07 Apr

4th Project Meeting in Tunis

proj meetFrom 30th March to 1st April 2015, SUST organized the fourth project meeting in Hammet, Tunis. On Monday, representatives of JUST, PAUC, SUST and, ASRT made reports on Electronic Town Meetings, giving an overview of the contribution of ETMs to design a road map for technology transfer and business development as an input to decision makers. Overall, within the NETLITE project were made 4 ETMs (see here for more informations). With regard to Open Innovation, representatives of Consorzio Arca showed additional contents and animation of the OI platform. Then, partners discussed the implementation of technology transfer units as research-to-industry interface.On Tuesday, were addressed topics related to WP2 – Scouting business ideas and managerial mentoring, such the pilot incubation program per sector as a good practice and the use of the open innovation platform for young potential entrepreneurs. The discussions also covered the recruitment of TT staff and potential entrepreneurs and structure of the mobility schemes and the activity plan for participants in mobility. For the NETKITE Call, we have identified 200 business ideas (50 for each of the 4 participating country). On may, we will know the name of the participants admitted to the mobility program. Now began the phase of feasibility studies.

In the afternoon, were focussed some kinds of informal training for innovation management, as the e-learning platform, training sessions and webinars. It was then presented the NETKITE sustainability plan and it was proposed to create a database for stakeholders.

On Wednesday, after the meeting of the steering committee, partners met local authorities and Tunisian applicants.

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