European Observatory for Clusters and Industrial Change partnering event, Brussels 25 October

About 100 representatives from the 52 European Strategic Cluster Partnerships to exchange experience and gather good practices.

INNOSUP Projects Coordination Meeting, Brussels 24 October

Cluster facilitated projects for new industrial value chains: A cluster event opportunity for sharing experience in SMEs technical and business support.

General Assembly in Kraków

The ACTTiVAte team met in Kraków, Poland on October 4th and 5th for the General Assembly of the project invited by Technology Partners.

Two Polish SMEs participating in the ACTTiVAte project – HealthSens and Fine Bubble Technologies were invited to pitch their solutions. After pitch session one of the Polish Mentors – Agnieszka Klucznik-TӧRŐ talked about the mentoring process and some recommendations to the project regarding work with the SMEs.

The meeting was also an opportunity to learn about beautiful culture and history of Poland. Kraków, is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula River in the Lesser Poland region, the city dates back to the 7th century and its Old Town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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