The European Commission, through the Innovation Radar program, wants to promote the exploitation of the research results of the projects financed in EU framework programs FP7, CFIP and H2020, through two European projects that offer FREE business services:
IRSUS (http://irsus.eu/) will focus on SMEs, spin offs and start-ups, which are important vehicles for co-creating and commercialising the innovative technologies developed within your projects; and on research teams, often a source of new products that are then channelled through private organisations to the market. IRSUS will offer tailored services, like public/private fundraising assistance, business plan, pitch definition, mentoring, licensing support, etc.
MERLIN (https://merlin-ict.eu/) will focus on researchers who want to shape their results into innovations to be ready for market validation. To this aim, MERLIN will deliver pre-seed hands-on workshops and webinars, based on proven methodologies for creating start-ups, in several European cities. Moreover, MERLIN will organize several networking activities and meet-ups with potential customers and investors for scaling up their ideas. Finally, MERLIN will invite selected attendees to Startup Europe events.