Training

LILA Guidebook, October 2015

LILA Guidebook picBy applying the Living Labs approach and the principles of open innovation, the LILA Project provides the opportunity for European entrepreneurs to obtain user feedback about their products and services. The entrepreneurs understand business barriers to access local and the European market, and to understand user requirements.

“Prepare startups for European success” is our guidebook, presented during the EBN Congress in October 2015 and describing the whole process of LILA Labs.

Download it from here. 

 

“Einkorn – Ancient Innovation” Conference in Darmstadt

Dr. Wolfgang Kniejski talks about the beer market in Germany

Dr. Wolfgang Kniejski talks about the beer market in Germany

On behalf of the consortium of partners in the EU project “Einkorn – Ancient Innovation”, INI-Novation GmbH organized the official Project Conference in Darmstadt, Germany, on September 10th, 2015.

The purpose of the event was to bring together mainly beer brewing but also food experts, and stakeholders, who are interested in exploring new products of a higher quality with multiple benefits. The innovation of the project is a specific malting process, suitable for less widespread culture “Einkorn”, which has proven qualities superior to other varieties.

The conference was opened by Boyan Milushev, representative of the project coordinator and Dr. Wolfgang Kniejski – an international consultant in the field of innovation management with more than 20 years of international experience as a business development manager.
The conference was focused on topics such as “Einkorn –origin, spread, composition”, “Malting and brewing of Einkorn”, “Bread and pastry with Einkorn”, market opportunities and niches. Lectors were Professor Valentin Batchvarov, Professor Gabriela Marinova – both from Agricultural Academy in Bulgaria, and Lenka Sachambula from the Research Institute of Brewing and Malt in Czech Republic.

 

Prof. Valentin Batchvarov )Agricultural Academy, Bulgaria), Prof. Gabriela Marinova (Agricultural Academy, Bulgaria), Lenka SachambulaResearch (Institute of Brewing and Malt, Czech Republic)

Prof. Valentin Batchvarov )Agricultural Academy, Bulgaria), Prof. Gabriela Marinova (Agricultural Academy, Bulgaria), Lenka SachambulaResearch (Institute of Brewing
and Malt, Czech Republic)

 

 

 

 

 

Dean Gerasimov, owner of a company, growing einkorn in Bulgaria

Dean Gerasimov, owner of a company, growing einkorn in Bulgaria

Einkorn Beer and Einkorn Pastry Testing

Dean Gerasimov, owner of a company, growing einkorn and producing einkorn products from Bulgaria, shared his practical experience on the market.

Samples of einkorn based beer, homemade einkorn bread and pastry were reached out for testing.

At the end, many participants had the opportunity to exchange ideas and more experience on a get together and networking event with glass of beer in hand.

 

Enkorn pastry

Enkorn pastry

Einkorn beer

Einkorn beer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eincorn Conference Final Einkorn Testing

How to Finance your start-up business?

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You’re a start-up, and you’re looking for investors to support your business. This seminar is for you!

INI-Novation organises on 2 December 2014 in Darmstadt (Germany) a seminar targeted at young entrepreneurs and start-ups who are looking for financing sources in the pre-Seed, the seed, the start-up and the expansion phases.

Besides providing theoretical knowledge regarding financing models, concrete real-life scenario examples will also be used to illustrate strategic financing and the different alternative action steps. Current challenges faced by the participants will also be taken into consideration for the analysis of different financing possibilities. Practitioners will give insides to support entrepreneurs accessing proper financing models. At the end of the seminar 5 start-up concepts will be pitched, reviewed, commented by experts and presented in front of users on a LILA Lab on 3.12.2014 .

November 28, 2014

For more information click here