As a continuation of our previous event on 4 March, FET Briefing organised a matchmaking event – Research Meets Industry – for the energy and environment sectors on April 21. It offered the opportunity for EIC Pathfinder projects to explore the innovation potential of their research and it helped businesses find scientific support.
Nine projects presented their innovation to the industry players and each of them had a chance to interact with the EC representatives and business stakeholders.
The event was organized with the support of the European Innovation Council (EIC) Programme Managers. Francesco Matteucci and Antonio Marco Pantaleo, EIC programme managers, also participated. As the first presenter Francesco introduced the new EIC funding instruments.
The event laid the ground for potential matchmaking. After Dr. Nerea Alayo representing the EPISTORE project presented the project’s work about a novel paradigm technology for energy storage enhanced by breakthrough nanoscale concepts, an energy company expressed its interest. Also the presentation of Dr. Elena Tatarova and Dr. Bruno Gonçalves of PEGASUS project on plasma enabled and graphene allowed synthesis of unique nanostructures raised interest and resulted in a lively conversation with requests of future cooperation possibilities.
The Research Meets Industry event has been a huge success with over 60 participants bringing together the scientific/research levels with the business users. The matchmaking continues within the FET Briefing online marketplace with free of charge services for projects and researchers where it is possible for them to connect with business people looking for innovations and solutions.