Follow the White Rabbit
Follow the White Rabbit' - a video about how the FET2RIN project helped an entrepreneur take a research result to market - has won the European Commission's ‘Showcase your project!’ competition.
Almost 300 EC-funded research projects entered the EC's competition, each submitting a short YouTube video that the EC then added to a dedicated playlist and promoted on social media.
With almost 18000 views and - crucially - over 3060 likes, META's entry on behalf of FET2RIN won the popular vote:
With the EC's awarding the prize based on the number of YouTube Likes, the story of White Rabbit - a software spinoff from a 'blue sky' research project funded by the EC's Future & Emerging Technologies programme - clearly resonated with a wider public.
Apart from demonstrating META staff's previously undetected acting skills, the win also demonstrates that stories about the people involved in research projects tend to be more effective than stories about the projects themselves, which tend to be more bureaucratic. Rather than simply presenting FET2RIN, the video presents Roland Acosta, a phD student of the University of Trento involved in a FET-funded research project. Roland attended a FET2RIN training session run by META, leading eventually to the creation of a startup spin-off.
And participate in the special Pitch event!
6 to 8 June 2018
FET2RIN is glad to offer only to all former participants a Free entrance to the The EBN Congress 2018 and a unique opportunity to pitch in front of international investors.
It is a great opportunity for the FET2RIN participants to benefit from and enjoy with three days of pitching, matchmaking, networking time with incubators, accelerators, corporates and startups, with all the expenses covered.
The 27th EBN congress “Future of Innovation” will be held in Esch/Belval (Luxembourg) from 6 to 8 June 2018 and is organised jointly with EBN Member Technoport.
The congress will gather a large community of innovation/incubation experts, corporates as well as startups. It will focus on three main topics (Industry 4.0, Space and growth strategies/support for scaleups) around keynote speeches, round tables, workshops and pitching events.
FET2RIN is organising the third round of training course for Future Emerging Technologies (FET) to help them to access the market and make a larger impact on society.
This third edition is organised in three workshops taking place in Brussels at the following dates:
Participants will work from “home” in between the workshops. Training is free of charge.
Travel, accommodation and subsistence costs can be reported as project cost for running FET projects.
Special edition for FET Projects
7th June 2017 — 12.00 am
Join us in the next webinar where we will discuss these and other questions around the topic, providing hands-on tips on how to craft a killer pitch for your FET project.
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Meet & Match Future and Emerging Technologies
5th-6th July 2017 — Enghien-les-Bains, Paris, France
The FET Meet & Match Event, jointly organised by FETFX and FET2RIN projects in the frame of the EBN Congress, will be an incomparable opportunity for FET funded researchers, engineers and high tech SMEs to foster the exploitation of their research results by accessing business leaders including Business Innovation Centres, Innovation Incubators, early stage investors and venture capitalists. Know-how, technological developments, future paths and sustainability measures will be gathered together.
Do you want to take part in an exclusive speed date session with selected Business Innovation Centres?
Do you want to meet with professional Business Angels from BAE?
Do you want to pitch in front of early stage investors?
The event is free of charge for FET Projects.
Travel, accommodation and subsistence costs can be reported as project cost for running FET projects
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