ACCELERATE webinar #8: Technology Transfer as an Ecosystem @ Online
Dec 3 @ 11:30 am

Technology Transfer does not occur at a specific point in space and time. It is rather an ecosystem, where different beings live together and feed off each other. This will be demonstrated at the 8th ACCELERATE webinar will be held on 3rd December 2019 at 11:30 (CET).

The speaker of this edition is Mr. Mauro Zambelli, Head of the In-kind Group at the European Spallation Source (ESS). Mr. Zambelli will describe how Kyma Srl, a spin-off company of Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste, was established and progressively grown from its beginnings in Trieste to the rest of Europe, the United States and China, becoming a world leader in its field and a successful example of technology ecosystem development.


In-kind Contributions in the life of an ERIC @ TBC
Dec 5 @ 8:30 am – 12:45 pm

05 December 2019 – Munich, Germany

CERIC is organising a workshop focused on in-kind contributions within Research Infrastructures, in particular in ERICs. The aim of the event is to increase the awareness among the existing and future ERICs and with the EC about the emerging best practices and find the best approach to solve the pending issues and different interpretations related to the in-kind contributions.

Scope of the workshop:

The ERIC Regulation allows contributions to the ERICs by the Member to be in cash and in-kind. Several Members of ERICs have chosen to contribute in-kind, for different reasons.

Two main cases of in-kind contributions can be distinguished: a) contributions to the construction and operation of an RI by procuring and transferring  goods and services and b) contribution to the implementation and operation  of an RI by making available existing facilities, which may be improved “in-situ” within the contributing member during the ERIC operation. Both cases include challenges which need to be addressed  in exchanging experience and developing best practice approach and, if needed, further development of the ERIC Framework.

In the workshop, the following aspects will be presented and discussed:

  • Outline and analysis of different cases and types of in-kind contributions in the ERIC framework, and related aspects (e.g. procurement and taxation),
  • The scientific/technical and financial evaluation of in-kind contributions : – how to define a-priori their costs or how the values are recognized by the involved parties and reported in the budgets and accounts, – why it is important to know and report these values also for existing facilities.
  • How to share the experience in different ERICs and build a possible way forward.

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Workshop venue:

The workshop will take place at the TUM Entrepreneurship Research Institute (ERI), Research Campus Garching, Lichtenbergstraße 6, 85748 Garching. Groundfloor: lecture hall 1