On July 14, 2023, the the NANOPLANT Team organized a brainstorming session on the premisses of the Institute of Plant Genetics PAS. The aim of the meeting was scientific interaction. As a result of this event, on July 19, 2023, the ERA Chair Holder, Innovation Broker, Project Coordinator and the Director of the IPG PAS had a meeting with the representatives of the uFraction8 company, an SME developing microfluidics-based filter systems as a solution to help bio-manufacturers to harvest their products with energy-efficient and scalable bioprocessing systems. Many areas of cooperation between NANOPLANT and this SME have been discussed.
In order to increase staff’s knowledge on Intellectual Property Issues, support actions will be undertaken such as IPR seminars, IPR consultancy meetings. Close cooperation between the innovation broker and researchers is planned to develop the knowledge transfer plan. Additionally, stakeholder events enhancing innovation will be organised (representatives of industry, academia, NGOs and governmental organisations will be invited to present their views on the issues related to plant nanotechnology to become engaged into a discussion, generate ideas and initiate collaborations; key conclusions will be published in a press release). Participation in various networking activities is foreseen to build up new intersectoral and international contacts.