New Horizon 2020 project


logo merlinaFive innovation-driven hubs from across Europe have teamed up to bring an exciting new opportunity for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) researchers, SMEs and start-ups to support them take their innovations into the world.

The MERLIN Project, an EU funded initiative was recently launched in Madrid, where project leaders from The Technical University of Cartagena, BluSpecs Innovation, Poznan Science and Technology Park, Civitta Lithuania and St John’s Innovation Centre met to kick off this exciting new programme.

MERLIN offers a range of dynamic workshops and relevant training to guide researchers and businesses on the journey to commercialisation. The programme will equip participants with knowledge, skills and a network to generate market-led business models to unlock potential and accelerate this journey.

MERLIN will be integrated with other European, national projects and financing programmes tailored to the needs of participants and facilitate a bespoke network infrastructure to maximise success.

The series of workshops will being in April 2018 and run until the end of 2019. For further details and to find your nearest workshop visit

Editor Notes

MERLIN is part of Startup Europe ( and Innovation Radar (, both supported by the European Commission.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 780460.