Project - Link2innovate

Description


Description (EN): Start-ups are often confronted with the 'valley of death', even in the border region. Having an innovative product or service does not necessarily mean you will succeed in marketing it rapidly and efficiently. (Vulnerable) start-ups are often inexperienced at networking and do not have sufficient resources. Link2innovate encourages collaboration between techno starters and companies on both sides of the border. The focus lies on start-ups that work with key technologies such as micro and nano electronics, photonics, nanotechnology and advanced manufacturing systems and processes. Experimental development such as prototyping, demonstrations and pilot development ensures that the product or service has enough breathing space to evolve successfully. In addition, start-ups can request coaching to ensure that the product or service can be rapidly and efficiently marketed. Previously, the Incubatorennetwerk(t) project from Interreg IV demonstrated that the valorisation of research results benefits from cross-border collaboration between university research groups to achieve spin-off creation or allow existing university spin-offs to grow more quickly. This principle is being further applied in Link2innovate.
Description: Starters worden vaak geconfronteerd met de zogenaamde valley of death, ook in de grensregio. Over een innovatief product of dienst beschikken betekent niet dat je erin slaagt om dat snel en efficiënt in de markt te zetten. De (kwetsbare) starter is vaak onervaren in netwerken en heeft niet voldoende middelen ter beschikking. Link2innovate moedigt samenwerking aan tussen technostarters en bedrijven aan weerszijden van de grens. De focus ligt op starters die werkzaam zijn met sleuteltechnologieën zoals o.a. micro- en nano-elektronica, fotonica, nanotechnologie of geavanceerde fabricatiesystemen en –processen. Experimentele ontwikkeling zoals prototyping, demonstraties of pilotontwikkeling zorgt ervoor dat het product of dienst op die manier voldoende zuurstof krijgt om succesvol te evolueren. Daarnaast kunnen de starters beroep doen op coaching zodat hun product of dienst efficiënt en vlot in de markt gezet kan worden. Eerder toonde het project ‘Incubatorennetwerk(t)’ uit Interreg IV aan dat de valorisatie van onderzoeksresultaten gebaat is bij grensoverschrijdende samenwerking tussen universitaire onderzoeksgroepen om tot spin-off creatie te komen of om bestaande universitaire spin-offs sneller te laten groeien. Dit principe wordt verder toegepast bij Link2innovate.

Thematic Information


Thematics: Institutional cooperation and cooperation networks  Knowledge and technology transfer  SME and entrepreneurship  
Specific Objective: Innovation of products/ services/ applications/ processes in the form of industrial research and experimental development through the cooperation among enterprises as well as among enterprises, R&I centers and universities
Thematic Objective: (1) strengthening research, technological development and innovation by:
Investment Priority: (1b) promoting business investment in R&I, developing links and synergies between enterprises, research and development centres and the higher education sector, in particular promoting investment in product and service development, technology transfer, social innovation, eco-innovation, public service applications, demand stimulation, networking, clusters and open innovation through smart specialisation, and supporting technological and applied research, pilot lines, early product validation actions, advanced manufacturing capabilities and first production, in particular in key enabling technologies and diffusion of general purpose technologies


Project Summary


Project name (EN): Link2innovate
Project acronym: Link2innovate

Period: 2014-2020
Date of latest update: 2019-08-08

Web: http://www.link2innovate.eu

Project start date: 2016-04-01
Project end date: 2019-03-31
Project status: Closed

Total budget/expenditure: EUR 1.733.594,63
European Union funding: EUR 833.047,31

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Lead Partner (EN): Innotek vzw
Lead Partner: Innotek vzw
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