Serving the entire supply chain
Access to innovation funds
Coaching for approaching investors
Marketing, customers and sales
Application testing
Pilot production
Material design & development

The Association works with members of the FlexFunction2Sustain Open Innovation Test Bed (OITB) for nano-functionalization technologies to offer comprehensive services which are integrated to provide a complete, all-round offer to substantially reduce the time and cost to progress through the innovation chain from an idea to a successful product. The ecosystem will support innovative SMEs and industries by providing expert support from an early development stage to the optimised transformation of prototypes into valuable and innovative products. The offering includes:

For SME and Industry

Planning, Coordination and Realization of innovation projects based on the services in four simple steps

Consulting and technical and economical analysis of the exploitation and market potential

Technical Feasibility Studies and preparation of functional demonstrators

Market oriented technology, process and product development services

Pilot manufacturing and support in setting up supply chains

Support in finance and funding for research and development activities involving investors, public funding, crowdfunding and bank loans

Building networks and relationships for value and supply chains

Consulting on securing your know-how

For Investors

Technical Due Diligence Services to assess the innovation potential of your investment opportunity

Finding innovative, high-potential Startups and SME as highly profitable investment opportunities

Investment partnerships for financing larger innovation projects

Market analyses, identification of trends, roadmapping

For Technology and Innovation Service Providers

Active sales of services, technologies, prototypes and inventions (finding licensees)

Support in defining industry relevant specification sheets for your services, technologies, or products

Consulting towards market-alignment of your technology portfolio

Exploitation and application partner in your research and development projects (Horizon Europe, National funded projects)

Networking opportunities to SME, industry and value chains