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Methodologies for Researcher Led INnovations

Many breakthrough discoveries fruit of research programmes often fail to realize their potential as an innovation, that as, bringing to market an idea or process. MERLIN aims to support ICT researchers, SMEs and startups across Europe to realise the full potential and impact of their research and development outputs by crafting them into innovations and achieving market validation using modern needs-first, market-led methodologies like Business Model Canvas, Customer Discovery, Lean Hardware, etc. In the context the Startup-Europe initiative, the objectives of MERLIN are to:

Stimulate a greater interest from researchers to view the results of their work as potential opportunities to be exploited with the correct business model.

Accelerate and foster the grow of new ventures by equipping researchers better to work with effective models for the successful commercialization/bringing to market of their R+D activities.

Introduce the European entrepreneurship ecosystem and the financial opportunities it offers to create and help new ventures.

MERLIN offers a range of dynamic workshops and relevant training to guide researchers and businesses on the journey to commercialisation. The programme will equip participants with knowledge, skills and a network to generate market-led business models to unlock potential and accelerate this journey. These training activities include:

Organization of more than 40 practical thematic workshops in several European cities.

Participation in 5 international conferences through the organization of workshops and forums.

Organization of 8 meetups with potential customers and commercial partners.

Preparation of 4 webinars on SME growth and PPP business models.

Check upcoming workshops and conferences with sessions organized by MERLIN. They are free to attend.

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Poznan

Vilnius

Bucharest

Tallinn

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