On 26-28 May 2015, Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) implemented a 3-day Innovation Training Course in Minsk for participants from the Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine). There were 30 country participants – representing government ministries, research sector, industry and innovation support agencies – in addition to expert trainers from Portugal, US, Austria, Belgium, Romania and Greece.
SPI was responsible for the content of the Innovation Training Course, with the logistical implementation provided by the Belarusian Institute of System Analysis and Information Support for Scientific and Technical Sphere (BellSA).
The course content included interactive sessions on Innovation Key Topics and Definitions, Intellectual Property Rights, Financing of Innovation, Technology Transfer and Commercialisation of Research Results, Practical Support of Innovation and Commercialisation Processes, and International Comparative Assessments.
This Innovation Training Course is part of the IncoNet-EaP project, promoted by an international consortium that includes SPI, and which aims at fostering cooperation in the field of science, technology and innovation between the member states of the European Union and the countries of the Eastern Partnership. The project is ongoing and is funded by the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7), the predecessor of H2020.
For more information about the project, please visit http://www.inco-eap.net/