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Géraldine Andrieux-Gustin, COWIN Coordinator, Yole Développement - Christophe Veys, Project Director Smart@Fire, Agency for Innovation of Flanders (IWT)

June 05, 2013 - 01:00 PM CET


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COWIN and Smart@Fire collaborate to facilitate access to finance for the development of advanced technologies to be integrated into the fire fighters suits.

This webcast presents how to get access to a procurement contract for innovative technologies using Pre Commercial Procurement (PCP). This will be illustrated by the Smart@Fire project.

During this webcast, participants will :

- Learn how a Pre Commercial Procurement is structured: starting with a needs assessment followed by market consultations. Finally the most attractive solutions will be selected and developed receiving financial support.

- Get access to key information to promote innovative technologies through the collaboration of COWIN and the Smart@Fire.

This is an interactive event! Do not hesitate to send us your questions by now, so we can answer them directly during the webcast!

About Smart@Fire - www.smartatfire.eu
Smart@fire is a groundbreaking project to encourage companies and researchers and provide them with financial means to develop Innovative ICT Solutions that better protect firefighters and help prevent accidents, and to integrate them into Smart Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). For this, Smart@fire employs a unique and novel method of innovative procurement known as pre-commercial procurement (PCP), developed by the Innovation Agency (IWT).

About COWINwww.cowin4u.eu
COWIN is a support action launched under the 7th framework Program for 3 years to strengthen the European competitiveness in miniaturized smart systems. This initiative is dedicated to the commercial exploitation of advanced technologies developed in the framework of European collaborative research projects. COWIN’s mission is to facilitate take-up of the advanced technologies worthy of investments, in order to capture innovation, win new markets and make a profit.

Feel free to contact Sandrine Leroy (leroy@yole.fr) if you need further information.

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