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Clustering converging Tech Transfer Projects and innovative SMEs across 10 regions

Objective

Tech SME Partnering project is to provide critical tools for 2 target groups in 11 Regions: 200 selected technology transfer (TT) projects presented by over 100 TT officers of Public Research Organisations (PROs), and; 200 innovative SMEs seeking to widen their resource base. The project will allow the 11 Regions to cluster these TT projects around the 200 SMEs.

This will be done in a 2-year programme by:
1. better defining the 200 TT projects together with the 200 experts and dynamic innovative SMEs in 11 Partnering Academies, or 1 in each Region;
2. clustering the 200 TT projects and SMEs across the Regions into 6 specialised Clustering Fora (by sector) to facilitate partnerships;
3. publish electronically the profiles and partnering requests of the TT projects and SMEs in an e-catalogue on the project portal to facilitate partnering and solicit interest from over 400 corporate and VC investors and partners.

The project will lead to value and job creation: 40 TT projects or SMEs in discussion with investors, and; 60 TT projects or SMEs in discussion with research or business partners. There are 6 main and 4 smaller Regions participating each represented by a public or private body with a mandate (incl. a support letter for private bodies): Flanders, Stockholm area, UK NorthWest, Minho and Centre Portugal and Valencia, Rhine Alpes, and; Cyprus, Central Macedonia, Madeira and Great Plains Hungary (Szeged).

The project is driven by 3 leading European organisations bringing unparalleled expertise: Europe Unlimited with a track record in coaching start-ups at the Gate2Growth Venture Academies and arranging investment fora, in cooperation with the IST and LSH programmes, ProTon Europe representing the majority of TT offices of PROs in Europe promoting tech transfer best practice, and; The AiMes Centre of the University of Liverpool with a recognised expertise in tech transfer and partnering portals and web sites.

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-INNOV-9-STRAND-2
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Funding Scheme

CA - Coordination action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF COIMBRA
Address
Paço Das Escolas
Coimbra
Portugal

Participants (15)

INNOVATIONSBRON AB
Sweden
Address
Vasagatan 11
Stockholm
INSTITUUT VOOR DE AANMOEDIGING VAN INNOVATIE DOOR WETENSCHAP EN TECHNOLOGIE IN VLAANDEREN
Belgium
Address
Bischoffsheimlaan 25
Brussels
INSTITUTE FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZED INDUSTRY OF VALENCIA
Spain
Address
Plaza Del Ayuntamiento 6
Valencia
EUROPE UNLIMITED
Belgium
Address
Place E. Flagey, 7
Ixelles
PROTON EUROPE IASBL
Belgium
Address
Rue Des Palais, 44
Brussels
RESEARCH PROMOTION FOUNDATION
Cyprus
Address
Apelli & Nirvana Corner
Lefkosia
ATLANTIS CONSULTING SA
Greece
Address
9Th Klm. Of Thessaloniki, Thermi Road
Thermi, Thessaloniki
SOUTH GREAT PLAIN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
Hungary
Address
Groszlán U 2
Szeged
POLO CIENTIFICO E TECHNOLOGICO - MADEIRA TECNOPOLO SA
Portugal
Address
Caminho Da Penteada
Funchal
UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
Address
The Foundation Building, 765 Brownlow Hill
Liverpool
INFINITY FINANCIAL CONSULTANCY LTD.
Hungary
Address
Erzsébet Királyné Útja 1/C.
Budapest
VILLE DE GRENOBLE
France
Address
Boulevard Jean Pain
Grenoble
AGENZIA PER LA PROMOZIONE DELLA RICERCA EUROPEA
Italy
Address
Piazza G. Marconi 25
Roma
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
Address
Praça Gomes Teixeira S/n
Porto
COTEC PORTUGAL-ASSOCIAÇÃO EMPRESARIAL PARA A INOVAÇÃO
Portugal
Address
Rua De Salazares, 842
Porto