Objective

The main objective of this project is to strengthen entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship in the raw materials sector by creating a unique specialised Mentor Network that can become a single door to ask for advice. The aim is not only mentoring start-ups or early on business opportunities, but also to help in converting new EIT RawMaterials upscaling projects into spin-off companies. Therefore the most related end-customers for this tool will be entrepreneurs or related teams that are willing to initiate their own technology-based business in the Raw Materials field.

The solution (technology)

The mentor’s network will be organised by areas of knowledge (Marketing, Sales, Finance, IP, Governance, Technology…) in a web tool, to make it easier to end users. The ideal Mentor Profile should include the following attributes: supportive, nurturing, protective, honest in feedback, understands boundaries, balanced perspective. In the future, it will be open to include extended partner’s own network, and EIT-RM international partners, as well as to incorporate new areas of knowledge or reduce existing ones based on their demand. Access will be easy, and users will be able to provide feedback on mentor’s support/experience.

Partnership

  • Tecnalia Ventures, Spain (Lead Partner)
  • LTU Business AB, Sweden
  • Hub Innovazione Trentino, Italy
  • Launchbox, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Mektory, Tallin University of Technology, Estland
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group, RWTH Aachen University, Germany