Success stories

Recent testimonies of successful business networking - Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme



New entrepreneur:
Joanna Rybka (Poland)

Company name: ScienceVenture - http://project.scienceventure.eu (Start-up)
Sector of activity: Research and development equipment & services


"I had a great experience! During the stay abroad not only I developed business skills useful to my company but I also had the chance to learn how to operate specifically in knowledge intensive innovation business systems where both Scienceventure and IUCT company are positioned” said Joanna Rybka


Host entrepreneur:
Xavier Castells (Spain)

Company name: IUCT - www.iuct.com (14 years of experience)
Sector of activity: Research and development equipment & services



Period of exchange: 06/2012 until 10/2012
Duration of exchange: 4 months

Founded in 2009 and based in Poland ScienceVenture is a technology brokerage company specialized in life science technology transfer commercialisation and innovation. The owner Joanna Rybka participated in Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs to acquire more experience from a successful entrepreneur in another European country in order to gain a different perspective on the functioning of a business similar to hers.


In 2012 Joanna started a four-month business partnership with host entrepreneur Xavier Castells at IUCT a Spanish innovation company active in the field of R&D for the chemical pharmaceutical and biotechnological sectors. Xavier has 14 years of experience in the sector.

Thanks to the experience gained from the cross-border collaboration Joanna has been able to expand her business both in terms of personnel and access to a new market in Spain. The turnover has increased by 10% and a platform of collaboration between science and business has been developed during the collaboration period.
 
The two entrepreneurs developed a strong business relationship and remained in contact in order to collaborate on various projects.



For more information, please contact the local contact points involved in the exchange:

New entrepreneur's contact point:
Fundacja Uniwersytetu imienia Adama Mickiewicza / Poznan Science and Technology Park (Poznan)

Host entrepreneur's contact point:
Cambra Oficial de Comerç, Indústria i Serveis de Terrassa (Terrassa)

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