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  • Thank you for coming to the Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine event London IRC workshop. My name is Tim Benzie, I’m the Communications Executive at LTN – I’ll be speaking for a few minutes generally on what the Innovation Relay Centre is, and then I’ll hand over to Anastasia Liapi, who’s going to speak in more detail about a fantastic online facility, which is a great way the IRC can help you find European technology partners .
  • It’s commonly acknowledged that Europe is good at turning money into research, but not particularly good at turning research into money . It’s why the European Commission made partnership and collaboration a priority under Framework 6. They recognised that small and medium sized enterprises were finding it more difficult to access the latest technologies – and it’s a problem we’re funded to help solve. We can turn research into money by strengthening the links between technologies and small and medium sized enterprises.
  • What does this mean for you? There are over a thousand IRC professionals in Europe: assisting in technology transfer and partnerships. We send out regular alerts by email, on what’s new, - on who’s seeking which technologies - which go to nearly 7500 subscribers all over Europe. That’s a big market for innovation, and each IRC has direct access to it, finding the right technology to fit the need and to reduce the problem. Because the London IRC is hosted by London Technology Network, we have nine technology analysts and consultants, experts in ICT, life science and process and product industries. They think laterally, they have a wide range of contact throughout Europe and they’re experienced in looking for opportunities that are in line with your company’s strategies. Finally, there is access to an advanced database of potential R&D partners, which Anastasia will speak to shortly.
  • First, an example of design . Think London is an agency that helps businesses set up offices in London and create high value employment here. They introduced us to a US incomer, Immersion, who wanted to meet Symbian and ARM CTOs. That was an easy introduction given that they come to our academic events. Immersion introduced us to the guy in charge of designing the experience for Vodafone’s 157 million customers. Last Friday we had suppliers flying in from as far as Austria, Finland and Scotland to talk about designing services.
  • First, an example of design . Think London is an agency that helps businesses set up offices in London and create high value employment here. They introduced us to a US incomer, Immersion, who wanted to meet Symbian and ARM CTOs. That was an easy introduction given that they come to our academic events. Immersion introduced us to the guy in charge of designing the experience for Vodafone’s 157 million customers. Last Friday we had suppliers flying in from as far as Austria, Finland and Scotland to talk about designing services.
  • First, an example of design . Think London is an agency that helps businesses set up offices in London and create high value employment here. They introduced us to a US incomer, Immersion, who wanted to meet Symbian and ARM CTOs. That was an easy introduction given that they come to our academic events. Immersion introduced us to the guy in charge of designing the experience for Vodafone’s 157 million customers. Last Friday we had suppliers flying in from as far as Austria, Finland and Scotland to talk about designing services.
  • Enterprise Europe Network Presentation - DigiBiz'09

    1. 1. www.london-irc.org Making profitable connections through Enterprise Europe Network 17 June 2009 www.ltnetwork.org Helping companies succeed through technology-intensive innovation www.LTNetwork.org
    2. 2. Tools for delivery <ul><li>LTN Networking Events-Application focused </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Invitation-only targeted to senior executives and researchers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technology Matching for Industry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Helping companies to identify academic partners for specific projects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Access to European SMEs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assistance for London & South East companies to find partners in the EU </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chargeable services – Expert Insights </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bringing together a selection of academic experts to inform the company </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. LONDON SOUTH-EAST Academics from 38+ Institutions EAST OF ENGLAND 2004–2008 = 5,085 negotiations creating 1187 projects worth >£52m
    4. 4. Why should small businesses access Europe? <ul><li>Find new, expansive and niche markets </li></ul><ul><li>Exploit technological advantages through collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Spread risk </li></ul><ul><li>Lower or share R&D costs </li></ul><ul><li>Improve access to finance/funding by forming consortiums and applying for bids </li></ul>
    5. 5. How we help businesses <ul><li>Enterprise Europe Network promotes the transfer of technology based innovations via : </li></ul><ul><li>Access to a Network of 500 business development offices across EU </li></ul><ul><li>Hosts a vast online database of the latest technology profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Provides links to the best European research </li></ul>matching promoting
    6. 6. What does this mean for you? <ul><li>LTN hosts the service for businesses for London and South-East England </li></ul><ul><li>Since April 2008: Assisted 42 companies or organisations in London and the South-East to make deals with European partners </li></ul><ul><li>Our team of technology analysts and business development managers are experts in your sector </li></ul><ul><li>LTN regularly hosts international technology match-making events – ICT events since April 2008 include Green I.T., Network reliability, 3D, Next Generation Web </li></ul>
    7. 7. Benefiting from our services. 2 different roles . <ul><li>Observer (passive or invisible) </li></ul><ul><li>- Registering to the Automatic Matching Service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tech Search , and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tech Watch </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Participation (active and visible) </li></ul><ul><li>- Producing a </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enquiry , and/or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Profile </li></ul></ul>Our services
    8. 8. Tech Search … then click on Tech Search visit www.LTNetwork.org … then click on Accessing Europe
    9. 9. 3D technology Type in a keyword, for example: Tech Search
    10. 10. Click on the abstract you are interested in Tech Search Tech Search
    11. 11. Profiles on the database cover all sectors: <ul><li>ELECTRONICS, IT AND TELECOMS </li></ul><ul><li>INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING, MATERIALS AND TRANSPORT </li></ul><ul><li>ENERGY </li></ul><ul><li>PHYSICAL AND EXACT SCIENCES </li></ul><ul><li>BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES </li></ul><ul><li>AGRICULTURE AND MARINE RESOURCES </li></ul><ul><li>AGROFOOD INDUSTRY </li></ul><ul><li>MEASUREMENTS AND STANDARDS </li></ul><ul><li>PROTECTING HUMANITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT </li></ul><ul><li>SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CONCERNS </li></ul>Tech Search
    12. 12. Sample technology offers include: <ul><li>IT safe work environment and remote access for computer data (Spain) </li></ul><ul><li>Computer-Based Assessment Software for tests and exams (Italy) </li></ul><ul><li>Optical mapping applied to food safety in the food industry (France) </li></ul><ul><li>Improved 3D Laser Digitiser (Spain) </li></ul><ul><li>Optical mapping applied to food safety in the food industry (Italy) </li></ul>Tech Search
    13. 13. Sample technology requests include: <ul><li>Digital printer using UV digital picture technology for wide format printing (Poland) </li></ul><ul><li>Seeking Consumer Electronics Manufacturing Technologies to Integrate with Next Generation High Definition Connectivity Technology (Israel) </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative content producers for mobile phones (Portugal) </li></ul><ul><li>Signing Avatar Project (UK) </li></ul><ul><li>Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) for use underwater (Italy) </li></ul><ul><li>3D audio technologies & expertise for projects in 3D visual (France) </li></ul>Tech Search
    14. 14. Tech Watch … then click on Tech Watch visit www.LTNetwork.org … then click on Accessing Europe
    15. 15. Specify your technology field and interests You will be notified of any projects or enquiries related to your area of interest. We can assist with this process. Tech Watch
    16. 16. <ul><li>Observer (passive or invisible) </li></ul><ul><li>- Registering to the Automatic Matching Service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tech Search , and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tech Watch </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Participation (active and visible) </li></ul><ul><li>- Producing a </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enquiry , and/or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Profile </li></ul></ul>Benefiting from our services: 2 different roles. Our services
    17. 17. Create your own technology profile <ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>Market your innovation to Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Find manufacturing partners in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Access expertise on the Continent to further develop your technology </li></ul><ul><li>Find partners to form consortiums in bids for major European funding </li></ul>
    18. 18. Create your own technology profile
    19. 19. Evening event Electronic Arts – Networking event Interested in Rendering/production European production unit rapidly acquiring expertise EA now cite UCL as “ strategic” Virtual Reality expertise in rendering Placements Funded research
    20. 20. SOURCE EXPERTISE TO STRENGTHEN EXISTING FINANCIAL SERVICES SOFTWARE Technology request to LTN academic network Development of KTP Request attracts interest of Research Fellow in Computing CDO2 – Technology matching Company and university working together on 3-year DTI-funded Knowledge Transfer Partnership “ The way to maintain our innovative edge is to get outside expertise from universities. You can’t carry on innovating organically without an external perspective.” Gary Kendall, CDO2. London-based company CDO2 introduced to LTN technology matching at networking event
    21. 21. SOURCE EXPERT WITH SKILLS IN DIVERSE FIELDS Technology request to academic network Research Outputs LTN contact at University of Surrey locates researcher with both skill sets Otodio – Technology matching Researcher now part of company, assisting in developing novel linguistic software “ The response came back very quickly and has proved to be very useful. He’s been outstanding.” Peter Bond, Otodio Digital media company Otodio seeks an expert in both linguistics and engineering
    22. 22. SOURCE EXPERTISE FROM ACROSS EUROPE TO DEVELOP INNOVATION LTN helps refine technology request Product developed further LTN contacts Italian company ett, an SME that provides software services, neuroengineering tools Case study: VivoMedica Two partners now applying for consortium funding together “ When an idea such as ours is taken out of academia, building the right network is essential. This can be very difficult when you are a small company separated by geography from another company which might help.” Julian Demmon, VivoMedica. Kent-based company asked LTN to find international partners to develop product
    23. 23. Companies we have helped form innovation partnerships:
    24. 24. Thank you for your attention Tim Benzie – Communications Manager t.benzie@LTNetwork.org Telephone: +44 (0)870 730 8686 matching promoting

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