Innovation and technological development are important competitive advantages in an increasingly globalised setting. The ambitious targets defined on a European level (e.g. Barcelona target) assume that public research organisations will be able to increase their contribution to this development. However, to successfully develop marketable products and services puts considerable demands on a well-functioning technology transfer process from awareness raising activities to increase the critical mass of inventions, to develop selected inventions to increase their commercial value and finally to carry them to market through existing businesses or new companies.

Building on this challenge, the mission of the CERIM project is to develop adapted valorisation models for a more effective and efficient technology transfer from the universities and research institutes in Central Europe. The long-term effects are to contribute to a stronger sector of knowledge intensive European companies and a revitalisation of markets through innovative companies.

The project consists of ten technology transfer specialists and public research organisations, which form the test bed for the project. The project is implemented through the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme co-financed by the ERDF.

More information on the programme can be found on: www.central2013.eu

A video about CERIM..
...was produced by the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme.

CERIM presented innovations for algal biomass
IRI UL attended the traditional 5th Slovene Innovation Forum 2010. Within CERIM project, the top innovations in the field of algal technology were presented.

CERIM to be presented at Slovene Innovation Forum
IRI UL will attend the traditional 5th Slovene Innovation Forum 2010. CERIM project and the top innovations will be presented among other innovations created by Slovene companies and individuals. The entry is free.

Internal innovation workshop
The CERIM partners met in Vienna for an internal workshop where a method for the ranking and selection of high-potential innovations was developed and applied.

Study tour to the US
The CERIM partners visited tech transfer organisations in Detroit and Boston.

5th Technology Platform conf. “Open Innovation”
What can companies benefit from open innovation? That was one of the topics of 5th Slovenian Technology Platform conference which took place in Ljubljana on the 26. November 2009.

CERIM Innovation Symposium
When, if not now, is the opportunity to be innovative? This was the theme of the CERIM Innovation Symposium 09 held in Salzburg, 21-23 October.

Study tour to the UK
The CERIM partners visited technology transfer organisations in London and in Oxford in order to receive input for the development of a new technology transfer model suitable for Central Europe.

CERIM presentation overseas
Dr. Slavko DolinŠek (IRI UL) presented the CERIM project at the PICMET conference "Technology Management in the Age of Fundamental Change" in Portland, USA.

CERIM at the MOTSP conference in Croatia
CERIM partner IRI UL presented the results of CERIM starting phase at the MOTSP-conference in Sibenik, Croatia, on 10 June 2009.

CERIM-presentation in Berlin
The 30th of June did Prof. Dr. Peter Heydebreck (inno AG) present the CERIM-project at a conference in Berlin.