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The EMPORIA4KT project is offering a comprehensive training and mentoring programme for Blue Economy researchers to enhance their skills in innovation and technology transfer.  This programme will provide training and mentoring to participants to equip them with vital knowledge transfer (KT) skills for their future careers in Blue Economy innovation and will also provide valuable networking opportunities. 

Participants will learn how to direct Research and Development towards market, industry, and private and public investment. They will also explore how to de-risk the Early Stage Technology (EST) development process and how to make ESTs more attractive to investment at an early stage of development. 

The programme will be divided into the following phases:

Phase 1. September and October 2022

Knowledge Transfer & Innovation capacity-building workshops where researchers will receive training in skills related to innovation and technology transfer activities. This phase includes 5 live sessions with a duration of 40 minutes, to clarify any questions related to the contents of the courses, which will take place on the following dates: 16 September, 30 September, 14 October, 28 October and 4 November 2022 at 10 am.


Phase 2. November 2022 to May 2023

Training and mentorship to the development of a EST commercialisation plan and pilot project. During this phase, participants will meet at three face-to-face events, in addition to regular online meetings with the other members of their team and their mentors. 


Costs: There are no fees involved in the participation in the programme.

Time commitment: Attendance at phase 1 online workshops and the phase 2 three national events is essential. Participants will also have approximately two meetings per month with their group and will have follow-up tasks to complete in relation to these meetings. It is expected the time commitment for meetings and follow-up work will be 10 to 15 hours per month for each researcher. 


Required qualifications, skills, and mandatory criteria:

  • Ph.D. student or Ph.D. holder for 3 or fewer years;

  • Researcher working at a Higher Education Institution or Research Centre at the Canary Islands;

  • Research activities related to, or with application in the fields identified below (with no special order or priority of interest):
    o Maritime and Coastal Tourism
    o Renewable Marine Energy and Offshore Wind Technology

  • o Extractive industry
    o Environmental and Coastal Protection

  • Interested in innovation and knowledge transfer activities

  • Involved in activities of research and development of early-stage technologies

  • Intermediate level of English 

How to apply?

To apply, please complete the application here and send the application form with your CV and a short description of your motivation to participate in the program.

Deadline for applications: 31 August 2022

Download the flyer with complete information: here

Contact details:

Laia d'Armengol

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