|Working Title:||Economic and Social Impact of Innovation Support Programs|
|Date:||Tuesday 25th september|
|Time:||11:00 – 12:30 u|
|Session Chair:||Johan Feenstra (Samsung), Eindhoven, NL
|Session Responsible:||Peter Portheine/Urs Guggenbühl
The Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme currently finances over 100 Projects, all of which should enter the market within 2 to 3 years after the end of the funding period. Experience shows that it is not easy to bridge the gap between R&D and successful commercialisation of the developed products and services. There has been a lengthy discussion in the AALJP how to overcome these problems. Different workshops have already been organized to support the project consortia to plan the business part of the projects. The project consortia were also given the opportunity to present their case to Investors at the AAL Investment Forum in Odense and to participate in a competition in Lecce at the AAL-Forum. Although these measures helped to develop the business thinking of the project consortia, it still needs a coordinated effort to develop the business aspects of the AAL-projects and bring the project results successfully to the market.
The session will introduce the subject with an industry panel discussion (45 minutes). A presentation of a successful program to support and further entrepreneurship will follow. The session will be concluded with 2 presentations of venture investors.
Opening and introductory remarks by the chairman
Industry discussion panel – Developing Healty Aging Solution into Commercial Success
CTI, a Swiss National Bottom up Program to Accelerate Innovations for Swiss SMEs and Startups
Venture Investors Showcase their Investment Strategy in Healthy Ageing