Strengthening Technology Transfer in Europe - Focus on the Western Balkans and South-East Europe
17 Nov 2021 to 19 Nov 2021
Trieste Convention Center – Porto Vecchio, Trieste, Italy & Online
The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) and Area Science Park have jointly organised a hybrid conference on Technology Transfer from the 17th to the 19th of November 2021 in Trieste and online.
Technology Transfer from the research lab to the market is the most complex and risky step of the innovation process. The objective of the conference is to transfer best practices and accelerate the development of the technology transfer ecosystems in the Western Balkans and South-East Europe.
The first day of the conference provides a first introduction to technology transfer and will introduce key technology transfer tools and patent & market intelligence platforms, dedicated to start-ups and scale-ups.
The second day focuses on innovation ecosystems & entrepreneurship, including innovation ecosystems design (incl. research infrastructure & testbeds), early stage financing, investor readiness and much more.
The third day considers how to maximize the potential of successful technology transfer deals in the region and brings together local entrepreneurs and researchers, including participants in the ongoing EU4TECH Proof of Concept capacity building action, for the Western Balkans, to present their practical experience in technology transfer.