Mind and Market

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Mind and Market

Who can join Mind & Market?
Students, researchers, entrepreneurs, companies, experts... in search for innovative ideas and projects.

Mind and Market

What is Mind & Market ?
A web platform and meeting forums connecting innovative project owners with project seekers..

Mind and Market

Why join Mind & Market?
We support you along your journey to make your idea happen for real and we'll put you in contact with skilled people.

CONNECTING BREAKTHROUGH INNOVATION WITH MARKET OPPORTUNITIES

Goals and concept of Mind & Market

Mind & Market is the result of a collaboration between Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) and non-profit local business association Alliance Centre BW. Mind & Market supports innovative projects since 2009. Projects originate from both academic and business backgrounds in Wallonia. Innovation here is meant in the broad sense of the term, it comprises all kinds of innovations – in products, services and processes – and all sorts of activities – e.g. health, ICT, engineering, chemicals, food, marketing, management, sustainable development and so on.

Through this web platform (www.mindandmarket.be), afterwork meetings and annual forums, Mind & Market pursues a double objective:

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Build a winning team around the owner(s) of an innovative project,

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Confront the innovation with the market.

In short, Mind & Market brings together project owners and skilled entrepreneurs, experts, coaches, companies and supporting organizations. The latter surround project owners with their abilities, experience and knowledge of the market; acting as catalysts for the realization of the project owner’s ideas, accelerating their development and supporting them throughout the first steps following the creation of a start-up.

 Goals and concept of Mind & Market

Be a project owner

Are you the “owner” of an innovative project?

Your profile: you are a student, freelance, employee, unemployed, but most of all you are an entrepreneur. You have an idea for an original or innovative activity. You already started the feasibility study of your project and you are now ready to launch the creation of your company / or you already are at the head of a company in the start-up phase.

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What can Mind & Market bring to your project? Meet potential associates: come meet entrepreneurs with complementary skills (marketing, ICT, management, engineering …) to which you can associate to build a winning team around your project

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Present your project to companies, and identify within them your clients, suppliers and potential partners

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Search for experts and companies that have a deep knowledge of your field, likely to bring you useful advice and sponsorship

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Find support and develop skills you need to acquire or be conversant with: e.g. training in business plan, intellectual property, sales techniques, etc.

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Accelerate market access for your innovations and applications (start-up, spin-off, SME, ...

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Be a project owner

Be a project seeker

Are you a project seeker ?

Your profile: You are a student, researcher, freelance, employee, jobseeker, entrepreneur, active pensioner, etc.

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You are tempted by the entrepreneurial adventure or your company is always on the look out to find and incorporate innovative projects for its own development purposes (new clients, distributors or partners)

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Your company must stay informed about new innovative projects that could support its future development (new clients, new providers, new partners).

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You would like to use your professional experience and network to support new innovative projects (sponsoring, mentoring,…).

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It seems crucial that your company follows and orientates an innovation project according to its own precise needs from the very beginning.

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Be a project owner