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Track II – Creating Value
Track II – Creating Value

2 June 2017

13:30 - 15:00 Fourth Parallel Session

Track II – Creating Value
Bridging the Gap

  13:30 - 15:00
  Room: Helia

Moderator: Patrick McCutcheon, Senior Policy Advisor, European Commission, Belgium

Speaker: Jerome Samson, Investment Manager, European Investment Fund (EIF), Luxembourg

Panel discussion: TTO Representatives

Most inventions at universities are very early stage and thus plenty of open questions have to be answered before new technology can create economic benefit. So in order to bring more academic innovations to market, public funding agencies like the EC open up instruments to avoid the dreaded valley of death.
In this session we will present the InnovFin Equity program (also known as TTFF) and discuss to which extent such programs can bring you to the point where you can raise private capital. We will also discuss further still unsatisfied funding demands of TTOs with our speakers and moderator. Feedback and interactive engagement are particularly welcome here. The European Commission is here to listen.

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