Open Call - EIC Innovation Training Workshop for Pathfinder: capitalize on your innovation!
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services invites EIC Pathfinder beneficiaries (FET-Open & FET-Proactive ) to participate in our latest instalments of the Innovation Training Workshops, taking place either on 11-12 March 2021, 15-16 April 2021 or 20-21 May 2021. The two-day virtual workshop will offer concrete business tools to you and your research project through interactive sessions and which can be immediately implemented during your work.
Having difficulties to define the commercialization potential of your research project? Struggling to identify your customer segment? In March, April and May the EIC is back with three Innovation Training Workshops, exclusively for EIC Pathfinder beneficiaries (FET-Open & FET-Proactive).
During the Innovation Training Workshop you will receive support and training on the commercialization and value creation of your research project: validate your technology, learn how to recognize business opportunities, hone your pitching skills and present your innovative solutions in this 2 x 0,5-day online workshop.
The workshop is built as an agile match of different modules that will be based on the status (maturity level) and needs of the target group.
For more information and testimonials on the previous editions, click here.
Three new sessions are planned for 11-12 March 2021, 15-16 April 2021 & 20-21 May 2021. Please note that the content of these three workshops will be identical, so please only apply to the session with your preferred timeslot.
- March session
Apply here for the session on 11-12 March 2021 (application deadline 4 March 2021).
- April session
Apply here for the session on 15-16 April 2021 (application deadline 8 April 2021).
- May session
Apply here for the session on 20-21 May 2021 (application deadline 13 May 2021).
Who can apply?
The application is only for EIC Pathfinder beneficiaries (FET-Open and FET-Proactive researchers), acting either as individuals or representatives of a consortium. EIC Accelerator beneficiaries are not eligible for application.
- Technology Validation and product-market fit process
Understanding the market pull actions from early stage of Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
- Business Recognition and Market Data Module
Understanding the commercialization potential of the research and defining ideal market sharing technics
- Venture Development Methodology Module
Fine-tuning and improving business proposition and approach to the market.
- Exploitation via Lean approach Module
Identifying customer segment and exploitation opportunities
- Presentation Pitch
Simulation and personalized feedback given on the quality of the pitch
EIC Business Acceleration Services
The EIC pilot continues to support science-to-technology research projects like FET programme has done with an additional focus on continuous improvement, networking, learning opportunities and facilitating access to business partners and investors for our beneficiaries. Being part of the programme offers you a life-long privileged access to our user-driven business acceleration services, customized to your needs. Finding the right strategic partner can be the fastest way to start up or grow your company. It will also give you more time to focus on the critical activities that make your business unique.
For EIC Pathfinder, scientists and entrepreneurs can validate their prototypes during dedicated Pathfinder Corporate Cooperation Days and Innovation Training Workshops.
EIC beneficiaries are also invited to be part of the online EIC Community. The overall aim of the EIC Community platform is to help innovators, entrepreneurs, SMEs and scientists to successfully establish themselves on the European and global markets, by creating a shared knowledge base and a virtual meeting place for them to connect with investors, corporates and peers to discuss potential businesses partnerships.
The Business Acceleration Services provided are free of charge. All participants are expected to fill out a short satisfaction survey shortly after the event, and a business impact survey after six months. Failure to do so may lead to exclusion from future Business Acceleration Services.
This opportunity is brought to you by the EIC pilot Business Acceleration Services. To explore other opportunities, keep an eye on our events page.
Cancellations will only be considered in duly documented cases of “force majeure”. Unjustified cancellation can lead to exclusion in future Business Acceleration Services events. For additional information, please refer to our helpdesk: https://community-smei.easme-web.eu/contact (please choose “EIC Innovation Training Workshop” as the subject).