Watch the ACCELERATE webinars on innovation

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In the frame of ACCELERATE, monthly online webinars have been held, in which the key aspects of Innovation, Industrial Liaison and Technology Transfer have been presented by experts, and discussed with the participants.

Follow the links below to watch the webinars:

The first edition focused on innovation effectiveness. It was facilitated by Mr. Frank Boyd, Innovation Specialist at the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), where he is working on a project to capture best practice in innovation and to develop resources that provide practical help for business. Throughout the session, the Innovation Canvas, developed by KTN to support innovation ideas, was described.

Watch the 1st webinar here.

2nd edition: “How to Look Attractive to Investors”

In order to bring innovations out of the lab into commercial exploitation, it is crucial to take into consideration the various aspects that can make the project attractive to potential investors.

In the second edition, Mr. Ian Tracey, Head of Access to Funding and Finance at the KTN (Knowledge Transfer Network), focused on the important factors for attracting investors in the Science – Industry environment by demonstrating how to make a pitch to investors. Mr. Tracey also highlighted the key features that investors pay attention to when assessing potential commercial projects.

Watch the 2nd webinar here.

3rd edition: “IP and Commercialisation for Research Organisations”

The third edition tackled an important pillar within the industry – research collaboration context: Intellectual property and patenting. It was presented by experts in the field: Dr. Purewal, a practicing IP attorney (UK and European Patent Attorney) with a PhD in Theoretical Physics, and Dr. Connell, a UK and European Patent Attorney with a PhD in Physical Chemistry.

The webinar targeted anyone involved in research and technology transfer activities. Participants were introduced to IP, its creating, ownership and commercialisation. The common pitfalls to be avoided while commercialising IP in a research environment were also presented.

Watch the 3rd webinar here. (password: flute)

4th edition: “Overcoming the technology maturity gap”

The fourth edition focused on the maturity gap and a related case at the Cracow University. It tackled the best practices to overcome innovations maturity gap between research technology organizations and the market.

The speaker of this edition is Mr. Jakub Kruszelnicki, co-owner of the company Creative Labs and OaSIS project coordinator (Optimizing Support of Innovative SMEs).

Watch the 4th webinar here.

5th edition: “Common challenges in Executing Industry-University Projects”

The fifth edition focused on the common challenges faced while running industry-university projects and assessed their practical threads and pitfalls.

This edition was facilitated by Dr. Steve Welch, Director of Innovation at the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN). Dr. Welch showcased the main issues that can occur throughout this kind of collaborative projects and presented suggestions of how these challenges can be prevented.

Watch the 5th webinar here.

6th edition: The DTU (Technical University of Denmark) Innovation Eco-System – Processes, Challenges and Results

The sixth edition focused on the  innovation system of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), considering its successful technology transfer operation.

The speaker of this edition was Mr. Michael André Jonsson, Senior Business Development Officer at the DTU. Mr. Jonsson presented the various methods used in TT operations as well as the aspects that make an effective process for capturing the value from novel research.

Watch the 6th webinar here.

Accelerate webinar #7

The 7th edition  focused on the development of Synchrotron-XRPD analytical services for the pharmaceutical industry. The X-ray Powder Diffraction (XRPD) is a powerful technique that exploits the interaction between X-rays and matter to study the structural and microstructural properties of materials.

The speaker of this edition was Dr. Fabia Gozzo, founder of Excelsus Structural Solutions. Among other topics, Dr. Gozzo presented Excelsus Structural Solutions’ business model, developed to make complex Synchrotron-XRPD techniques readily available to the pharmaceutical industry for both “routine” measurements and investigational studies.

You can watch the 7th webinar here.