Busy October for the Eurice Team: On the Road for the European Innovation Community
This October, Eurice has been travelling throughout Europe to spread the word about strategic IP and innovation management, the value and importance of an integrated project management approach and the new Horizon 2020 work programmes.
On October 4, we supported the "2nd Belgrade Horizon 2020 Fair Advanced Material and Biotechnologies for High Added Value Products" with an expert talk on impact and exploitation in Horizon 2020 followed by a training session for the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris, October 6.
Berlin provided the setting for two major events in one week: While parts of the Eurice team organised the annual meeting of the International Human Epigenome Consortium (IHEC) and the “Science Days” symposium on October 12-14 with 200 participants, another group including Eurice CEO Jörg Scherer joined the Fit for Health 2.0 consortium meeting (October 11) and the Fit for Health 2.0 “International Life Science Business Strategy Training on Innovative Business Solutions and Smart Financing” (October 12).
The second progress meeting of Horizon 2020 project CARAT took us to Paris again! From October 11-12, the multinational project consortium came together to discuss what has been achieved so far and how to create further collaboration and outreach opportunities to foster the development of personalised treatment of cancer patients.
At the same time, Eurice expert Michele Dubbini spoke at the second European IPR Helpdesk IP4Business training session at the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry on October 12 in Tallinn. The IP4Business training roadshow is a series of training events organised in cooperation with the European Patent Academy with the aim of providing SMEs in different European cities with hands-on business and innovation support.
On October 16-17, the progress and review meetings for the Horizon 2020 project IMPROVE took us to Bavaria for two days of fruitful and intense work on the project’s progress and objectives with a strong focus on the strategic planning of dissemination activities.
Next stop Hungary: On October 18-20, the MOVE Progress Meeting and WP5 Workshop took place in Hungary. Having the first meeting day in Budapest and moving to Miskolc for the last two days, the consortium experienced a little mobility themselves. However, as it was the last Progress Meeting, the partners focused on discussing the triangulation of the research and survey results as well as the planning of the final conference and dissemination activities.
On October 19, Eurice CEO Jörg Scherer provided a workshop on IP Basics as part of the 10th International Balkan Region Conference on Engineering and Business Education in Sibiu, Romania. The workshop provided the participants with in-depth and practical support regarding the incorporation of intellectual assets into proper exploitation strategies to further develop technologies and find new business solutions.
On the same day, the Annual Event of the European IPR Helpdesk attracted stakeholders and SMEs from all over Europe to our Brussels office. This year, the thematic focus was on trade secrets as valuable business assets playing an important role in economic growth. Speakers included Daniel Gassmann from EASME who welcomed all guests recognizing the work achieved by the European IPR Helpdesk and Jorge Novais from the European Commission’s DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs who spoke about the development of the EU Trade Secrets Directive.
And we are not yet done! On October 26, the Eurice team Berlin will host the 2nd workshop and networking event of our “Berlin meets Horizon” series. We will strongly focus on the recently published H2020 draft work programmes supporting researchers and businesses regarding proposal writing, impact and innovation, data management or clinical trials.
For further updates on our events and training programme, check our news section.