Bridging Science and Business


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Session 4: Bridging Science and Business

David Tee – STRD Project

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Bridging Science and Business

  1. 1. Session 4:Bridging Science and Business<br />David Tee – STRD Project<br />
  2. 2. “We are told never to cross a bridge until we come to it, but this world is owned by men who have 'crossed bridges' in their imagination far ahead of the crowd.”<br />Unknown author<br />
  3. 3. What is a Bridge?<br />Wikipedia says: a bridge is a structure built to span a physical obstacle (such as a body of water, valley, or road) for the purpose of providing passage over the obstacle<br />The SRTD Bridge overcomes physical and psychological obstacles to enable the passage of ideas between people<br />
  4. 4. Building the Bridge<br />Commercialisation<br />Link to EU SMEs<br />Link to EU Uni.<br />Tech Transfer:<br />Business<br />Tech Transfer:<br />Researchers<br />Focal Points:<br />Researchers/ Scientists<br />Focal Points: SMEs/ Industry<br />Science<br />Business<br />
  5. 5. Many Bridges<br />Researcher to Researcher<br />Researcher to Business<br />Researcher to EU<br />JIC to EBN<br />Institution to Institution<br />Science and Business<br />Jordan and Europe<br />
  6. 6. Researcher to ResearcherResearcher to Business<br />5 “Bridging Meetings”<br />Focal Point Liaison Officers<br />Universities<br />Research centres<br />JICs<br />SMEs<br />Added Technology Transfer Officers<br />Began a process of networking between Jordanians<br />
  7. 7. Researcher to EU Programmes<br />168 FP7 Jordanian applications<br />118 were from SRTD Focal Points<br />27 projects are now running or under negotiation<br />Value of nearly €2.6m<br />New network of Thematic National Contact Points<br />
  8. 8. JIC to EBN<br />One full EBN member confirmed<br />Al Urdonia Lil Ebda<br />One full EBN member about to be confirmed<br />El Hassan Business Park (iPARK, IPCO, QRCE)<br />One associate member representing Jordan <br />JECDO<br />
  9. 9. Institution to Institution<br />Amman Chamber of Industry andHigh Council for Science and Technology<br />Industrial Research Fund<br />Reviewing proposals<br />Assess achievements<br />Focusing new research on business needs<br />Scientific Research Support Fund<br />Ministry of Industry and Trade – Patent Office<br />
  10. 10. Science and Business<br />Terravertis and NERC<br />Joint SME / Research Centre project<br />TTO network links to Nuqul and MONOJO<br />SRTD Start-up Grant beneficiaries<br />8 out of 30 are PhDs taking research ideas into new businesses<br />SMEs participating in FP7 projects<br />
  11. 11. Jordan and Europe<br />6 Internships<br />Focal Point Liaison Officers (39 people)<br />Start-ups (26 people)<br />Technology Transfer Officers (14 people)<br />Over 100 participants to conferences, workshops, consortium meetings, training<br />Over 40 experts to Jordan from Europe<br />Many connections now made for future<br />
  12. 12. Much More than a Bridge:A Network of Networks<br />Researcher<br />EU<br />Start-up<br />JIC<br />Government<br />Business Org<br />
  13. 13. Don’t just take our word for it...<br />Personally, after being introduced to SRTD community I went through a complete shift in my perception for Research Collaboration and Partnership, besides, highly shared values to serve the society and the globe. Ms RabbabTayyem - King Hussein Cancer Center<br />[SRTD provided] linkage with the research sector, [helped] establishment of services regarding technology transfer, [and] networking between several organizations concerned with applied research and technology transfer. Eng FadelLabadi- Amman Chamber of Industry<br />
  14. 14. Don’t just take our word for it...<br />We hope that through such initiative that Jordan young population will be able to work with their EU neighbours for the best of the two regions. Dr LoayKhalaf - Research Grant Beneficiary<br />Helped us to think globally and act local regarding the important issues that affect Jordan in compliance with EU. Ms Laila Abu-Alhaija- National Information TechnologyCentre<br />SRTD has facilitated research with European partners for many Jordanian academics. Dr Ali Maqousi- Petra University<br />
  15. 15. Don’t just take our word for it...<br />A bridge not only between academia and business, it is a bridge between different institutions of different interests and capabilities. Ms HibaZalloum - University of Jordan<br />The way SRTD organized and managed had provide us with continues flow of information and networking activates including academic and research institutions in addition to SMEs. Mr AnasKhasawneh- Jordan Chamber of Industry<br />SRTD also gave me an opportunity to improve research connection through the support of my participation in international workshops and conferences. Dr Husam El-Nasser - Al al-Bayt University<br />
  16. 16. “Education is all a matter of building bridges” <br />Ralph Ellison<br />
  17. 17. Thank you<br />