Creation of a European and Latin American Self-Sustainable Innovative Cooperation Network (ELAN) of Research and Innovation (R&I) Actors and Industry Partners to Foster Co-generated, Technology-based Business Opportunities
The main objective of the ELAN project was to increase and diversify the European Union’s economic presence in Latin America, by generating sustainable collaboration initiatives among R&I actors in which knowledge is transformed into equitable socio-economic development. ELAN’s specific objective was to establish a European and Latin American self-sustainable Network (ELAN) of research and innovation (R&I) actors, in order to promote lasting partnerships; to share knowledge and generate technology transfer, in particular in areas aligned with European applied research; and to increase SME competitiveness through the generation of technology-based business opportunities (TBBOs).
TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS’ ROLE IN THE PROJECT
Identification of technology-based business opportunities (TBBOs), as well as partners, technologies and funding sources needed to develop specific business opportunities. Planning and organising of network capacity building and partnership generating activities. Creation and deployment of the ELAN Network through co-organisation of ELAN events in Europe and Latin America. Recruitment of over 15 Polish technological SMEs and large enterprises and organisation of their visits to Latin America.