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PROs GRowing Europe through best practice SolutionS for Technology Transfer

Objective

Innovation is at the heart of Europe’s growth strategy. However, Europe lags behind its international competitors in converting investment in Public Research Organisation PRO research into commercial returns via innovation. The solution lies in improving the transfer of technology from PROs to industry but there are many barriers to effective technology transfer, including: Most Technology Transfer Offices (TTOs) in PROs are small, underfunded and under-skilled; a small investor pool and long timescales make it difficult to secure finance and; there is poor understanding between IP creators, exploiters, funders and end-users.
To address these barriers, PROGRESS-TT will transfer the expertise of Europe’s leading PROs to those with the greatest potential to grow. We will gather best practice from leading PROs and thought leaders and formulate it into Europe’s most definitive TT tools, methods and insight. We will then begin a programme of knowledge transfer tailored to the audience’s level of ‘readiness’ to grow. This will include:
• Training, workshops, boot camps and e-learning delivered to emerging PROs and TT funds to develop their core skills
• Intensive coaching and mentoring for high potential PROs to accelerate their TT activity. We will form ‘teams’ comprising experienced TTO performers, industry, funds and high potential PROs to develop capability, capacity, opportunity, desire, and to build a supportive TT environment.
• Improving access to finance by bringing established and emerging funds together to share best practice and identify cross-border opportunities
We will continuously improve best practice based on our trial activities, in order to create a validated legacy programme to continue supporting PROs across Europe beyond project end. Through this support, we estimate a typical high potential PRO will improve its performance by 500% in the five years following intensive support, delivering at least €6 million to the European economy per PRO supported

Call for proposal

H2020-CBTT-2014
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

MI.TO. TECHNOLOGY SRL
Address
Via Filippo Turati, 40
20121 Milano Mi
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 810 149,96

Participants (8)

PERA CONSULTING (UK) LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 225 793,54
Address
Nottingham Road
LE13 0PB Melton Mowbray Leicestershire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KNOWLEDGE INNOVATION MARKET S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 121 125
Address
Calle Venezuela 103 Planta 1 Puerta
08019 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 186 425
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 192 570,50
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASSOCIATION OF EUROPEAN SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER PROFESSIONALS
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 480 639,50
Address
Stationsweg 28 A
2312 AV Leiden
Activity type
Other
PHILIPS INTERNATIONAL B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 133 437,50
Address
High Tech Campus 5
5656AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DSM Nutritional Products Ltd
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Wurmisweg 576
4303 Kaiseraugst
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VTT VENTURES OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 89 232,50
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)