ENRICH in the USA Training in Chisinau, Moldova

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The ENRICH in the USA series of trainings as a roadshow on “How to internationalise to the US” was organized back-to-back with the ENRICH in Brazil Information Day on 23 November 2019 in Chisinau, Moldova, in frame of the international specialized exhibition for inventions and innovation ”InfoInvent 2019”.

The International Specialized Exhibition “InfoInvent” is an intellectual property forum that supports and promotes creativity, attracting investment in innovation and technology transfer, realizing joint projects on the implementation of new inventions, technologies and materials in the national economy, as well as developing international technical – scientific cooperation. The event is organized every two years by the State Agency on Intellectual Property (AGEPI) and the IEC “MOLDEXPO”, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research and the National Agency for Research and Development, supported by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the European Patent Office (EPO).

The training has been organized by ENRICH in the USA through its partner RCISD, with the support of the Moldovan Technology Transfer Network (MTTN) and with the collaboration of the Enterprise Europe Network and the IPR SME Helpdesk Latin America.

The event was opened by Moldovan Technology Transfer Network. The introductory words and welcome speech on behalf of  RCISD was delivered by Dr. Béla Kardon, who provided an overview about the goals, services, clients and members of the three ENRICH centres. In the second part of the training Dr. Kardon highlighted the most important facts, information and news about the ENRICH in the USA H2020 project, followed by an information session on the US Market at a glance, main challenges and opportunities in the US market presented by Ildikó Dorogi, and the US research cooperation and funding opportunities, How to create relevant partnerships in the US presented by Dr. Kardon. An additional presentation was dedicated to the support services of the ENRICH in the USA, the INNOWWIDE project a possibility for financial support was also presented to the audience. The event was concluded by a Q&A session.

Altogether 63 people attended to the training in Chisinau.

The type of the audience included universities, research centres, SME-s, large companies, national agencies from research actors or intermediaries (R2R R2M).