The fifth edition of the BIAT (Borsa dell’Innovazione e dell’Alta Tecnologia/ Innovation and High Technology Lab) was held this year in Bari on 11st-12nd April 2019.
The BIAT – Innovation and High Technology Lab, funded under the Cohesion Action Plan of the Economic Development Ministry, is an initiative designed to enable the enterprises and research organizations of Italian Southern Regions (Abruzzo, Molise, Sardinia, Basilicata, Campania, Calabria, Apulia and Sicily) to express their full potential for innovation and excellence. The event is organized by the Italian Trade Agency in collaboration with the relevant Regional Governments. BIAT aims to promote the placing on the market and/or the transfer of innovative products and services or high technology and intangible assets (patents in particular) by matching commercial and technology supply and demand between startups, innovative SMEs, business networks, universities, technology parks and foreign counterparts.
Many foreign counterparts (large companies, research centers interested in technology transfer, venture capitalists and investors) coming from the following countries: United States, Canada, France, Sweden, Germany, Korea, India, Singapore, UK, Japan, Israel, China, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Poland, Belgium, Netherland, Denmark and Russia took part in the event and met the Italian participants in dedicated B2B meetings.
CVBF attended the event promoting the EPTRI project, aimed to design a new research infrastructure dedicated to the paediatric field and with the mission to promote and foster the availability of medicines for children by enhancing and supporting the early stages of drug development (discovery and early development phase).
More information on the event is available at the following link.