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The beneficiaries day will take place Tuesday 19 March 2024. Meet other participants and network. Discuss European innovation policy developments & challenges. Learn practical tips & tricks by attending workshops.

Workshop rooms

Workshop room 1

Innovator journey

Workshop room 2

Regulatory

Workshop room 3

Skills

Workshop room 4

Business Acceleration Services

8:30 – 9:00

WELCOME COFFEE

9:00 – 9:30 PLENARY STAGE

Opening by Commissioner Ivanova (tbc)

9:30 – 10.00 PLENARY STAGE

Innovation across scales: surfing the quantum wave and making waves for construction transitions

In their interactive opening talks, EIC Programme Managers Samira Nik and Franc Mouwen will take you onboard a journey from the small empire of the atoms to the massive construction landscapes. During the ride, they will touch upon the challenges their respective fields are facing and the innovative solutions that EIC backed researchers and entrepreneurs are proposing.

10:15 – 11:00 WORKSHOPS

Workshop room 1

Getting to the market – what type of investment suits your company best?

The decisions you make now for your early-stage company will shape your future. This workshop will explore the pros and cons of each early stage and growth funding approach with the aim to help you identify which type of investment aligns best with your company's stage of development, goals, and financial needs. We will discuss with experienced investment managers of the EIC Fund and not only to provide you with practical insights and actionable strategies to navigate the complex landscape of business financing, ultimately empowering you to make informed decisions to propel your ventures forward.

Speakers: Jean-David MaloCaroline VoltzClyde HutchinsonMarc Lemaître

Workshop room 2

Teaming up for IP Excellence – IP Management and Valorisation strategies

Speakers: Jean-David MaloCaroline VoltzClyde HutchinsonMarc Lemaître

Workshop room 3

From researcher to entrepreneur – what does it take?

The deep tech innovation journey is an amazing, high risk trip. There is not a recipe to make it successful but there are some rules that we need to follow. Besides the rules, there is the possibility to share other’s experiences. The session is aimed at showing different ecosystem of innovation actors’ challenges and opportunities within their deep tech innovation journey, as well at sharing some of their experiences in performing innovation in different domains, such as space, cleantech and construction. In conclusion the session is a 45mins journey to help all the EU stakeholders of the ecosystem of innovation to better understand which are the main challenges/opportunities of the deep tech innovation journey.

Speakers: Jean-David MaloCaroline VoltzClyde HutchinsonMarc Lemaître

Workshop room 4

EIC Business Acceleration Services: Discover EIC support beyond funding!

Have you received funding from EIC? EIC can offer you much more than this!   Join this session and learn how EIC Business Acceleration Services will help you access Corporates, Investors, Innovation Procurers, connect you with best accelerators, incubators, venture builders or business partners at International Trade Fairs. One stop shop session to discover all EIC Business Acceleration Service in a pill.

11:00 – 11:30 COFFE BREAK

COFFE BREAK

11:30 – 12:15 - WORKSHOPS

Sustainability analysis as an enabling tool for deep tech innovation

Workshop room 1

Sustainability analysis is a way to combine the three dimensions of economic, environmental and social impact of technologies and products. Such an analysis may soon become a pre-requisite to both design and commercialize products. This workshop is aimed at showing why this is happening and how companies and scientists may implement it. This will be done through sharing experiences from different EU ecosystem of innovation stakeholders and discussing with them in a Q&A session.

Speakers: Jean-David MaloCaroline VoltzClyde HutchinsonMarc Lemaître

Regulatory Sandboxes – how do they work and first practical experiences.

Workshop room 2

Innovators are often challenged when aligning their unique solutions with relevant laws and policies. This is when regulatory sandboxes come into play. Set up as temporary experiments, regulatory sandboxes test innovations in a controlled real-world environment under the supervision of a competent authority. While their use is still limited, regulatory sandboxes have already helped innovators and their novel ideas in various sectors and countries. In this session, we will show you how this tool can support innovators in their journey towards easier market uptake.

Speakers: Jean-David MaloCaroline VoltzClyde HutchinsonMarc Lemaître

How to build your future spin-off, learn from Pathfinder and Transition beneficiaries

Workshop room 3

EIC Pathfinder and EIC Transition schemes help European innovators to transition from the lab to market. Additionally to its funding, the EIC developed tech to market services to guide EIC beneficiaries in their journey to kick-start successful start-ups. It provides tailor-made activities to support EIC beneficiaries in building their team, addressing business challenges and hopefully establishing a new venture.

Speakers: Jean-David MaloCaroline VoltzClyde HutchinsonMarc Lemaître

Fostering an inclusive organisational culture with EIC Women Leadership Programme

Workshop room 4

Join this workshop to explore and enhance inclusivity in your workplace. In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn what influences an organisational culture, and what the role of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) in culture is. Through a collaborative exercise, you’ll uncover practical strategies you can implement to foster DEIB in your company. 

Speakers: Jean-David MaloCaroline VoltzClyde HutchinsonMarc Lemaître