The European Commission is organising on 21-22 September 2017 in Trieste, Italy the Workshop on Proof of Concept (PoC) in South Eastern Europe “Best Practices, Challenges and Opportunities for Promoting Technology Transfer and Innovation”.

Proof of Concept financing (PoC) can facilitate the validation (prototype, demonstrator, proof of market, etc.) and assessment of commercialisation options for technologies developed within Public Research Organisations (PROs) and micro-enterprises/SMEs in South Eastern Europe. The objective of providing PoC financing is to provide financial support to researchers to help them in successfully converting good research into good business. PoC funding is currently at a modest stage of development in South Eastern Europe and, in particular, in the Western Balkans.

Participants are likely to include: innovation and entrepreneurship policy-makers, fund managers, representatives of academia and technology transfer offices early stage and venture capital investors. The number of participants is estimated at around 60-80, while the number of speakers will be in the region of 10-15.

Deadline: 6 August 2017

If you would like to attend you will need to submit an expression of interest. You can find additional information on the event and the necessary application form here.

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