Supporting FET Projects to Reach Out Investors and Make a Larger Impact on Society
FET2RIN aims at facilitating collaborations to set the ground for the take up of Future and Emerging Technologies and FET projects by overcoming obstacles related to market acceptancy and accessing business leaders including entrepreneurs, early stage investors and crowdfunding communities.
Validation of market acceptancy of most ready FET projects participating through a crowdfunding platform.
Using various innovative methodologies and tools (e.g. exploitation strategy seminars, lean start up approach) to empower participants on how to better validate research results and how to connect with early stage investors and crowdfunding sources
Helping FET researchers to engage with investors and present their R&D results based on Future Emerging Technologies, and the related domains of application. Participants will pitch their ideas in front of real investors.
19th October 2017 — Vilnius, Lithuana
ECN is glad to offer all FET projects a Free entrance to the The 6th ECN Crowdfunding Convention
The capacity building consists of on-line and ad-hoc on-site training in Brussels (Belgium)
Who can apply? Any FET funded project
The fourth edition of the training will be held from mid March to mid May 2018:
1st workshop: 15th - 16th March 2018
2nd workshop: 12th - 13th April 2018
3rd workshop: 17th Nov - 18th May 2018
Up to 3 participants per Consortium can attend.
Training is free of charge. Travel, accommodation and subsistence costs can be reported as project cost for running FET projects.
HOW TO PITCH webinar
7th June 2017
Read the interview: Portrait of two FET researchers
" … For a person with a purely academic background I believe it takes a bit of effort to accept some 'unwritten' rules about business and how it works. Having a course, such as fet2rin, really helps to get you started and puts you on the right track. Already after a 2-days of training activities I had understanding of main terms and activities involved, and what would be required for spinning out a company. Getting towards the end of the program I have learned much more and appreciate the difficulties this path can entail, however I am still very optimistic and feel much more prepared. [..] The FET2RIN experts really make you think differently and ask some tough questions! It really has helped shape our thoughts about where our technology could gain commercial traction."
REGISTER NOW - FET2RIN
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5th-6th July 2017 — Enghien-les-Bains, Paris, France
Exclusive pitching event and speed-date session for FET funded projects and FET2RIN participants