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EU4TECH PoC Webinar for Albania applicants

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May 29, 2020 at 15:00 CEST
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EU4TECH PoC Webinar
for Albania applicants
May 29, 2020 at 15:00 CEST
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The Proof of Concept for the Western Balkans project announces a Zoom Webinar to support the 2020 Open Call for PoC projects from Albania.

EU4TECH PoC will provide specialised technical support to the 7 most promising technology-based projects at the Proof of Concept Stage, (TRL 3), developed in public research organisations or SMEs from Albania. Hands on assistance from local and EU experts and mentors will be provided to help successful applicants validate and protect their technology, develop a robust business model and move their project closer to the market.

The 1st Call for Proposals is open between April 21, 2020 – June 24, 2020.

The purpose of this short webinar is to give attendees concise information about the Open Call, application process, eligibility and evaluation criteria followed by Q&A session, which will all help them to apply for our technical support.

Webinar will be delivered by the Team Leader Lisa Cowey and the Mentor for Albania Arjan Ymeri.

The working language of the webinar will be English/Albanian.

The webinar will start on Friday May 29, 2020 at 15:00 CEST online via Zoom

Register for the Webinar here<> or use the Zoom ID 83928316933.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Draft Agenda:

  *   15:00 – Welcome from the panellists
  *   15.10 – Introduction to the PoC Project and Local Expert team
  *   15:15 – Outline of the Technical Assistance support packages
  *   15:30 – Application process, evaluation criteria and time-lines.
  *   15.45 – Q&A

The Zoom event is by registration only and numbers are limited. We advise you to register early. Updates on the launch agenda will be posted on the EU4TECH website<> and sent to those who have registered with the project or for the Webinar.

We look forward to talking to you on the 29th.
Best Wishes,
PoC WB Team


The EU4TECH PoC call opened on April 21, 2020 and remain open until June 24, 2020.
All necessary information to apply as well as podcasts to help to complete the application form can be found on the EU4TECH PoC website<>.

You can also register for updates here<>.
More information is below.

Apply to the EU4Tech PoC WB Open Call
for High Quality Specialised Support!

The EU4TECH PoC WB project is offering specialised support to 40 of the most promising technology-based projects developed within public research organisations and micro,small and medium enterprises from the Western Balkans at the ‘Proof of Concept Stage’ (Technology Readiness Level 3).
We offer you the opportunity to work with high experienced EU and national experts to help you validate and protect your technology, develop a robust business model and take your project towards commercial reality.

Eligible applicants for the EU4TECH PoC WB Open Call can come from universities, research institutes, SMEs and high-tech start-ups in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia**and Serbia**.
You need to apply with a project at the ‘Proof of concept’ (PoC) stage of development (TRL3) – e.g. realization of a method or idea in order to demonstrate its feasibility, or to verify that a concept or theory has practical potential.

*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/99 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

**NOTE: Enterprises from Serbia and North Macedonia are not eligible for this Open Call and are directed to their own national schemes.

Successful candidates will receive highly specialised support services, delivered as a blend of mentoring and workshops:

  *   Technology development and prototyping for commercial demonstration.
  *   Entrepreneurship support and mentoring.
  *   Intellectual property management.
  *   Market analysis.
  *   Business plan and business model.
  *   Follow-on funding support.

Support is also available to build demonstrators and seek IP protection.

Register for updates and apply at:<>
[EU4Tech PoC WB on Facebook]<>
[EU4Tech PoC WB Website]<>
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