Presentation of the exchange:
Throughout these 6 months I was able to participate in a wide range of activities such as product development of a potentially disruptive solution in the Solar-Thermal field, assisting Horizon2020 calls for Solarus and help managing the team.
Back in May, I had the unique opportunity to represent Solarus in the China-Sweden Green Technology and Industrial Innovation Conference in Changshu, China. After the conference, I was mainly involved in assisting with prototyping and testing of the innovative Solarus’ solutions and supported financing applications such as the SME Instrument. Furthermore, I helped the HE in crucial tasks such as team management, representation and accounting.
Profile of the entrepreneurs:
João Costeira, 6 months, STEM education/R&D, develop a wide ranging of necessary skills to properly manage a business in an increasingly competitive era
João Gomes, Solar-Thermal Energy/ R&D, Gävle, Sweden, bring young spirit to Solarus and help João develop his own company.
Quote of the NE
“This novel and unique experience brought benefits beyond expected. Being able to work in a multicultural environment and learn from a wide range of different people allowed me to develop myself as an entrepreneur and as a person”
Quote of the HE
“It was very nice to have João Costeira over. He brought young spirit and a lot of energy to the company”
New and experienced entrepreneurs shall apply for the programme via the web page www.erasmus-entrepreneurs.eu
For further information about the programme:
Ms. Susanne Marklund, European Minds
This article was funded by the European Union’s COSME Programme (2014-2020).
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