EIT ICT Labs Stockholm lunch talks - Xavier Aubry, Appear and ZAZ Ventures

Research performing SME, its entrepreneurial adventure & how to get EU financing 

Venue: Wednesday Lunch talk at Stockholm Co-location Centre, Isafjordsgatan 26, evelator C, floor 3
Date: March 6th 2013
Time: 12.00-14.00

This time Xavier Aubry, Founder of Zaz Ventures and Appear will talk about an example of a Kista-based research-performing SME, its entrepreneurial adventure, and the lessons learned to get EU financing.

Please register before March 4. New starting time - 12.00!

Program 
EIT ICT Labs, Isafjordsgatan 26, floor 3C. Wednesday, 06th March 2013, 12.00-14.00
- Xavier Aubry: Research performing SME, its entrepreneurial adventure & how to get EU financing 
- Light lunch & networking

Subject
Example of a Kista-based research-performing SME, its entrepreneurial adventure, and the lessons learned to get EU financing
- Appear - the story
- EU financing - how did we do it?
- What is the right funding scheme for you?
- Forming the dream consortium
- Writing a killer proposal
- Negotiating with the European Commission
- Running a successful project

Biography
Xavier Aubry is the Founder of Zaz Ventures, a consultancy firm supporting SMEs to develop their funding project applications and Appear, a research-performing SME based in Sweden specialized in mobile technologies. He has industry experience with medtech, biotech, ICT and transportation. He has been directly involved in various RTD projects, under the FP6, FP7, EUREKA, Eurostars and CIP-PSP European frameworks, as well as national innovations projects funded by Vinnova, totalling over 20M Euros of value for the recipient companies. 

He is currently the coordinator of the MobiCloud Project (a CIP-ICT PSP Project with a duration of 2 years and a budget of 4.5M Euros). Xavier was formerly the COO of a French medtech SME, where he managed product development, worldwide sales & marketing, and led the company into new markets in Europe, Asia, and the US. Xavier holds an MBA from Harvard Business School with high distinction. He has also served on the board of Tagmaster, an RFID technology supplier quoted on the Stockholm Stock Exchange First North (TAGM B).

 

 

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