Corporate and Investor
Open Innovation and Tech Scouting

Facilitate Corporate and Investor Open Innovation and Tech Scouting

The purpose of this activity is to build a network of corporates and investors to carry out technology scouting and open innovation programs with EU and South Asian start-ups as well as innovative research organizations / universities.

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Open Innovation and Tech Scouting Challenges

Corporates and investors can launch challenges with an aim of scouting for innovation, intellectual property (IP), technologies and/or solutions externally in order to support their strategic plans and / or investments.

Corporates and Investors who are keen to leverage this platform to scout for technologies and open innovation challenges can send us an email to eu-srilanka@servicefacility.eu

Please refer to this link for past challenges.

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University Level Tech Scouting for commercialization

Support universities and research organisations in Sri Lanka which are seeking pathways to commercialization.

Exchange with universities and research labs about their research, contacts to industry and market experience, their international network

Organise (virtual) meeting with leading Sri Lankan Universities and R&D to understand their lab to market/tech commercialization needs

Sharing collaborative strategies with the EU for University Tech commercialization

Involve 2 research stakeholders in a piloting mode which will be supported more intensely (foster internationalization and networking with corporates).

EU-South Asia Investor Networking Platform

EU-South Asia Corporate Innovation Platform

Under the EU-SLIP, the EU-South Asia Corporate Innovation Platform was launched with the aim to foster innovation cooperation between South Asia and Europe. We are inviting corporates to leverage this EU – South Asia (India + Sri Lanka) Network of incubators, enablers, start-ups for open innovation, start-up scouting, partnerships, networking. European, Indian and Sri Lankan corporates are invited to share their business needs, problem statements and tech scouting needs and 3 of them will get free support for tech scouting and open innovation.

Please see the attached document (DOC 161KB) for more information on the EU-South Asia Corporate Innovation Platform.

EU-South Asia Investor Networking Platform

As part of the EU-South Asia Investor Networking Platform, the EU-South Asia Investor Networking Platform meeting will be held on the 20th of January 2021 at 2:30 pm IST. EBAN ( Europe's early stage investor network), IAN (Indian angel network), LAN (Lankan angel network) will initiate this meeting.

The main objective and agenda of this meeting is to connect the three major angel investor networks of Europe, India and Sri Lanka to explore cross border collaboration opportunities and discuss on the priorities, including some of the key bottlenecks/red tapes each ecosystem is facing when it comes to foreign investment.