Marketplaces are online platforms for technology interaction aimed at facilitating dissemination, contact and networking among stakeholders of R&D capabilities and needs. Furthermore, they are useful instruments to detect opportunities for technological cooperation, while promoting new R&D development models, typical of an open innovation management system.
There are many types of technology marketplaces, base on general interests, sector field specialisation, skilled in technology offers and requests or patents, specialised in technology or innovation challenges or even communities of experts. The most relevant for technology are:
- YET2 MARKETPLACE
- IBRIDGE NETWORK
- IP MARKETPLACE
- PATENT AUCTION
- ENTERPRISE EUROPE NETWORK
The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) is one of the main technology transfer and business support networks with an international scope. SEIMED (Spain) is one of the contact points.
More information: EEN