PROGRESS-TT: Public Research Organisation GRowing Europe through best practice SolutionS for Technology Transfer is a 3-year pilot initiative funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 643486). The project aims to contribute to Europe’s economic growth by ensuring that PROs are better equipped to transfer valuable knowledge to industry. The project facilitates the exchange and sharing of experiences, capacity building between Europe’s leading PROs and those PROs with the greatest potential to commercialize their research results, which will be done by gathering best practices and developing an applicable and sustainable collection of technology transfer tools, methods and insights. The EU has recognized ASTP-Proton as the custodian of the legacy of this project, which will be of great value and relevance for our members and for the association.
INVESTHORIZON: InvestHorizon is a programme designed to increase investments made in innovative European SMEs through Investment Readiness development and Investor sensitization. The objectives are: Increase TT investments, identify and develop Investment readiness programmes & policy practices, support and inform investors to improve knowledge about innovation sectors.
UTILE: UTILE aims to develop an online marketplace to promote awareness and access to outputs of completed FP7 health projects. Defragmenting of the opportunities and their presentation in a market-attractive context (all as driven by informed market players) should increase success rates of conversion of results into development or exploitation projects. To learn more about UTILE and how you can get involved, watch this shot promotional video clip.
EIPIN-IS: EIPIN Innovation Society is a comprehensive project at the forefront of multidisciplinary research, examining the role of intellectual property (IP) as a complex adaptive system in innovation. The focus will be on the European regulatory framework for fostering innovation with the aim of enhancing Europe’s capacity for innovation-based sustainable economic growth. The longstanding European Intellectual Property Institutes Network (EIPIN), a consortium of leading research and training centres in the area of intellectual property, is the driving force behind the project.. The project will officially start on 1 March 2017.