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  • Promotion of Virtual Reality and Digital Engineering Solutions in Baltic States

    Promotion of Virtual Reality and Digital Engineering Solutions in Baltic States

    The Baltic region project entitled “Promotion of Virtual Reality and Digital Engineering Solutions in Baltic States” is nearing its conclusion.  Launched by bonita partner, Riga Technical University, together with Fraunhofer Institute Magdeburg, and supported by the Baltisch-Deutsches Hochschulkontor (Baltic-German University Liason Office); this project’s goal was to promote training of specialists in engineering sciences through virtual reality and engineering innovative solutions.

    During its cycle, the project adapted virtual reality and digital engineering solutions for Baltic states and installed software demonstators at the bonita showroom in Riga Technical University.

    The 3rd International Workshop on Intelligent Education Systems and Technology-enhanced Learning, held in Riga on October 10, 2012, was organized with this project.

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  • bonita Final Conference

    “Driving ICT Innovation – from Science to Practice”

    bonita Final Conference  - “Driving ICT Innovation – from Science to Practice”

    The bonita Final Conference “Driving ICT Innovation – from Science to Practice” was held on November 24 in Riga, Latvia. The conference brought together more than 60 technology transfer stakeholders and senior policy makers from the Baltic Sea Region countries, including high level representatives from Latvia’s Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Economics, and Bremen, Germany’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Ports. The event featured discussions on the active involvement of science and research institutions in the knowledge and technology transfer processes.

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  • The bonita Transnational Network

    Transnational Network

    The bonita Transnational Network - Transnational Network

    A bonita Transnational Network (TN) was signed into being on November 24th, 2011  though the bonita Memorandum of Understanding, which was signed by bonita consortium core partners in Riga during their final conference “Driving ICT Innovations – from Science to Practice” (see pictures below).

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  • innoSPICE Special Interest Group launch

    innoSPICE Special Interest Group launch

    The bonita Enhanced Innovation and Technology Transfer Model will soon be joining the SPICE community in the form of a Special Interest Group (SIG) of the SPICE User Group called “innoSPICE”. 

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  • Self-assessment at CDT

    Using the bonita Technology Transfer Model

    Self-assessment at CDT  - Using the bonita Technology Transfer Model

    bonita has begun using their Enhanced Innovation and Technology Transfer Model to aid organizations across the Baltic Sea region improve their technology transfer capabilities through guided-self assessments. The self-assessments also serve as a feedback for improving the methodology of transfer model itself.

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  • Final conference - November 24, 2011

    Driving ICT Innovation − from Science to Practice

    Final conference - November 24, 2011 - Driving ICT Innovation − from Science to Practice

     

    The bonita final conference “Driving ICT Innovation − from Science to Practice: Turning Transfer Facilitators into Transfer Drivers” will be held on November 24, 2011 at the Raddison Blue Daugava Hotel in Riga, Latvia.  
    The conference will feature discussions on the active involvement of science and research in the knowledge and technology transfer process. The conference will bring together technology transfer stakeholders and senior policy makers from the Baltic Sea Region countries, high-level representatives from public ministries of education, science and economics, as well as experts from the European Commission and other international organizations.
    During the conference, bonita project partners and associates will be presenting the results of the 3-year project as well as technology prototypes form the partner organizations. Project partners will also be hosting critical discussions on the current state and future of technology transfer in the region.  
    Full conference programme, information about showroom, online registration, as well hotel reservations are available at http://www.ebaltics.com/bonita/ .  
    You are advised to register early as the number of participant slots is limited.  
    Please contact organisers for more information: e-mail: office@likta.lv or call +371-67311821 

    The bonita final conference “Driving ICT Innovation − from Science to Practice: Turning Transfer Facilitators into Transfer Drivers” will be held on November 24, 2011 at the Raddison Blue Daugava Hotel in Riga, Latvia.

    http://www.ebaltics.com/bonita/ 

     

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  • Observing Technology Transfer & Innovation in Action:

    New bonita showroom opens in Denmark

    Observing Technology Transfer & Innovation in Action: - New bonita showroom opens in Denmark

    A new showroom, bonita Lab, opens in Denmark to representatives from industry and academia. Guests at the opening are introduced to the many features and exhibits within.

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  • Technology Transfer Study Visit

    Tampere, Finland on 4-5 October 2010

    Technology Transfer Study Visit - Tampere, Finland on 4-5 October 2010

    bonita partners frequently schedule study visits for consortium members to give them opportunities to learn about local companies, universities and research institutions. This time around, The Department of Electronics of the Tampere University of Technology and Tamlink Innovation-Reserach-Development Ltd in Finland hosted a two day study visit for the project partners to show the circumstances and methods relating to technology transfer in Tampere and Finland.

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  • PPNT InQbator is growing in space

    PPNT InQbator is growing in space

    The Poznan Science and Technology Park of the Adam Mickiewicz University Foundation (FUAM) will soon grow in space – new buildings will be built, in order to create new space for the laboratories of the XXI century. The InQbator of High Technologies will be created until the year 2013.

    The new buildings of the InQbator will have 4.000 square meters of surface and will host the modern chemical, biotechnological and computer sciences laboratories. Space will also be reserved for 20 new companies focused on high technologies development.

    The enlargement of the InQbator is on the list of key projects of the Innovative Wielkopolska operational programme. Such investments are aimed at increasing the number of hi-tech companies in Poznan and at improving the local economy structure.

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  • Update - Bonita in ICT 2010: Digitally Driven

    Update - Bonita in ICT 2010: Digitally Driven

    The bonita project was part of the ERRIN both in ICT 2010: Digitally Driven, which was held in Brussels on Sept 27-29,2010. bonita partners who were present the conference report that the event was a huge success. Visitors to the booth, which included several key movers in the European ICT community, were impressed with the scope of work of the project and expressed a genuine interest in collaborating with bonita. bonita's presence in ICT 2010 marks a significant accomplishment in bonita's efforts to generate public awareness of the project.

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  • The Bonita in ICT 2010: Digitally Driven

    The Bonita in ICT 2010: Digitally Driven

    In this year's ICT conference on September 27-29, in Brussels, bonita will be demonstrating their ground-breaking work in driving the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) into a globally recognized region of innovation.

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  • Polish Nobel prize for prof. Bogdan Marciniec

    Polish Nobel prize for prof. Bogdan Marciniec

    The Council of the Polish Academic Research Foundation has awarded the prizes for prominent achievements and scientific discoveries, called Polish Nobel prizes. Awards giving ceremony took place in the Royal Castle in Warsaw, in November 2009.

    Mr. Bogdan Marciniec, the Director of the Poznan Science and Technology Park (PPNT) within the Adam Mickiewicz University Foundation (FUAM) received the award in the field of technical sciences. Prof. Marciniec, working at the Chemistry Faculty of the Adam Mickiewicz University, was awarded for having discovered new reactions and new catalysts for processes leading to producing silicon-organics materials to be used in industry. It was prof. Marciniec who founded PPNT, in 1995, which was then the first Technology Park in Poland. Professor closely collaborates with the industry, so as to his research results be used in practice.

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  • bonita Transfer Model is well underway

    First audits to take place this week

    bonita Transfer Model is well underway - First audits to take place this week

    This week, from Tuesday, Aug 24, 2010 through Saturday, Prof. Antanas Mitasiunas and Jonas Mitasiunas fro University of Vilnius, and Saulius Aurelis from Visoriai Information Technology Park, also in Vilnius, will be coming to Bremen to perform the first audits using the bonita Transfer Model.

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  • Technologiepark Bremen

    Technologiepark Bremen holds successfull After Work Party

    Technologiepark Bremen  - Technologiepark Bremen holds successfull After Work Party

    On June 17, 2010 the Technologiepark Uni Bremen e.V., sub-contractor of the Ministry of Economics and Ports, Bremen -one of the BONITA partners- held its 1st After Work Party in Technologiepark Uni Bremen, Germany.

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  • De Magneet

    Children experience the fascination of technology

    De Magneet - Children experience the fascination of technology

    Technology Transition is core business for the people at the Hanzehogeschool Groningen - a University of Applied Science in the Netherlands, and partner to the bonita project. This means not only they bring innovation to companies, but they have a role also in ensuring a good innovative and technology driven environment, which starts at primary school. Therefor the technology departments of the Hanze has together with the school of education developed 'De Magneet', where children from primary school experience the fascination of technology. Within the platform companies play an active role, in this stage mainly as sponsor and co-developer. For the future, the platform will also be used to bring new technologies to companies.

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  • New opportunities for bonita stakeholders

    A Brussels perspective

    New opportunities for bonita stakeholders  - A Brussels perspective

    The bonita project is a dedicated effort of partner universities, laboratories, industrial actors and policy makers to develop the Baltic Sea Region into a region of innovation by facilitating the efficient transfer of knowledge between universities and businesses in the area. In this regard the bonita partners and stakeholders have to be aware of new project, network and cooperation opportunities. If you want to realize your regional ICT ideas you have to be aware of the financing and events that Brussels can offer you.

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  • SATIN

    New regional initiative in technologies and processes for user-driven mobile service creation

    SATIN - New regional initiative in technologies and processes for user-driven mobile service creation

    In December 2009 the project SATIN started with the aim to enable end-users to develop mobile services. This three year long project with a total investment of 3.2 M EUR is financed by the EU structural funds, the County administrative board of Norrbotten, the Norrbotten County Council and the City of Luleå.

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  • Regional profile: The region of Southern Denmark is the European Welfare Tech region of the future

    Regional profile: The region of Southern Denmark is the European Welfare Tech region of the future

    Southern Denmark Growth Forum, an organisation that supports regional development, has announced that it will grant 7 mio EUR for a three year project in welfare technology, a term that covers design and development of aids, appliances and services in the nursing sector. The project, called Welfare Tech Region, has a total budget of 10 mio EUR and a potential of creating 500 jobs and establishing 50 new companies in the region.

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Baltic Organisation and Network of Innovation Transfer Associations

„Interregional development by turning university research into business value”

Research cooperation as well as knowledge transfer between public research organisations and industry is insufficiently developed within the European innovation system. To develop the Baltic Sea Region into a high-tech region the available scientific knowledge needs to be successfully transferred into practice. Even though universities are important developers of new technologies and products their innovations often are not transferred for commercialization. This can be explained by lack of facilitating structures and underdeveloped commercial mindsets of academic staff. At the same time vast innovation potential of SMEs is not exploited due to missing resources.

The bonita project addresses these deficiencies by bridging the knowledge gaps between universities, laboratories, industrial actors and policy makers. The project consortium represents a mix of institutions responsible for regional technology transfer from 8 countries in the Baltic Sea Region. The project has been financed by the European Union’s Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007-2013 with almost 2 million Euros.