The UTILE project, funded by the European Commission, organized its 1st business and innovation workshop in Sofia focused on IP management, access to finance, and innovative products commercialization and licensing
Sofia, BG: Today, UTILE project, funded by the European Commission under the H2020 Funding Programme, organized its 1st Business and Innovation Workshop. The workshop gathered 9 promising health and life sciences projects and 4 high-tech startups to offer them support for their research initiatives and efforts.
The workshop focused on three main topics: IPR, access to finance, and commercialization and licensing. Mr. Arunas Berzinskas, IPR Ambassador from the Lithuanian Innovation Centre presented the various support services in the area of IPR in Europe. Ms. Lian van Amerongen from PNO, Netherlands continued with sharing her vast experience on opportunities for public funding mainly through Horizon 2020 and the SME Instrument. The commercialization and licensing topic was presented by Ms. Anji Miller from LifeArc, UK. The three sessions provoked many discussions and the participants were not only urged to exchange experience and share the challenges they face but also declared their willingness to participate in future initiatives that aim to spread knowledge and information regarding commercializing innovative technologies.
Berger Neurorobotics’ c-level representative shares: “We’re glad that we were invited and had the chance to participate in the 1st UTILE business workshop. We believe that the future-tech product’s development cycle is an effortful strategic initiative that requires not only knowledge sharing and networking opportunities but also support from public and private institutions in order to gain hype and traction that increases the potential for successful market introduction”.
About Berger Neurorobotics: Berger Neurorobotics is a Bulgarian-Danish future-tech startup that creates and patents commercial wearable technologies powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI).
About the UTILE project: UTILE is a project funded by the European Commission. This project received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program under Grant Agreement № 733266. UTILE is developing an online community which will be the place where innovation providers (research centers, universities) and innovation developers (high-tech startups) can meet online and increase their innovation potential.