SMEBOOK Platform: The networking solution for technology-based companies

Recently, ACTTiVAte consortium has approved some modifications in the Collaboration Tool with the aim of enhancing the user experience.

The objective of the Collaboration Tool is to facilitate the process of technology transfer between technology providers and recipients with the support of ACTTiVAte’s clusters.

The most important change has been the decision to integrate the Collaboration Tool with the SMEBOOK platform, owned by the company Q4I Consulting that is a member of the ACTTiVAte consortium.

This integration will not only facilitate the process of technology transfer, but it will also offer additional functionalities to the users.

SMEBOOK is an intelligence-based networking tool for technology companies that will help them connect with other entities to collaborate in order to improve their innovation capacity.

In addition to that, clusters will play a relevant role within SMEBOOK, since they will be able to inform their affiliated entities on the technological offers and requests published.

You can find additional information on SMEBOOK by clicking on www.smebook.eu . There, you can access a brief registration form to register your company.

The first entities in subscribing to SMEBOOK will be provided with a 6 months SMEBOOK Premium License free of charge.”

 

Dublin City University and ACTTiVAte present the Dublin Autumn Business Showcase 2018

Last Friday took place the Dublin Autumn Business Showcase 2018 at Dublin City University, an opportunity for companies to meet face-to-face with SMEs, large companies, investors and university partners who are active across many sectors.

Success on the 1st Investment Readiness Workshop held in Dublin

ACTTiVAte´s first Investment Readiness Workshop (IRW) took place in Dublin City University on Thursday 19th April. Next IRW will be held in Madrid on Thursday 3rd of May.

The training program include a 1-day workshop, group and individual coaching/assistance and peersharing
to be delivered by expert coaches at a local and international level.

The main objective pursued with this activity is to contribute:

  • to increase SMEs’ understanding and communication skills concerning the
    process of raising external financing from private investors and early stage VC/corporate
    funds, and
  • to enhance its communication approach and skills that allow them to prepare and perform
    more effective and attractive business presentations to potential capital providers.

Thanks to all the participants for attending, we hope you enjoyed the experience!

 

ACTTiVAte General Assembly meeting in Granada (Spain)

The ACTTiVAte team met in Granada on April 11 and 12 for the General Assembly of the project invited by Fundación Parque Tecnológico de la Salud.

M Durance, DestiNA Genomics, CLOVER Biosoft and DNActive  had the opportunity to present their companies to the members of the European consortium.

ACTTiVAte Tech Comm Academies in Brussels

On the 30th and 31st of January and 1st and 2nd of February, ACTTiVAte Tech Comm Academy took place at EBN Innovation Network.

ACTTiVAte selected projects attended a specific training focused on the technology transfer/commercialization process of their innovative developments.

The main objective pursued with this activity is to offer the awarded SMEs the opportunity to carry out an assisted process of strategic thinking and planning focused on their projects´ business development.

Tech Comm Academy at PTS Granada

On the 26th and 27th of January, the second ACTTiVAte Tech Comm Academy took place at Fundación Parque Tecnológico de la Salud in Granada.

ACTTiVAte selected projects attended a specific training focused on the technology transfer/commercialization process of their innovative developments.

The main objective pursued with this activity is to offer the awarded SMEs the opportunity to carry out an assisted process of strategic thinking and planning focused on their projects´ business development.

NEXT TECH COMM ACADEMIES:

  • Brussels: 30,31 January and 1-2 February 2018

 

Tech Comm Academy Madrid

The first ACTTiVAte Tech Comm Academy begins in Madrid

On the 9th and 10th of January, the first ACTTiVAte Tech Comm Academy began in Madrid at IESE Business School.

ACTTiVAte selected projects attended a specific training focused on the technology transfer/commercialization process of their innovative developments.

The main objective pursued with this activity is to offer the awarded SMEs the opportunity to carry out an assisted process of strategic thinking and planning focused on their projects´ business development.

NEXT TECH COMM ACADEMIES:

  • Granada: 26,27 January 2018
  • Brussels: 30,31 January and 1-2 February 2018

Next ACTTiVAte Tech Comm Academies start in January 2018

All ACTTiVAte selected projects will be attending a specific training focused on the technology transfer/commercialization process of their innovative developments.

The main objective pursued with this activity is to offer the awarded SMEs the opportunity to carry out an assisted process of strategic thinking and planning focused on their projects´ business development.

The Commercialization Training Workshops (Tech Comm Academies) start in January 2018 and include training and feedback activities, group and individual coaching/assistance, peer-sharing, feedback sessions and remote coaching to be delivered by local and international expert coaches.

All the participant selected SMEs will have the opportunity to review and check their work with the expert coaches assigned to identify additional factors that would not be obvious to emerging entrepreneurs.

AGENDA

  • Madrid:  9,10 January 2018
  • Granada: 26,27 January 2018
  • Brussels: 30,31 January and 1-2 February 2018

PROCESS OF THE TRAINING WORKSHOPS

Tech Comm Academy

Workshop participants will carry out an overall self-assessment of his/her project´s current internal situation and external environment as a basis for building a Strategic Commercialization Plan. By means of a “roadmap” methodology, the projects will receive expert training and assistance to better manage the understanding of the key elements of a technology commercialization process as an entrepreneurial undertaking, namely:

1. a self-assessment process of the technology transfer potential and/or commercialization attractiveness of their innovative developments;
2. a prioritization of the transfer/commercialization opportunities detected;
3. the identification and/or consolidation of those technology transfer/commercialization strategies most adequate to create value in the market; and
4. the preparation of a Strategic Technology Commercialization Plan (STCP) in the short term (one year) that allows them to progress in the commercialization of their technologies/innovations, and to leverage their innovation capacity beyond the ACTTiVAte project.

Some key issues to be addressed through the training activities include:

 How can we capitalize on our strong points, and eliminate our weak points?
 How and when can we take advantage of the current opportunity potential?
 What developmental approaches/paths can we adopt to enable the project´s business development?
 To what extent do we have an adequate structure to implement them?
 Do we have the resources necessary to support such a business development?
 What internal barriers are we going to face along the way?
 What are the risks of the technology commercialization project?
 Other issues arising.

Different tools for strategic thinking and planning are integrated into the “roadmap”mechanism so as to enable the participant to make progress on a sequential basis:

 To analyze the firm´s current internal situation
 To assess the firm´s competitive context, the source industry and the target industry
 To establish initiatives for actions and select developmental paths
 To define actions to achieve the project´s development and commercialization goals

When completing the “roadmap” trajectory, the resulting “product” becomes a 1-year Action Plan. This should consistently and realistically integrate a suite of the main strategic initiatives, and the associated actions to accomplish such goals, in line with both the firm´s strategic vision and the project team´s strategic guidelines.

INEGI presents ACTTiVAte project in WARP conference

Our consortium member INEGI, was invited to present the ACTTiVAte project in WARP, the Health & Biotech Accelerators Conference and Technology Exhibition at Porto, last December 11.

The event provided the opportunity to exhibit the technologies embeded in accelerators and to hold one-to-one meetings with potential investors and licensors.

WARP – Worldwide Acceleration Rally- aims to ignite a cooperative movement between biomedical and health related innovation accelerators at international level, facilitating exchange of good practices and collaboration, and optimise the use of resources among accelerators.

 

 

Watch the launch of Galileos 19–22

Starts Today at 7:10 PM

WATCH Galileo launch: 12 December, lift off of Ariane5 with 4 Galileo navigation sats at 18:36 GMT/19:36 CET)
Launch Livestream starts: 18:10 GMT/ 19:10 CET
Satellite separation livestream: 22:00 GMT/23:00 CET

 

WHAT IS GALILEO?

Galileo is Europe’s own global navigation satellite system, providing a highly accurate, guaranteed global positioning service under civilian control.

Currently providing Initial Services, Galileo is interoperable with GPS and Glonass, the US and Russian global satellite navigation systems. By offering dual frequencies as standard, Galileo is set to deliver real-time positioning accuracy down to the metre range.

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