In October 21, InnoRate, together with IVACE, hosted a webinar that was dedicated to getting familiar with the InnoRate platform.
The webinar had a hands-on nature and it started with a welcoming note from the hosts and Alejandra Menéndez González. Alejandra talked about how Valencia is becoming an attractive innovation hub, having a pool of more than 600 start-ups, 3,000 graduates in STEM and offering excellent conditions in terms of living costs and work-life balance. Alejandra also highlighted the value that InnoRate platform can bring to SMEs and startups aiming to raise funding.
Then, Milena Gartley from Tech Tour Global, part of the InnoRate project, took the floor to present the main objectives of InnoRate. Milena presented the logic behind InnoRate and the sequence of activities and events that will take place within the project’s lifecycle. In particular, Milena invited innovative projects to test the capabilities of the InnoRate platform during this first pilot round so that they can get a quick all-around assessment of their management, innovation, marketability and business feasibility aspects, one-to-one feedback sessions with our experts as well as the chance to connect with investors.
Then, Milena showcased how innovative projects and SMEs can navigate the InnoRate platform, do a quick-assessment and compare their performance with competition in their domain. Next, Mariano Guzzetta from Ernst and Young showcased how innovation intermediaries can perform similar functions to scan and compare interesting opportunities.
The webinar featured circa 60 companies, including SMEs and innovation intermediaries interesting in learning more about how they can use the project to optimize their chances of accessing funding and scaling-up. A recording of the webinar is available in our website: http://innorate-project.eu/webinars/
To join hundreds of companies using InnoRate to benchmark their performance, receive one-to-one feedback and get the opportunity to connect with investors, register for our platform here. During our pilot-rounds all InnoRate services are provided free-of-charge.