MERLIN organized a practical hands-on innovation workshop in the IoT Week 2018 in Bilbao. The workshop, entitled “Lean researcher”, is aimed at ICT researchers within universities, research centres and SMEs who wish to identify the best methods for exploring the market potential of their research outputs. The session introduced the Lean Startup Methodology; changing perceptions in how the journey to market is carried out, resulting in greater innovation with less risk.

Besides the workshop, Cloud Incubator HUB had a booth in the fair to communicate face-to-face the results of MERLIN project and also engage attendees in the regular activities organized in the context of the project. Dozens of delegates from SMEs approached the booth to be informed about MERLIN and its upcoming workshops.