Last week the SECURE-R2I consortium was pleased to hold its second technology-transfer training summer school in Heraklion, Crete.
 
Seventeen researchers attended from universities and research institutes in the Eastern Partnership Countries (EPC) Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Also, several experts participated from innovation support organisations in the Czech Republic and Poland.
 
Over the week long course, the participants received training and attended several study visits.
 
The training covered commercialisation pathways for innovative research results, making the business case for technology opportunities, marketing studies and marketing strategy, which was ably provided by the technology-transfer experts Thomas Gering (IAM), Max Nielsen (MaxInno), Jacob Bar (JB Consultant), and Benoit Rivollet (Tech2Market).

The study visits were made to local universities and research organisations: ITE Forth, TEI Charnia, HiPER-GR and University of Crete.

Furthermore, the SECURE-R2I consortium partners gave practical coaching to the EPC researchers on ways to exploit technologies currently being developed in their institutes.
 
The summer school was well-organised by Christine Robinson (TII) and Panos Yannakapoulos (TEI Piraeus) and much-appreciated by the participants.
 
The SECURE-R2I consortium looks forward now to holding the project’s third summer school in 2016 in Coimbra, Portugal.


Interview with summer school participant Dr Lina Smovziuk
Interview with summer school participant Dr Yehor Brodnikovskyi

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 609534.