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Research-led Innovation: talks from European Experts

InnOValley Workshop

When 20 May, 2022 from
03:00 pm to 05:30 pm
Where ITQB NOVA Auditorium
Contact Name Marta Ribeiro
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How can I use Proof of Concept funds to my benefit?

How do you set up successful partnerships with industry?

How important is Patenting in Health & Life Sciences?

How can I fund my project and make it appealing to an investor?


If you want to know the answers to these questions and hear about international successful case studies of technologies reaching the market, Register in the: Research-led Innovation: talks from European Experts, aimed to create awareness and help to better understand the theme of Intellectual Property and Tech Transfer, what are the main dos and dont’s.

International Experts in technology transfer with decades of experience in Innovation (the IOV PoC reviewers) will be sharing their experiences and provide tips on how to best navigate across this field.

Towards the end of the workshop, we will have a round table discussion on how proof of concept funds – such as InnOValley PoC – can bring opportunities for researchers.

The session intends to be really engaging, light enough, and open for discussion with an audience of researchers, tech transfer professionals, supporting services and industry. 

This session is part of the InnOValley Proof of Concept Fund event, organized between the ITQB NOVA & IGC Innovation Unit – InnOValley – together with the Oeiras Valley and the European Commissioned funded project IMpaCT

Join us for this afternoon session workshop, either presential at ITQB NOVA Auditorium or via zoom. Registrations are open; full programme below.



Time Topic Speaker

3:00-3:10 pm 

Opening and introduction to the session

Marta Ribeiro, Head of InnOValley, shared IGC-ITQB Innovation Unit

3:10-3:25 pm

Patents - whether to file, when to file, and what to do with it

Claas Junghans, Partner at Mittepatent, Germany 

3:25-3:40 pm

CaixaResearch Validate & Consolidate – opportunities for funding

Alex Esteban, Programme Manager at Fundació “la Caixa”, Spain

3:40-3:55 pm Setting up successful partnerships with industry – dos and dont’s Maryam Atakhorrami, Healthcare Innovation Consultant, UK

3:55-4:10 pm

Successful case study from CRG Commercialization Gap Fund

Anabel Sanz, Head of Tech Transfer at CRG, Spain

4:10-4:20 pm

Bio break


4:20-4:35 pm

Successful case study from UCL – from bench to stock exchange

Jane Kinghorn, Director of Translational Research Office at UCL, UK

4:35-4:50 pm

Investor vs. Entrepreneur – Perspectives in Early Stage Life Science Ventures

Nuno Arantes-Oliveira, Partner at Clinical Research Ventures, Portugal

4:50-5:20 pm

Round table discussion: Proof of Concept funds – lessons learnt and opportunities for researchers


5:20-5:30 pm

Closing and final remarks

Marta Ribeiro, Head of InnOValley, shared IGC-ITQB Innovation Unit




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