EU projects – Technology Scouting – Business Innovation

Industrial Innovation Information Days Key Takeaways

Around 1000 stakeholders discussed the future of European Industry at the Industrial Innovation Info Days, held on 3 – 4 October, in Brussels, Belgium. During the event, plenary sessions with great political impact on the industrial environment and key notes by high level speakers were organized. AMIRES was also following different parallel session in which the topics in the next H2020 NMBP work programme were presented. Delegates had also the opportunity to present proposal ideas.

Discussions also occurred on the 9th Framework Programme preparation including a stronger involvement of SMEs and the importance of social impact and ethics aspects in disruptive innovation. In the parallel session focused on the Testbed concepts the following general recommendations were given:

  1. to be focused on the scale up process;
  2. the Pilot Lines should be in different physical or virtual locations but a Single Entry Point (SEP);
  3. the sustainability analysis and the business study will avoid duplication with existing hubs;
  4. coordination and networking with other similar test beds as well as with other innovation eco-systems in the EU is quite important;
  5. half of the European Pilot Lines are owned by SMEs. These SME should take part of Open Innovation Test Beds and offer services through them.

Presentations from the event can be accessed HERE.