KETGATE Study visits

KETGATE Study Visits


TAKING COOPERATION FORWARD – under this motto the first STUDY VISIT was successfully held at JOANNEUM RESEARCH in Weiz.

On January 30th 2018 the eight project and some associated partners of KETGATE met for the first STUDY VISIT at the Institute MATERIALS of JOANNEUM RESEARCH in Weiz. Dr. Paul Hartmann, the director of the institute gave an overview of the technologies and applications of MATERIALS and the vice director, Dr. Georg Jakopic, presented selected reference projects.  Afterwards the participants of the study visit had the possibility to visit the laboratories of the institute and to see the excellent infrastructure of MATERIALS in live.

In the afternoon, Dr. Jennifer Bilbao of Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum presented the vision and targets of the project KETGATE, followed by Maria Sole D´Orazio from Veneto Innovazione. She presented the first outcomings of the KETGATE online survey which was conducted in the first period of the project. Afterwards the three RTOs - JOANNEUM RESEARCH, Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd and Jožef Stefan Institute – presented statistics, experiences and challenges in transnational cooperations. Finally the challenges and needs of SMEs and RTOs were elaborated during an interactive workshop. In the eventing the participants left to Ljubljana for the second STUDY VISIT at Jožef Stefan Institute.


KETGATE Study Visit at Jožef Stefan Institute in Ljubljana

After the successful study visit at Joanneum, Weiz, the meeting of KETGATE project and associated partners continued on 31st of January at Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana. The study visit at Jožef Stefan Institute was opened by director prof. Dr. Jadran Lenarčič. Tomaž Lutman from Center for Technology Transfer and Innovation at Jožef Stefan Institute presented the institute, key enabling technologies that are being developed and infrastructure that supports the research facilities. Afterwards the research departments (Complex Matter; Nanostructured Materials; and Automation, Biocybernetics and Robotics) and related infrastructure of the institute have been shown to partners.

In the afternoon the study visit has been continued with presentation of joint transnational service provision, business models and examples by Jožef Stefan Institute. This was followed by motivation presentation of business model canvas by dr. Jennifer Bilbao, Steinbeis and workshop, where business models of cooperation between SMEs, RTOs and BSOs have been discussed and presented on the business canvas by each group.