Invitation to workshop on start-ups and technology transfer in innovation ecosystem in south-east Europe and Alpine region
05. 10. 2018
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (DG JRC) in collaboration with Technology Park Ljubljana, Ministry of education, science and sport – AG1 EUSALP, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SI TTO consortia and Slovenian Public research institutes, is organizing a workshop on "Workshop on Start-ups and Technology Transfer in Innovation Ecosystems in South-East Europe and Alpine Region (EUSALP AG1)" on 15th and 16th November 2018 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
We kindly invite policy makers in the innovation support, science, research and technological development domains, managing authorities and institutions directly involved in the design, operation and promotion of innovation areas and ecosystems, national and regional agencies and bodies managing investment funds for innovation, science and technology parks and incubators, technology transfer practitioners, start-ups and SMEs, practitioners from both the supply and demand sides, financial intermediaries, venture capital and corporate venture funds, start-up support organizations and associations, to attend the event.
The purpose of the workshop and proposed content is to provide policy makers and innovation practitioners with knowledge and training/practical insights in setting up successful start-up, spin-off and knowledge transfer platforms with support programmes that can strengthen regional/national innovation ecosystems.
The workshop will target in particular policy makers and other innovation stakeholders such as universities, research organizations, technology transfer offices, science and technology parks, chambers of commerce, business angels, venture capitalist and other relevant practitioners from South-East Europe and European Alpine macro-region.
Issues to be addressed include:
- What is an innovation ecosystem? Elements and examples.
- What support services are needed and how best to deliver them?
- Why is it important to create an ecosystem supporting technology transfer, industry collaboration together with start-up creation and scale-up processes?
- How to build a successful start-ups ecosystem?
- How to build a successful technology transfer ecosystem?
- How to build an adequate pipeline of projects and a deal flow?
- Whom to involve: actors and stakeholders (quadruple helix)?
- What is the role of IP support system in the overall deal flow setup?
The workshop is jointly organized by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) in collaboration with Technology Park Ljubljana, the Ministry of education, science and sport – AG1 EUSALP, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SI TTO Consortia and Slovenian public research institutes.
Apply to participate: here.
Planned number of participants is 150. Given the limited number of places, a registration procedure will be implemented. A further reminder about the workshop will be sent to you in October.