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7 May 2020
Brokerage Event: boosting technology transfer in Central Europe

The official launch of the KETGATE Network -  Webinar & Press Conference

May 7 2020, from 10:00 to 11:15 CEST.

Get to know the Central European Network that connects SMEs with research organizations in the field of key enabling technologies.

The coordinator of KETGATE Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum will present the network, what are its goals, success stories, what services can it offer to SMEs, and what are the expectations for the future.

Thanks to the KETGATE network, SMEs can find and meet the right European Research and Technology Organisation, even if the latter is to be found in a different country and speaks a different language. This way, all SMEs can easily access Key Enabling Technologies - Nanotechnology, Micro- and Nanoelectronics, Photonics, Advanced Materials, Industrial Biotechnology, Advanced Manufacturing Technologies - which were defined by the European Commission as drivers of innovation in all industrial sectors.

Afterwards, two SMEs will present their experience with the KETGATE network. Both companies are located in Slovenia, near the border to Italy, and are strongly involved in transnational cooperation. LED Luks d.o.o. is the manufacturer of commercial, architectural, and industrial led luminaires and has participated in the KETGATE pilot project in 2019. OR-EL d.o.o. is developing a sensor for infectious diseases and toxins in food and has been supported by the KETGATE network.

Join us on Thursday 7th of May 2020 at 10:00 CEST to participate at the official launch of the KETGATE Network. Click here to register!


10:00 to 10:45  -  Official launch of the KETGATE NEtwork

What is KETGATE Network and how does it support transnational cooperation between industry and academia?

Dr. Jennifer Bilbao

Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum & KETGATE coordinator

How did we benefit from KETGATE Network?

Matija Klinkon

LED Luks d.o.o.

Dr. Patrizia Melpignano

OR-EL d.o.o.

10:45 to 11:15  -  Press conference

Both journalists and those attending to the official launch of the KETGATE Network are most welcomed to take part of this press conference and take this chance to ask questions to the coordinator of this brand new technology transfer network.

Closed since 4 May 2020
Organised by
Hungary 110
Italy 78
Poland 22
Germany 18
Croatia 18
Slovenia 12
Austria 11
Slovakia 9
Czech Republic 8
North Macedonia 6
Belgium 5
Spain 3
Romania 3
Türkiye 2
Serbia 2
Lithuania 1
Malta 1
Japan 1
Greece 1
Israel 1
Ireland 1
Netherlands 1
United States 1
Total 315
Company 152
R&D Institution 37
Start-up 31
University 29
Other 27
Association/Agency 26
Authority/Government 13
Total 315