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PROs GRowing Europe through best practice SolutionS for Technology Transfer

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 643486

  • Start date

    1 January 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2017

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 331 748,50

  • EU contribution

    € 2 239 373,50

Coordinated by:

MI.TO. TECHNOLOGY SRL

Italy

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

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

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 225 793,54

KNOWLEDGE INNOVATION MARKET S.L.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 121 125

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 186 425

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 192 570,50

ASSOCIATION OF EUROPEAN SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER PROFESSIONALS

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 480 639,50

PHILIPS INTERNATIONAL B.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 133 437,50

DSM Nutritional Products Ltd

Switzerland

VTT VENTURES OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 89 232,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 643486

  • Start date

    1 January 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2017

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 331 748,50

  • EU contribution

    € 2 239 373,50

Coordinated by:

MI.TO. TECHNOLOGY SRL

Italy