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  • incubate

    1. 1. The IRC Network as a facilitator in the implementation of ETI Incubate G.Papamichael, P.Ignatiadis, A.Saitakis FORTH/ Science and Technology Park of Crete Heraklion 19-20/10/2006
    2. 2. Birth of the IRC Network <ul><li>EC perceived a weakness in the exploitation of R&D </li></ul><ul><li>In USA & Japan more R&D reaches the market </li></ul><ul><li>In 1995 EC established the IRC network to facilitate the transfer of innovative technology to industry </li></ul><ul><li>Today the IRC network is the largest technology transfer network in the world l inking research to SMEs on a regional level </li></ul>
    3. 3. The IRC Network : a European Network with international contacts <ul><li>71 IRC consortia with 240 partner organizations and 1.250 IRC staff </li></ul><ul><li>3 3 countries : EU, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, Chile, Iceland, Israel , Norway, Switzerland </li></ul><ul><li>In the Technology Transfer Facility ( TTF ) landscape many IRCs are hosted by Regional Development Agencies ( RDAs ) </li></ul><ul><li>14 IRC network’s Thematic Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration with Cluster Inititiatives (CIs) </li></ul>
    4. 4. A Network built on a proven methodology CLIENTS / COMPANIES T HREAT/ O PPORTUNITY MARKETING CONTACT STEP 1 COMPANY VISIT TECHNOLOGY AUDIT IDENTIFYING TECHNOLOGY PROFILES STEP 2 TECHNOLOGY NEED TECHNOLOGY OFFER FINDING EUROPEAN PARTNERS STEP 3 V I A T H E N E T W O R K V I A B R O K E R A G E E V E N T S V I A S M E M I S S I O N S OFFERING SUPPORT STEP 4 A D V I S E / S I G N P O S T I N G I N N O V A T I O N F I N A N C I N G A D V I S E / S I G N P O S T I N G I P R ASSISTANCE WITH CONTRACT NEGOTIATION STEP 5 B USINESS P ROCESS I MPROVEMENT
    5. 5. Providing operational services
    6. 6. Technical support
    7. 7. International Cooperation
    8. 8. Financial Engineering / Innovative Business creation
    9. 9. IPR Advise Research Exploitation
    10. 10. Results: Collaborations with client organisations 2004-2005
    11. 11. IRC network award to most successful exploitation of research results Award handed by Commissioner G ünther Verheugen during 9 th Annual meeting in Brussels, June 2005
    12. 12. Conclusion <ul><li>The IRC network often offers the best solution to SMEs . </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It offers deeply operational services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It is a tool for innovation policy implementation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>IRCs build a bridge between regional technology transfer schemes </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>IRCs are hosted and co-ordinated often by RDAs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>They guarantee harmonized innovation policy implementation at European and world wide level </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>IRCs are the Network of choice for effective signposting </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enjoying collaborations with all major European, national and regional service providers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>IRCs bring European dimension to Cluster initiatives (CIs) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It offers customised services to CIs’ companies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It co-organises events and missions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It gives CIs international visibility </li></ul></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Further information <ul><li>Visit the IRC Network’s website at </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.innovationrelay.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>Find your nearest IRC office at </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.innovationrelay.net /whoswho/ </li></ul><ul><li>Contact the European Commission , ENTR DG D2 : </li></ul><ul><li>Tel. +32 2 2987317 </li></ul><ul><li>Fax. +32 2 2981018 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Contact the IRC Network Secretariat : </li></ul><ul><li>Tel. +352 441012 2200 </li></ul><ul><li>Fax. +352 441012 2055 </li></ul><ul><li>contact@innovationrelay.net </li></ul>

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