From November, 13th to 15th, the second edition of the contest Brussels Innova will be held. At this contest, nearly 500 innovations from 30 countries will be shown, and approx. 3.000 professional visitors will come. The fair will use 8.000 m² of space. This edition wants to focus on the most innovative regions of Europe, giving them the chance they need to develop their projects. All financing options and of economical help will be there, trying to promote the ideas and projects worth of it: business angel, public funds, legal assistance, coaches, …
The range of participants is wide. All kind of inventors, coming from many fields, are accepted, as long as they are backed by quality and hard work; from universities and public research organisms, starts-ups, and chambers of commerce and other institutions giving support to SME (advice, business plans, financing, marketing, etc.)
Two important roles are played by the Chamber of Innovation and the Forum of the Universities. The first offers a calendar full of sessions at which experts in then different areas will debate con what it takes an invention to be developed and get to the market. The second tries to be a space created especially for universities and research centers of the participating countries, where they may show their strengths, present their works and make numerous useful contacts.
Although there is a long list of awards, the spirit is “participating is the most important”; the benefits of being present at the fair as an exhibitor will be fundamentally for the future development of an idea, an invention or a designs. Besides showing their own qualifications as innovators, one may find big opportunities in the areas of investment, industrialization and marketing of the exhibited ideas. On the other hand, this may be a good chance for headhunting of young brilliant professionals of the different areas, who want to work for tomorrow´s companies.
In summary, Brussles Innova tries to create a dynamic and growing community of all kind of international resources, and to be the reference in innovation and development of new technological tendencies. Among the sponsors, we may find such important companies like Siemens or Altran.