how to explain a research result to a potential user

Writing a exploitation concept statement is a critical task, whether starting a company to pursue the new opportunity or seeking to continue with research activities. You should be able to clearly and briefly describe the nature of the exploitation action in a short document of one to two pages. This exploitation concept is then tested for feasibility prior to the preparation of a the exploitation plan. It is common for the initial concept statement to change during the life of the project with the feasibility testing and the writing of the plan for using your results. This “concept development “ tool helps to collect and shape the information needed for fine tune the description of an exploitable result to be presented to a potential user.

Triple Helix Association – Webinar programme – 2014-2015

The Triple Helix Association is launching its inaugural series of webinars We are delighted to announce our first series of webinar programmes which we are launching this Autumn. The webinar programme will focus on emergent topics in the triple helix interface and is designed to promote practical discussion within THA membership community and beyond. We plan to hold 6 webinars a year starting in November 2014. The first webinars in the series will focus on the topics we identified from our discussions with THA members and include expert talks on:
  1. From the ivory tower to the Entrepreneurial University – 4th NOVEMBER 2014, 6 PM CET
  2. University Rankings, the Triple Helix Model and Webometrics: Opening Pandora’s Box – 20th FEBRUARY 2015
  3. Critical success factors in University-Industry partnership – APRIL 2015
  4. Academic freedom and proprietary knowledge – JUNE 2015
  5. Developing innovation ecosystems in the Triple Helix context – SEPTEMBER 2015
  6. Coming soon
Each webinar talk will be hosted by an academic and a practitioner to give participants a balanced perspective on the topic. We anticipate a great demand for the series and urge you to reserve your place promptly. The webinar schedule and speakers will be announced shortly – watch this space! The annual webinar programme is FREE to the THA organisational members. Individual members can participate FREE in the first 3 webinars. To access the entire program individual members can either subscribe a new regular organizational membership (200€) or upgrade their membership to the organizational level by sending an email to: Non-members are welcome to join the webinars by joining our Association For additional information:

Workshop: Innovation and research in international cooperation – The NEXT project and the Adriatic and Ionian Macroregion – Bari 16th September

The Puglia region organized inside the Fiera del Levante, the workshop “Innovation and research in international cooperation – The NEXT project and the Adriatic and Ionian  Macroregion”. The event was attended by stackholders of Apulia and in particular representatives of companies, research centers and public authorities. The speaker presented the services offered by the project NEXT and its important implications in helping companies who want to invest in the Adriatic territories. Great emphasis was given to the usefulness of the results of the project within the strategy Adriatic and Ionian. The participants were very satisfied and expressed much interest in the services and the development of the project NEXT.

Regional Economic Development Agency for Sumadija and Pomoravlje organized “Workshop with local stakeholders and actors of innovation” – Science and technology park, Cacak 23rd September

Last 23 September, the Regional Economic Development Agency for Sumadija and Pomoravlje organized as part of the project NEXT activities, the event “Workshop with local stakeholders and actors of innovation”. The meeting was attended by the stackholder of the project and in particular industrialists, researchers and officials of state organizations. During the event was presented the project NEXT and the services that will be offered. To the participants, who were very interested in the activities and services offered by the project, will be sent a questionnaire on the upcoming NEXT platform, in order to better understand the needs to which the project intends to meet. Participants also agreed that it is necessary at the international level a networking activity and it is essential to link the public sector with the private

Business Relay and Innovation Center – BRIC

As Albania currently lacks a support body bringing enterprises fully into the innovation dynamics, a Business Relay and Innovation centre (BRIC) is being set up to fill the institutional gap in the Albanian innovation system and implement the programmes supporting actions of the Business Innovation and Technology (BITS) policy according to the Strategic Programme for the Development of Innovation and Technology of SMEs (2011-2016). Its purpose is to address the following tasks: 1. Awareness raising and promotion; 2. Provision of information; 3. Technology transfer and diffusion; 4. International technology and knowledge transfer; 5. Entrepreneurship, quality and process improvement; 6. Financial resources.

National Conference: Education, science and business-Joint potential – Montenegro

Considering the mentioned objectives of the project, from 2nd to 4th of April 2014 was held National conference “Education, science and business-Joint potentials” at University of Donja Gorica and Hotel Maestral in join organization of Faculty for information system and technologies and Chamber of Economy of Montenegro, two national partners on NEXT project. National conference “Education, science and business-Joint potentials” was part of work package 2, Communication and Dissemination; measure 2.2; activity: organization and management of local actions in accordance with the Communication plan. Main aims of these conference are compatible with general and specific objectvies of project customized for Montenegro: 1. Presentation of NEXT project to business and research sector and disemination of information between these two sectors; 2. Identification of potential stakeholders in business and research sector in Montenegro; 3. Detection of problems in business and research sector related for inovation; 4. Recommendations for improvement sectors of development an research in business and research institutions; 5. Networking between bussines and research institutions; 6. Promotion of investment opportunities; 7. Presentation of future activities on project: work shops and roundtables, participation in the International Stock of Entrepreneurial Ideas and Day of Research.

AZRRI: Agency for Rural Development of Istria Region Ltd, Pazin

imageThe Agency for Rural Development of Istria, Pazin is a limited company 100% owned by the County of Istria, and works closely with all county authorities and businesses, especially with the Department of Agriculture of the County of Istria, on joint projects especially for linking the public and private sectors, and projects that build the public infrastructure for the rural areas of the county. AZRRI was the first agency of this kind in Croatia with a specific purpose to coordinate production-wise activities into rural areas of Istria.

Mini-conference: “Science meets Economy”

imageRepresentatives of the Istrian Development Agency (IDA) Ltd. participated at the Mini-conference: “Science meets Economy” on May 6th, 2014 in Zagreb.

The Mini-conference: “Science meets Economy” was held on May 6th, 2014 in Zagreb. There were more than 250 participants present: many different ministry representatives, science and economic experts, directors of national and regional companies as well as small and medium entrepreneurs.

Centres of Agricultural Technology Transfer (QTTB)

Following the decision of the Council of Ministers no. 515 (2006) on the restructuring of research institutes under Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Protection, five centres of agricultural technology transfer have been established. The main objective of these centres is to support the direct transfer of agricultural technologies to farmers by testing, adapting and introducing new agricultural practices, methods and materials, research on problems raised by local farmers, training of farmers, students, etc., provision of technical expertise, demonstration of new technologies in agriculture and support the ministry of agriculture in policy-making. In addition to the focus on the specific needs and priorities of their region, each centre concentrates on specific activities and agricultural crops as follows: 1. Centre of Agricultural Technology Transfer, Fushë-Krujë: Forage cultivation, legume (white beans), bovine, swine (pigs), poultry and integrated management of farm; services for soil and water; needs and other priorities of the region 2. Centre of Agricultural Technology Transfer, Lushnjë: Vegetables in greenhouses and open field; wheat; needs and other priorities of the region