From 26th to 27th May 2016, MED-SPRING organized in Valenzano (Italy), and hosted by CIHEAM-IAMB, in collaboration with MHESR, MCST, ANIMA and DLR, the event: "3rd Euro-Mediterranean Brokerage and Venturing Event on Research and Innovation".
Coming to its third edition, and building on the previous events (in Cairo on February 2014 and in Berlin on February 2015) this one was a regional Euro-Mediterranean event where companies, organizations, entrepreneurs and researchers from different EU and Mediterranean countries participated with the aim of facilitating bridging between research and innovation through the creation of private-public and research-enterprise partnerships. It also aimed at activating relevant actors in the Mediterranean region, helping them to enhance clustering for innovation involving young entrepreneurs from the Mediterranean Partner Countries (MPCs). The brokerage event stimulated the participation of representatives of identified innovation clusters as well as idea carriers from different European countries. Existing regional networks or cluster initiatives were also involved in the event to help triggering local to regional commercial-technology partnerships.
More than 60 participants (young entrepreneurs/researchers, start-ups, researcher institutions, tech-driven enterprises, SMEs and other relevant private/public potential investors/networks) from Euro-Mediterranean Countries met in Valenzano (under the CIHEAM-IAMB premises) to share their interest and offers for cooperation as well as to get funding opportunities. Among them, about 24 young entrepreneurs and researchers were invited to present their innovative ideas.