Last week, InnoRate held its 6th Consortium Meeting marking the beginning of the last semester of the project.
The online meeting kicked-off with Q-Plan’s presentation of the project’s overview, including its progress towards targets, milestones, objectives, matters pertaining to the reporting (both internal and external), financial aspects, as well as the data management processes to be followed. Ernst & Young thus presented the methodological aspects of the InnoRate Technology Rating System (ITRS), also highlighting the approach to be followed for the fine-tuning of the ITRS based on the results of the project’s 2nd pilot round. Afterwards, Ontotext illustrated the most recent technical improvements – on the level of the user interface and platform functionalities – of the InnoRate platform. The day continued with an update by Tech Tour Global on the results and further planning of the 2nd pilot phase of the project and on the pilot monitoring and evaluation activities to be implemented. Following this presentation, colleagues from European Business and Innovation Centre Network summarised the work done in the context of the matchmaking and investment readiness services and the corresponding events. The series of presentations concluded with the two horizontal topics, namely with some updates on the business activities, as well as dissemination and communication activities of the project.
Our Project Officer, Andres Alvarez Fernandez from the European Innovation Council (EIC) and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA), was also present and re-stated the interest of EIC in using some of InnoRate’s services such as the InnoRate Deep Assessment tool.
The meeting concluded with a detailed action plan for the 6th semester, which outlined the activities that will be carried out by each partner, highlighted the expected contributions in each Task and set deadlines regarding the project’s foreseen actions. Finally, concluding remarks and planning for the next Project Meeting and reporting process were made.