The workshop will address the challenges companies face in advancing technology readiness levels during initial R&D funding, and in bridging the gap between the end of the funding and reaching the market. Opportunities to overcome these challenges will be discussed.
The workshop results will feed the ‘best practice’ report, summarising these challenges and opportunities and making key recommendations for an effective knowledge transfer. Such knowledge transfer should ensure that new sensor technologies developed with support from the EU R&D funding are fully exploited towards a viable maritime sensor technology market in Europe. A draft version of the report will be circulated in advance of the workshop, and all attendees are invited to contribute to it.
This workshop is organized back to back with the COLUMBUS Conference 'Making Marine and Maritime Research Count' taking place in Brussels on 24 January.