Our aim is to promote knowledge exchange between academia and industry, in order to strengthen the cooperation and transfer of innovations from research labs into industrial exploitation.
In the past events, we hosted more than 2500 participants, including investors, inventors, researchers, commercialization experts, start-up funders, industrial development experts etc. We have successfully organized six competitions to award the technology with the best business proposition, which led to successful start-ups and licensing contracts, and to 11 annual awards of CCIS for best innovation.
CONFERENCE PRIZE FOR THE BEST INNOVATIONS IN 2017
The main objective of the special prize for innovation is to encourage commercialization of inventive/innovative technologies developed at public research organizations and to promote cooperation between research organizations and development groups in the economy.
One of the main objectives is also promoting the entrepreneurship possibilities and good practices in the public research organizations.
Researchers are preparing business models for their technologies and will present them in front of an international expert panel in a pitch competition. However, they will need support in the form of both commercial assistance and financial resources to bridge the gap to the market and establish a start-up company or license out their technology. How shall they do it?
Pitch competitions in the last 7 years resulted in spin-out company creation or licensing case development in at least one case per competition each year.
The conference will involve different key stakeholders in the process (public research organizations as knowledge and technology parks as infrastructure providers), agencies, consultants, capital (VC, agencies, angels), SMEs, international enterprises, private innovators, etc.
TARGET AUDIENCE AND BENEFITS
Target audience of the conference are researchers, students and post-graduate students with entrepreneural ambitions, established and future entrepreneurs, innovators and also representatives from governmental institutions and policy-making organizations.