Representatives of RTIK participated in a research visit organized under the project "GAZELLE - Stimulating the development of innovative SMEs with high potential". The main purpose of the visit was to get to know the French business innovation ecosystem and good practices to support innovative companies with high potential. Within the framework of the visit, several organizations from the city of Marseille and the Sofia Antipolis technology park were visited, working in the field of technology transfer and the network of business angels: - CISAM - Cité de l'innovation et des saviors Aix-Marseille or City of Innovation and the knowledge in the region of Marseilles;
– SATT SUD EST – Technology Transfer Accelerator;
– ANIMA Investment Network – platform for economic cooperation;
- Sophia Business Angels - an international network of business angels based in Sofia Antipolis.
Thanks to the exploratory visits, the project partners had the opportunity to receive information and get to know the French experience first-hand, which will be directly applied in the creation of Centers for the support of innovative SMEs with high potential in Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus and North Macedonia within the framework of the "GAZELLE" project.
The project "GAZELLE - Stimulating the development of innovative SMEs with high potential" is financed under the program INTERREG Balkans - Mediterranean Sea.