Training modules

Research to Business

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Emerging technologies from advanced materials: innovation and business creation

– Innovation capacity for systematic exploitation from research
– Entrepreneurship from research and innovation as career opportunity
– Business approaches for bringing research to market
– International exchange as facilitator for global technology transfer
– Knowledge transfer as tool for research to business
– The innovator support model: learnings and implementation practices
– Smart Specialisation Strategies (S3) by European Commission: the technology synergies
– Smart Specialisation Strategies for Sustainability (S4) by European Commission: the practical motivation towards sustainable development goals
– The approach of innovation ecosystem for global impact
– Silicon carbide: from lighting to future data traffic for 1000T/s
– Graphene: the nanomaterial that transforms society
– The Swedish National Innovation Programme for Graphene: learnings and experiences for other innovation initiatives
-The hydrogen future: fossil free stainless steel as motivation for emerging semiconductor concepts
– International networking and partnership in long-term research and innovation for higher technology readiness levels

Utilisation from research is needed but there are no recipees. We can learn from each other. Sharing experiences and practices creates a toolbox that we can apply to our own cases. Mikael has various experiences since 2005 in creating utilisation from own start-ups, supporting colleagues in start-ups, technology transfer, national innovation programmes, smart specialisation etc.

This training is not about IPR, business plans, etc. It is about understanding how the research fits in other contexts than the scientific one. That creates the next step from research, and finds in practice the ways to progress in utilisation.

Research and innovation is challenged by the unknown factors which are part of the development. Utilisation has many possible routes. Therefore it is a need to consider other contexts, such as regional economic growth. Then the utilisation can position itself in a way that makes sense. The researcher gets a natural motivation for projects.

There is an added value for projects and funding applications by understanding how motivations match for both technology development and regional economic growth. In Europe the regional economic growth is pushed by RIS3 – Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation – which is introduced by European Commission. Here we share the idea of smart specialisation, and explain why smart specialisation create challenges and opportunities.

We also introduce the innovator support model – Innovator GISMODEL (Global and local model). This is a way to support researchers with utilisation intentions, and innovators, to have support in the utilisation steps. The findings are often in international context. The local (innovator) and international relevance becomes important. That brings us back to alignment with regional economic growth and other broader context are important.