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Torino Wireless and Pole SCS: triggering cooperation Claudine Faleo Regions for economic change, Brussels, 8th March 2007
© Fondazione Torino Wireless2007 Creation: formed in December 2002,operating since September 2003 Nature: private non-for-profit foundation built on a wide public-private partnership of strategic stakeholders Mission (…) to create and develop the Piedmont High-Tech District, by increasing ICT contribution to regional GDP and position Piedmont amongst the international most innovative clusters (art. 3.2, Torino Wireless by- laws) Torino Wireless - a study case
© Fondazione Torino Wireless2007 Torino Wireless - a study case access to scientific & technological expertise participation to R&D projects, engineering access to incubation infrastructures Coaching services such as: Patenting & IPR management Support to Spin-outs & start-ups managerial expertise development of market potential access to business networks and markets access to financial support R & D VENTURE CAPITAL COACHING Method Flexible tailored support to the creation and growth of technology- based, high-growth potential SMEs Rationale: It empowers a systemic interaction between R&D, entrepreneurs and venture capital by providing :
© Fondazione Torino Wireless2007 Interviews (focus on technology) REGISTRATION/SCOUTING DB of ICT enterprises in Piedmont Industry & technology analyses Due diligence Analysis ICT companies ANALYSIS/SELECTION & ASSISTANCE VENTURE CAPITAL Basic Support Advanced Support 2 nd evaluation Evaluation for investing Angel K Seed K Updates 1 st evaluation Start-up Spin-offs STRATEGIC R&D PROJECTS INTELLECTUAL ASSET MANAGEMENT START-UP /SME PROJECT TORINOWIREL ESS NETWORK SERVICES FOR ROYALTIES A team of dedicated players Incubators Torino Wireless: the process and its key players Private investments
© Fondazione Torino Wireless2007 Torino Wireless drivers for international cooperation By performing its international activities Torino Wireless aims at : 1.Interlinking with other centres of excellence and foerign infrastructures/ innovation programmes as an engine for science-based socio-economic development of the high-tech District 2.International profiling of entrepreneurs & R&D professionals 3.Exchange of expertise, people and information to achieve mutual learning and complementary benefits 4.Expanding business opportunities for SMEs of its network
© Fondazione Torino Wireless2007 Cooperation between SCS-TOWL In addition to above drivers, MoU between Pole SCS –TOWL and subsequent cooperation triggered promote international cooperation at cross border scale which is the dimension inducing faster growth of industry/cooperation oriented hi-tech exports (OECD, 2005) Facilitates SMEs cooperation with international partners (SMEs cooperate less than larger firms on international markets) and h elps better compensate limited resources of individual SMEs via the enlarged network it contributes to increase attractive factor for inward investments as it preludes to a larger converging market/area by establising structured ways for cooperation it could lead to a cross-country Innovation area build upon respective skills and competences, anticipating potential scale and agglomeration economies thanks to complementarities and relative proximity of poles
© Fondazione Torino Wireless2007 Cooperation between SCS-TOWL Last but not least, cooperation with Pole SCS is relevant for it : 1.By establishing cooperation among innovation clusters it reduces costs of internationalization in Europe and improves its manageability 2.answers to mutual interest to link with Excellence centres in Europe so to take advantage or partner R&D, keep abreast of foreign technology, mutual access to innovation programmes, etc 3.reinforces existing integration in international knowledge flows due to rising importance of knowledge in economic processes (International profiling of own resources, access to skills & talents)
© Fondazione Torino Wireless2007 Cooperation between SCS-TOWL Concretely, activities undertaken so far favor convergence between the parties for the development of innovative technologies, solutions and services in the ICT domain. The aims are: Foster cooperation among actors of the District/Pole in sectors such as Intelligent transportation systems, location based services, DVB-H, RF-ID, eHealth solutions,… Incentivate elaboration and presentation of joint project proposals in the framework of the 7th European Framework Programme and other European funding schemes relevant to the interests of both Parties The exchange on best practices especially in supporting SMEs development and on
Claudine Faleo - Business development © Fondazione Torino Wireless2005 Claudine FALEO Business Development Coordinator Fondazione Torino Wireless www.torinowireless.it Corso Galileo Ferraris, 64 10129 Turin - Italy Tel +39 011 19501401 Fax +39 011 5097323 E-mail: Claudine.Faleo@torinowireless.itClaudine.Faleo@torinowireless.it Thank you
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