PNO, established in 1984, is specialised in Grants and Innovation Management, providing support services to private and public organisations in Innovation processes, Technology Transfer, IT solutions and funding for research, development and innovation. PNO is a European group, made up of a pool of around 250 professionals across 12 Member States, including scientists, engineers, consultants, a Brussels policy advisory service, as well as financial and legal experts, with consolidated experience in innovation processes and funding in international working environments. The company has the proven capability to link innovation suppliers and adopters from a unique Europe-wide client network in multiple sectors, using advanced methodologies, ICT solutions and proprietary on-line networking. PNO has its own community building, management and dissemination tools, the core one being Innovation Place © www.innovationplace.eu . PNO supports over 2,000 clients throughout Europe, annually developing over 120 European consortia, funding proposals, and fostering their successful implementation in many technology domains through management, technology intelligence, exploitation, and dissemination services. PNO specialises in the defining of R&D strategies, procurement of national and European public support for innovation activities, partner identification and brokering for the purpose of technology transfer & technology exploitation.
PNO is involved as advisor in roadmap development for the chemical industry towards Public Private Partnership Programmes in HORIZON 2020, with an important focus on European networking and incubator projects with various smart specialisation regions which will provide a real life experience base for the project.
Role in the project
PNO will be the leader of WP7 (Dissemination and Exploitation) and will be involved in the following activities:
- Stakeholders analysis; Dissemination strategy (incl. logo, project identity, dissemination material).
- Dissemination/Communication, including organisation of projects event (scientific and industrial), participation in international conferences/fairs, publications on high-level journals, website, etc.
- Exploitation plan (incl. support to exploitation management and workshops).
- Business Plan, incl. market analysis survey (with industries end user), preliminary business model and financial forecasts.