Friday February 8th, 2019

Retrospective of the second « THINK OUT OF THE LUNCH BOX »

On February, 6th 2019, the project Extra&Co, ISIFoR Carnot institute and the competitiveness cluster POLE AVENIA organized at “Hélioparc” (Pau Technopole) the second «THINK OUT OF THE LUNCH BOX», in partnership with the CITEPH-EVOLEN.

Animated by Wilfrid Merlin, Director of the “Open Innovation” programme of CITEPH-EVOLEN since the beginning of 2019, the thematic lunch gathered some fifteen people (start-up, small, medium and intermediate-sized businesses, majors and institutional structures  from the Greater South West of France and/or from the world of energies) around R&D private fundings of the aforementioned programme.

This sharing moment about technological innovation, networking between public and private actors, exchanges on the 13th call for project and the needs of the sponsoring companies in the georesources field, took place in two steps:
– a 25-minute presentation concerning the “Open Innovation” programme (goals, means, organization, operating and execution mode…)
– a 1-hour meal and chat

This second edition has been especially appreciated by the attendees, who discovered this sponsor-supported programme of research private funding, dedicated to French companies, in order to both develop their projects and roll a collaborative work, offer a better efficiency of the project set-up, give an easier and faster access to advanced technologies and assist innovative entities.