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CiaoTech is the Italian branch of PNO Innovation B.V., the Europe’s largest independent public funding and innovation consultancy firm with +35 years of hands-on expertise and more than 500 funding programmes in most EU countries, annually raising approximately 1 Billion Euro for its clients. Created in 1985, PNO Group is a high-growth knowledge-intensive company, supporting over 2,000 clients throughout Europe, annually developing over 250 European consortia. CTECH’s “Innovation Management” services delivers high quality support to large sized companies, SMEs, Universities, Research Institutes, Associations and clusters in the full cycle of the innovation process, including: Analyzing, defining and planning innovation processes; Building innovation networks, partnerships and projects; Managing Projects and driving innovation. CTECH assesses the dynamics of clients’ activities and ambitions with insights into business opportunities, market demands, technology trends, key societal issues and government policies. CTECH has successfully performed tens of studies (Life Cycle Analysis, feasibility studies, business plans, technology intelligence, market analyses) for private clients as well as public bodies (such as the European Commission) on several different sectors. The company has also published several papers in the field of innovation management, and has developed a proprietary innovation management methodology, based on the combined usage of Open Innovation methodologies to support SMEs’ innovation processes.

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CTECH is the coordinator of the project.

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