METTTES aims to double productivity in the mediation of transnational technology transfer agreements (TTTs). The target is 40.000 EUR per TTT, i.e. less than 50% of IRC status quo. The new approach is based on an analysis of what current or forthcoming EU/ national legislation stimulates demand for innovative solutions, focussing on the important sector of environment as an example, since this is influenced by legislation like no other. This technology demand is not derived at enterprise (current IRC practic e) but instead at regional level (bundling). The regional demand is analysed in depth and expressed in a detailed Regional Demand Profile (RDP) with high-quality, commercially interesting Technology Requests which address both current and future demand (fo resight). The RDPs will mainly, but not exclusively, be performed in new Member States or Candidate Countries. For each RDP, technological solutions will be identified, assessed and collated in a TO portfolio. Potential donors and recipients, following int ensive preparation, exchange of information and pre-qualification, are brought together at tailor-made Matching Events in the demand regions. These encompass comprehensive presentations of the demand, e.g. by regional decision-makers, and of convincing tec hnological solutions by high-potential technology providers from throughout Europe. METTTES thus aims to achieve at least 2-3 TTTs per RDP in the duration of the project. The consortium will themselves compile two pilot RDPs and at least a further eight wi ll be prepared preferably from sub-contractors through a call for proposals. These RDPs will be selected on the basis of their potential excellence and financed by the project. The whole approach will lead to more efficient TTT mediation and higher quality results. Through the participation of the Thematic Group Environment of the IRC network, of which 18 member organisations have already confirmed their participation, automatic dissemination is guaranteed.
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