The first matchmaking event in MERLIN, entitled “Co-Venturing and Open Innovation: Explore new ways to build commercial partnerships” was held at St John’s Innovation Centre on February the 12th. It was organized with a hands-on, problem-solving approach to help researchers, post-docs and early-stage businesses explore paths to market for their R&D projects and new ways to create value. Dr Letizia Mortara, Senior Research Associate in Technology Management in the Institute for Manufacturing (ifM) and Ed Massey, Head of UK & EU at Co-Ventured, were guest speakers at the meetup.

The objective of the meetup was to encourage researchers, post-docs and early-stage businesses to work together with large corporates and establish partnerships with industry.

Check here some photos from the meetup.