Day One is a high-tech start-up accelerator where passionate technology and market specialists nurture the mission to transfer to the market the most promising technologies developed by research centers, universities, and start-ups. Day One’s vision of the technology transfer process is quite original: rather than passively pushing the technology towards its intended market, the idea is to identify a range of possible applications for the technology, involving in the discussion relevant stakeholders, market experts, scientists, and even common people.
Once the product-market fit is defined, cyclic interactions are fostered between scientists, the industrial supply chain, and end users. Through this process, it is possible to focus on the actual product features requested by the target users/customers, the manufacturability of the proposed technology, its sustainability from an economic and social point of view, and its advantages with respect to what is currently available.
Role in the project
Day One core responsibility will be on following the product development plan, being sure that it satisfied the market requirements collected by directly interacting with all the concerned stakeholders. At the same time, Day One will have an important role in setting up the communication and dissemination strategy. Since the core technology will likely originate a spin-off company, Day One effort will also include the identification of the most appropriate IPR protection and exploitation strategy.
Key staff involved in the project
Paolo De Stefanis