TRANSDAIRY - Specialized training for the dairy value chain researchers and innovators
Berytech and the Euro-Lebanese Centre For Industrial Modernisation (ELCIM) at Industrial Research Institute (IRI) are launching a regional call across Lebanon, Tunisia, Italy and Greece, for Dairy researchers and innovators who are looking to commercialize their research and Intellectual Property (IP) innovation projects, collaborate with stakeholders in the sector, and establish the needed intellectual property and licensing rights.
The purpose of the technology transfer training is to provide:
- Intense business knowledge on innovation management
- Competitive analysis
- Business model
- IPR and financing
Participants will be given the opportunity to learn to formulate an action plan to transform inventions and innovations into a viable commercial project and get an overview of the technology transfer and patent commercialization process.
The TRANSDAIRY Specialized Training aims at supporting all active dairy value chain researchers and technology transfer officers who want to turn their solutions into a viable business or explore the right commercialization strategies. Knowing that the Dairy sector is faced with many challenges, addressing them would contribute to the sector’s innovation and sustainability.
- Challenges on the Supply & Farming level
Such as poor hygiene & cleaning care systems, poor milk preserving practices on small farms level, lack of local production of feed & drugs, lack of technology equipment & software to increase cattle and small ruminants’ life span & productivity, etc.
- Challenges on the Processing level
Such as the heating and pasteurizing increased costs due to low quality milk supply, fluctuations of processed cheese quality due to varying qualities of milk supply, high electricity costs, etc.
- Challenges on the Quality Control level
Such as the lack of qualitative analysis of milk & of the dairy end products, non-compliant storage conditions on the suppliers/retailers level etc.
- Challenges on the Packaging level
Such as the high costs of imported packaging, the lack of recyclable/reusable packaging solutions, poor packaging conditions which may impact product quality, etc.
- Challenges on the levels of Storage & Distribution, Export, Marketing & Communication, etc.
Who Can Apply ?
This training is regional, being open to all participants in Italy, Greece, Tunisia and Lebanon that are:
University PHD students, alumni, researchers, innovators from target faculties working on research projects in the Dairy, ICT, or Bio/Nano technologies industries.
Human resources of technology Transfer Officers and public authorities who are interested in commercializing their research and IP innovations projects.
Individuals, or members of a R&D transfer department (or similar role) in private entity of public utility, industries, Hubs and similar.
The 25 selected participants to attend the training will be receive an email with the training agenda, training timelines and zoom link.
Participants who reside in Lebanon, Greece, Italy or Tunisia.
Participants must have an idea, innovation or research project addressing the Dairy Value Chain opportunities, ICT or Bio/Nano Technologies.
Preference for women, participants under 35 years old, researcher, public authority officer, and holders of experience in the Dairy Value Chain.
Project ideas should combine innovation, sustainability and potential for commercialization.
Projects should have at least proof of concept (a realization of a certain method or idea in order to demonstrate that the concept or theory has practical potential).
Participants should display a minimum degree or demonstrable experience in the KETs of interest for the DVC.
Key Benefits and Opportunities
Access to the regional TRANSDAIRY Specialized Training and opportunity to connect with key regional stakeholders.
Receiving a set of business and development skills and know-how by top notch experts, including technical and practical guidance, developing a business model, developing market and commercialization strategies, learning about intellectual property, technology protection, technical applications in the Dairy Value Chain, funding opportunities, access to finance, risk assessment and access to risk capital.
Opportunity to learn to formulate an action plan to transform inventions into a growing business and get an overview of the technology transfer and patent commercialization process.
Access to TRANSDAIRY Project opportunities and networking in the Mediterranean region.
10 selected participants will receive a 1500 € voucher to use in a way that supports the initiation of the innovation (such as creating a prototype, design & marketing, business consultancy etc.) at the end of the session.
Access to the TRANSDAIRY regional online collaborative platform which features a database of Dairy Value Chain regional demand and offer and allows communication and networking among regional innovators, suppliers, partners, prospective clients, etc.
Invitation to participate and benefit from the subsequent TRANSDAIRY activities for 2021 and 2022, which include: Cross Border Brokerage Events (matching innovators with innovation seekers on a regional level) & call for cross-border spin-off establishments in the Dairy Value Chain with €10,000 vouchers.
To apply, click here
Deadline to apply: October 27, 2021
Training start date: November 8, 2021