Nader Akil, PNO Innovation

The presentation will focus on presenting the available EU funding programmes available for R&D&I for researchers as well as organisations. High level information will be provided for each funding programmes in order to help understanding which funding opportunity to choose for your project idea, and describe the process on how to use those funding opportunities to connect with relevant stakeholders to transfer your research results closer to the market. Some lesson learnt from successful proposals will be discussed in order to provide some tips  for the audience on how to prepare a successful proposal

Short biography of the presenter:
Highly experienced Senior Innovation and EU Grants consultant at PNO Innovation (Brussels) with a demonstrated history in the conceptualisation and building of strategic collaborative projects in several fields, as well as innovation ecosystems and large networks in ICT, materials, chemical and environmental technologies. Nader has 20 years of experience in research and innovation, competitive intelligence and project management. Worked at large industry such as Philips and NXP Semiconductors, research centres and universities in the Netherlands, USA, France, and Belgium .

Nader has a PhD in opto-electronics, more than 50 scientific publications, 13 patents, and has raised several dozen million euros for his clients to develop technologies in the past years. Currently Nader is involved in several EU projects as an exploitation manager, or as a partner delivering innovation services such as market and business analysis, exploitation workshops etc. Nader is currently the Operations Manager of the PNO Innovation office in Brussels