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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 248219

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2010

  • End date

    29 February 2012

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 225 882,80

  • EU contribution

    € 1 099 991

Coordinated by:

ZABALA INNOVATION CONSULTING, S.A.

Spain

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.

Coordinator

ZABALA INNOVATION CONSULTING, S.A.

Address

Paseo Santxiki 3 Bis
31192 Mutilva Alta Navarra

Spain

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 221 307

Administrative Contact

Francisco De Aristegui (Mr.)

Participants (10)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 46 010

DOWEL MANAGEMENT

France

EU Contribution

€ 129 684

I.CON. INNOVATION GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 129 684

ORION INNOVATIONS LLP

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 135 783

INVESTORNET-GATE2GROWTH APS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 135 783

ICONS SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 103 469

Sociedad de Desarrollo de Navarra, S.A.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 55 212

GLE Growth Capital Limited

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 20 957,78

TECHNOSTART BERATUNGSGESELLSCHAFT FUER BETEILIGUNGSFONDS MBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 64 307

ANGEL CAPITAL INNOVATIONS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 57 794,22

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 248219

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2010

  • End date

    29 February 2012

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 225 882,80

  • EU contribution

    € 1 099 991

Coordinated by:

ZABALA INNOVATION CONSULTING, S.A.

Spain

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