R&D continuously generates innovative technologies and solutions. But all too often insufficient business knowledge prevents their commercial exploitation. But TRAIN-ITs hands-on business planning training and coaching resulted in 36 start-ups and a wealth of success stories.
The major obstacle facing would-be start-ups is the business plan, which in todays post-Internet bubble world has to be not just good, but great in order to convince banks and venture capital firms to supply vital growth capital.
The goal of IST-project TRAIN-IT is not only to turn the technology into business, but the technologists into businessmen in order to reach their potential. An example of this is CubeOptics, a German start-up that participated in an earlier TRAIN-IT programme in March 1999, and went on to raise 10 million euros in funding from venture capital firms The Carlyle Group, Sevin Rosen Funds, Star Ventures and Target Partners. In 2003, CubeOptics was selected by Tornado Insider as being one of the 25 most innovative high-tech start-up companies in Europe.
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