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Promoting Technology Transfer of Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies

Objective

ProNano aims at validating new practices to remove the major barriers that prevent results out of scientific research projects on nanotechnology field from reaching market applications: market barriers, technology barriers, financial barriers, managerial barriers. Managed by experienced innovation consultant firms and venture capitalist from several European countries, and involving European and national nanotechnology networks and platforms, ProNano promotes existing results of scientific research projects available in EU research centres that have not yet been exploited, through assistance to the entrepreneurial teams connected to such research work. First, existing research results are identified and screened for evaluation of their commercial potential. The technical information is completed by a business-relevant analysis of technological competitive markets, road maps to financing, and management issues leading to draft business plans. Then, potential entrepreneurs and investors are associated to this process and coached by technology transfer and innovation professionals including specialists in venture capital/ private equity financing and banking instruments. The promising nanotechnologies are made ready to be licensed for sale to industry or developed into business proposals for start-up companies. ProNano ultimately aims at closing investment deals to prove the approach successful (completing full financing rounds to venture capital investors/established businesses, or licensing agreements). Lessons learnt during the project and policy recommendations are presented to the broad public at a final event.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2009-CSA-3
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Coordinator

ZABALA INNOVATION CONSULTING, S.A.
Address
Paseo Santxiki 3 Bis
31192 Mutilva Alta Navarra
Spain

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francisco De Aristegui (Mr.)
EU contribution
€ 221 307

Participants (10)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 46 010
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
DOWEL MANAGEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 129 684
Address
25 Allee Pierre Ziller Naxos
06560 Valbonne

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Serge Galant (Dr.)
I.CON. INNOVATION GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 129 684
Address
Herzog-carl-strasse 2
73760 Ostfildern

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ernst-Udo Sievers (Mr.)
ORION INNOVATIONS LLP
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 135 783
Address
Victoria Street 83
SW1H 0HW London

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alison Cavey (Ms.)
INVESTORNET-GATE2GROWTH APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 135 783
Address
Diplomvej 381 St
2800 Kgs Lyngby

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bundgaard-Joergensen Uffe (Dr.)
ICONS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 103 469
Address
Via Santa Maria 39
38068 Rovereto Tn

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mario Martinoli (Mr.)
Sociedad de Desarrollo de Navarra, S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 55 212
Address
Avenida Carlos Iii El Noble 36
31003 Pamplona

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alberto Clerigué (Mr.)
GLE Growth Capital Limited

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 20 957,78
Address
Saint Martins House 210-212
LS7 4HZ Leeds
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jenny Tooth (Ms.)
TECHNOSTART BERATUNGSGESELLSCHAFT FUER BETEILIGUNGSFONDS MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 64 307
Address
Martin-luther-str. 59
71636 Ludwigsburg

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bettina Schrick (Dr.)
ANGEL CAPITAL INNOVATIONS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 57 794,22
Address
Pall Mall 100
SW1Y 5NQ London

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jenny Tooth