How to Plan, Finance and Implement a Proof of Concept Workshop
From 19 Mar 2009 to 20 Mar 2009
Location : Cambridge
Organised by TII in collaboration with ProTon Europe. Preceded by an introduction to the innovation-support system in the Cambridge region and a visit to Babraham Bioincubator
YTKO has been applying its Proof of Concept expertise and procedures in the UK since 2004. In the case of the YTKO Biotech PoC, by the end of 2006, 9 new biotech companies had been launched, 29 ventures developed led by trained researchers, and around €6 million of extra funding secured, from funding of just €1.7 million. Its latest managed programme, the Yorkshire Enterprise Fellowships, covers healthcare, life sciences and chemicals, across nine universities, with a target of 60 proofs of concept over 30 months.
Director of YTKO, Peter White, and the Director of the Yorkshire project, Dr Suzanne Emmett, will be the workshop leaders, offering many years of experience in planning, funding, monitoring and executing commercialisation support, both within universities and externally.
Professionals involved in commercialisation, in Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) technology transfer offices and enterprise and entrepreneurship programmes who recognise the importance of early stage commercialisation support and would like to know more about Proof of Concept models and benefits. This workshop will bring you up to speed with the latest thinking and provide a foundation to your own activities in this area.
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