Promoting the huge potential of OITBs for EU competitiveness
On May 4th, the FlexFunction2Sustain, supported by the Safe-N-Medtech Open Innovation Test Bed (OITB), organised a public workshop with the core aim of promoting the OITB ecosystem to relevant stakeholders and Industry. The event gathered over 100 representatives of the most relevant participants in this ecosystem: industry, academia, research and technology organisations and business support actors. The workshop took place as a satellite event of the EuroNanoForum 2021, organised under the auspices of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
In the opening session, Peter Dröll, Head of Prosperity Directorate at the European Commission DG RTD, highlighted the importance of the OITB as a key element in the EU ecosystem for research and innovation by providing integrated support to innovators at different stages of technological development. Dr. Rudolf Fryček, CEO of AMIRES, introduced the idea behind the EU Open Innovation Ecosystem, and how it can help industry to get their ideas realized to products.
The workshop helped creating a common understanding on how OITBs can make industries’ life easier. End-users’ talks where industrial stakeholders provided feedback on how the OITB are delivering their services and boosting innovation revealed the expectations of users towards an OITB. First and second generation OITBs presented their portfolio of services and added value to customers.
Find out the summary of the workshop here, watch the full recorded session here, and download the presentations here.