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2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 667387

Networking events organised in ICMPP

Networking indoor events

Round Table Events Organised within SupraChem Lab project
In the last reporting period several Round Table events at IntelCentre headquater have been organised by the SupraChem Lab in order to facilitate the direct interaction between the  SupraChem Lab team and different stakeholders. As a summary the round table events organise were:

  • Round Table meeting with representatives World Bank, 27.11.2018
  • Round Table discussion with industry I, 02.05.2019
  • Round Table discussion with industry II 15.05.2019
  • Round Table discussion with officials from EC in the framework of WIRE Conference, 27.06.2019
  • Round Table discussion with NCP Network members in the framework of WIRE Conference, 27.06.2019

Organisation of Round Table meeting with representatives World Bank,
IntelCEntre, ICMPP, Iasi Romani

The SupraChem Lab Team organised a Round Table meeting with representatives from the World Banck on 27.11.2018 at the headquarter of the group IntelCentre ICMPP immediately after the joint meeting of the North-East Regional Innovation Consortium (CRI) and the Academic Advisory Commission (CCA).
The World Bank have organize a mission in the North-East Region, Iași, in the period November 27-28, 2018 to carry out preparatory activities for the implementation of the technical assistance financed by DG REGIO (European Commission) within the project "Supporting Innovation in Romanian Catching up Regions".
The objective of the mission is to initiate a dialogue with the main actors involved in research and technological transfer activities in the North-East Region and to collect relevant information needed to launch the implementation of the project in early 2019. The first stage of the project aims to support the North-East regions. and North-West in piloting two research and innovation programs for: P1) increasing the value of research and P2) increasing the collaboration between research organizations and companies through structured research contracts.
In order to present the best situation in the field of research and innovation in the North-East Region, Supra Chem Lab organised a round table meeting with the participation of all departments of the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry "Petru Poni" in orde to promote the institute activity

The main topics addressed during the meeting will refer to:

  • Existing partnerships with the private sector
  • Existing applied research projects that can be marketed, as well as the TRL level per project / institution
  • Existing research infrastructure that can be rented and used by the private sector
  • Complementary initiatives already existing in the region regarding the commercialization of research and the collaboration of the public and private sector for the use of research infrastructure

The World Bank team was led by Andrea Dall'Olio (Lead Financial Sector Economist) and Natasha Kapil (Program Leader for Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation in EU Countries). They were accompanied by Mădălina Pruna (Private Sector Specialist) and Jerzy Jakub Toborowicz (Expert) from the World Bank and Lucian Sandu (Head of RIS3 Management Office) from North-East ADR.



On behalf of the SupraChem Lab Team the participants were Dr. Mariana Pinteala, DR. Teodora Rusu, Dr. Lilia Clima, Dr. Fundueanu Gheorghe, Dr Alexandru Rotaru, Dr. Adina Coroaba.

Organisation of Round Table discussion with industry I
IntelCentru ICMPP, Iasi

Robert Ferran Chairman of the Board of the RWF Family Trust RWF Enterprises Ltd is a private investment firm established in 2010 to invest both actively and passively in a broad range of private asset classes including energy, technology, ecommerce, fintech and alternative investments. RWF Enterprises Ltd manages the assets of the Ferran Family and the Ferran Family Trust.  Mr Ferran moved to Romania from London in January 1998 to become President and CEO of Biofarm SA – a pharmaceutical manufacturer privatised by the Romanian government in late 1997. He acquired a controlling stake in the company in 1999 which he sold in late 2005 at a valuation of over $45 million – over 12 times the company’s valuation when he took over. During his tenure, Mr Ferran led Biofarm’s transition from a loss making state owned factory to a modern EU GMP compliant generic pharmaceutical manufacturing business generating over $4 million in annual net profits. During the round table meeting with the SupraChem Lab Team Mr Ferran discus aspects related to cooperation on several topics.
A formulation of a bio-absorbable drug delivery platform suitable for small scale lab production and non-clinical proof of concept (PoC) to be developed, in three steps:

  • elaboration and internal standardization of necessary protocols for the laboratory characterization of the initial reagents and of the final product, including the peculiar methods for dosing of the active compounds, at the preparing start, and during the release kinetic investigation; the raw protocols are provided by Professor James Gallagher, and will be refined and adapted to be conducted in ICMPP -Iași;
  • general formulation of the recipes according the constraints of class III medical devices, to include calcium sulfate (form a certified commercial product) and the two active compounds (from commercial certified pharmaceutical products), together with potential ancillary excipients and auxiliary compounds;
  • a kinetic study for the two active compounds release, at prescribed rates, to confirm the ability of their programmed delivery by the developed product.

Also Dr. Vasile Paraschiv, SC OLMA SRL, participate to the meeting and discussed their interest is in vegetable extracts and in their chemical and biologic characterization.



Organisation of Round Table discussion with industry II
IntelCentru ICMPP, Iasi

Corthotec Ltd is a private limited company registered in England and Wales (Company No. 10078078).  The company delegates: dr. Rami Kallala dr. James Gallagher and Dr. Robert Ferran joined the SupraChem Lab Team for a round table discussions concerning research and experimental development on biotechnology.
Representant from Romanian Academy Dr. Mariana Danila and Acad Petru Filip also participate to the meeting and to the discutions.
The Corthotec team made a presentation of their company and on the research cooperation need.  Dr. Mariana Pinteala SupraChem Lab Coordinator presented the SupraChem group and the knowhow of the Romanian Team. The discussions were related to Stimulan. In general terms, the series of Stimulan products are described as being “filler materials” of high purity (purer than the pharmaceutical grade), which include calcium sulfate hemihydrate: [CaSO4]2 · H2O. Due to the extreme purity, two products marketed by Biocomposites Ltd. company (Stimulan Kit, and Stimulan Rapid Cure) were approved by FDA “for use as a bone void filler for voids or gaps that are not intrinsic to the stability of the bony structure”. Being considered “biodegradable and biocompatible”, FDA permitted their use “at an infected site”.
The discussions were finalised by the establishment of a


Research Agreement (no. 5289/09.08.2019 CORTHOTEC LIMITED, 85 Great Portland St. London, W1W 7 LT (Company) and ICMPP (Contract Research Organization-CRO), for the period 2019-2020 on formulation of a bio-absorbable class iii medical device for local drug delivery.




Round Table discussion with officials from EC in the framework of WIRE Conference,
IntelCentre, ICMPP, Iasi, Romania




During the Conference Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE) 2019, the SupraChem Lab team was very happy and proud to receive the visit of:
- Dr. Signe Ratso, Deputy Director general, European Commission, Directorate General for Research, Technology and Innovation
- Dr. Magda de Carli, Head of Unit, Directorate General Research, Technology and Innovation, European Commission
The two EC officials were accompanied by Agatha Filimon from the North East Romanian Regional Development Agency.
During the round table discutions, Prof. Marc J. Abadie with the support of the team leaders of the SupraChem Lab Team made presentation of the achievements of the group.

The SupraChem Lab Team as well as the Suprachem lab Management Team had the opportunity to discuss different scientific and management issue with the two EC officials. Dr. Adina Coroaba invited the two official to make a short tour of the Intel Facility in order to see the working condition of the SupraChem Lab Group.







Round Table discussion with NCP Network members in the framework of WIRE Conference,
IntelCentre, ICMPP, Iasi, Romania

The same day, after the round table with EC officials the SupraChem Lab Team organised a second Round Table with several of  the National Contact Point from NCP_WIDE.NET project that have participate to the WIRE X Conference 2019.  The NCP team have organised on 25.06.2019 a workshop: New opportunities for collaboration between actors of the regional innovation ecosystems. Fostering regional capacities and territorial development




Project WIDE_NETThe NCP group have been impressed by the organisation of the INFODAY on the Spreading Excellence Calls of H2020 that was realised by the SupraChem Lab Management Team as well as the presentation of the project mate with that occasion. Also, a strong input was the presentation that Dr. Signe Ratso, Deputy Director general, European Commission  have made in relation with the SupraChem Lab project in the opening of the WIRE X2019 Conference, thus they requested the organisation of a side visit and Round Table meeting with the SupraChem Lab Team in order to learn more about the success in implementing an ERA Chair project. Even if in this case the Round Table was not previously prepared and had a spontaneous organisation, the discussions have been very fruitful and good premise for dissemination on their origin countries have been set up.


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Networking events organised in ICMPP Intellectual Property Management in Horizon 2020, 22.03.2017

The workshop on Intellectual Property Management in Horizon 2020 was organized on 22.03.2017, in the Conference Room of „P. Poni” Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Iasi, Romania.
The event was addressing to the beneficiaries of European Grants, to representatives of the network of national contact points for the Horizon 2020 framework program and to those interested in managing intellectual property (IP) and intellectual property rights (IPR) issues. This event was also broadcasted on-line on facility on the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research on-line channel.
The main speakers were: Mr Jörg Scherer – Head of Communication & Training European IPR Helpdesk / CEO Eurice GmbH – IP Management in Horizon 2020 and Claire Fentsch European IPR Helpdesk – Training and Awareness Raising Activities European IPR Helpdesk who made a clear overview of the main issues related to the IPR aspects in H2020 projects as well as of the main tools that H2020 beneficiaries can access in order to address IPR aspects.
During the meeting Dr. Teodora Rusu SupraChem Lab Project Manager made a presentation of the SupraChem Lab project and on the main IPR issue that were encountered up to now in the project. Dr. Raluca Andone, legal advisor in ICMPP also presented general aspects related to Intellectual Property Rights in the institute and Dr. Magdalena Aflori Project manager of the Structural Founds Project: “Partnerships for knowledge transfer in the field of polymer materials used in biomedical engineering” made a presentation on IPR aspects related to Structural Founds Projects.
The total number of participants were 85 persons from different institutions (academic and non-academic) from Iasi and the NE Romanian Region. The meeting was a very useful Workshop both from the point of view of information acquired but also from the point of view of networking.

Agenda of the Intellectual Property Management in Horizon 2020

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Workshop on Patenting at European Patent Office, June 6 – 7, 2016, Iasi, Romania

The first integrating and networking event organised within SuparChem Lab Project was the workshop on European Patenting organised with the support of the European Patent Office in Hague. The meeting brought together representatives from universities and research centres in Iasi but also innovative SME and enterprise from the NE Romanian region interested to develop innovation and to be able to obtain European Patents. The workshop also included a networking visit at ANTIBIOTICE SA one of the main enterprise dealing with pharmaceutics compounds in Romania. The total number of participants was of 90 persons and the detailed program is presented below:

June 6-7, 2016

Dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the Romanian Academy
“Petru Poni” Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry,

Antibiotice SA, Iasi, Romania

Monday, June 6
9.30 – 10.30
Welcome address: Dr. Valeria Harabagiu, Deputy Director of
“Petru Poni” Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry
General Presentation of SUPRACHEMLAB Project: Dr. Mariana Pinteala, Head of the Center of Advanced Research in Bionanoconjugates and Biopolymers
10.30 – 12.00
Visit of laboratories in “Petru Poni” Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry
12 - 13  Lunch
13.00 – 15.00
Overlook on the Patenting activity of “Petru Poni” Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry: Dr. Anton Airinei, Director of the Institute, and Dr. Ghiocel Ioanid, senior scientific researcher
The European Patent Office and European Patent Applications:
Enrique Molina Galan, Director Biotechnology, Directorate 1.4.03, European Patent Office, Hague
Patenting Polymers: Anja Bruma, Patent Examiner,Directorate 1.4.03, European Patent Office, Hague
16.00: Visit of the surroundings of Iasi
19.00: Dinner
Tuesday, June 7
9.30 - 12.00
Patenting Biotechnological and Medical Inventions:
Clara Boiangiu, Patent Examiner, Directorate 1.4.05and
Anja Bruma, Patent Examiner, Directorate 1.4.03, European Patent Office, Hague

Discussions related with Patenting activities and requirements
12.00 - 13.00 Networking Lunch

14.00 – 16.00 Visit and discussions at Antibiotice SA, Iasi