This year’s TII summer school took place under the aegis of the EU-funded SECURE-R2I project, which attracted 26 participants from 9 countries. The majority of the participants originated from the project partner organisations based in Armenia, Belarus (Tatsiana Okrut and Rygor Prakapovich), Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine with additional attendees from Croatia, Finland, Luxembourg and Spain. The week-long training course focusing on different aspects associated with the commercialisation of research results was delivered by seasoned TII members and hosted by Tallinn University of Technology at its Mektory building (Modern Estonian Knowledge Transfer Organisation For You).
The overall aim of the SECURE-R2I project is to reinforce cooperation with Eastern Partnership Countries (EPC) on bridging the gap between research and innovation for Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 7 “Secure Societies”. One of its components is a programme of capacity building events, led by TII, which aims to initiate scientists and research administrators in the target EPC on how to prepare their most promising research results for uptake by industry.
The project partners can be found at http://www.secure-r2i.eu/index.php/en/partners
Brief presentation on the results of the 5-Day Skills Development Course on Technology Transfer and Innovation Support