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WHAT IS MERLIN?

Many breakthrough discoveries fruit of research programmes often fail to realize their potential as an innovation, that is, bringing to market an idea or process. MERLIN will support market-oriented researchers, SMEs and startups across Europe, to consider the full potential of their research and to shape ideas and outputs into innovations to be ready for market validation and commercialisation, by using modern needs-first, market-led methodologies. In the context of the Startup Europe and Innovation Radar initiatives, 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

WHAT DOES MERLIN OFFER?

MERLIN offers a range of dynamic workshops and relevant training to guide researchers 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 45 practical thematic workshops in several European cities

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

Organization of 16 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!

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

St John Innovation Centre, Cambridge

Established in 1987, St John’s Innovation Centre (SJIC) is a leading European incubator with a global reputation for supporting high-growth businesses and exists to provide a dynamic and supportive environment, accelerating the growth of ambitious, innovative firms in the Cambridge technology cluster and beyond.

Berlin

Warsaw

Poznan Science and Technology Park

Poznan Science and Technology Park (PSTP) is the oldest science park in Poland (est. 1995). General mission of PSTP is to stimulate collaboration between science and industry to activate development via innovation, technology transfer and international cooperation.

Vilnius

Bucharest

Tallinn

Bilbao - IoT week 2018

The IoT Week gathers the community of stakeholders engaged in developing new Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and solutions. During the IoT Week 2018, the Euskalduna Conference Centre will host prominent IoT experts, researchers, IoT focused companies, research centres, European research projects, start-ups and international organizations to meet, discuss and identify emerging trends and technologies that will impact the future.

Offiplace Madrid

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