Steinbeis 2i GmbH (S2i) was founded in 2016 as a 100 % spin-off of Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum (SEZ). SEZ is a not for profit organisation within Steinbeis Innovation gGmbH (SIG). The spin-off Steinbeis 2i GmbH has taken over all staff members and competences from SEZ, so that the over 25 years experience of SEZ and the senior expertise of its staff in building innovation capacities in SME and supporting cross-border research and technology transfer is fully guaranteed and now executed by Steinbeis 2i.
S2i core competences are:
>> Support to companies, universities and research organisations in submitting and implementing cross-border innovation projects, by identifying and selecting appropriate funding and innovation programmes as well as taking steps to enter European markets and internationalise.
>> Assistance in the exploitation of research results (IPR issues, market studies, business plans and models, etc.), in transnational technology transfer, in the stimulation and support of the innovation process in industrial companies and to provide professional training.
>> Advice for policy makers and administrations on regional future scenarios, on innovation and cluster policy issues and support of knowledge exchange at the European level.
>> Expert knowledge in communication and dissemination of research and innovation projects and their results.
>> Facilitation of networking among innovation actors, e.g. through the professional and competent organisation of European conferences and events.
Some networks we are involved in:
>> Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) – membership since 2008
>> Allianz Industrie 4.0 Baden-Württemberg – membership since 2015
Role and contribution to Co-FACTOR:
S2i was coordinator of Co-FACTOR and leader of work package 1 “COORDINATION & MANAGEMENT”, work package 2 “TECHNOLOGY DIFFUSION” and work package 5 “TECHNOLOGY OUTLOOK AND IMPACT”.
More particularly, S2i was responsible for all administrative, financial and coordinative management issues, communication, dissemination and exploitation activities, IPR/knowledge management and project output consolidation.
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