|Name of activity/title
|Smart Thursday- series of seminars/webinars bringing together enterprises and scientist for R&D collaboration
|Domain 2: Strengthening partnerships
– New collaborations
– Exchange of good practices
|Goal of activity/short summary
|Seminars/webinars organized by Estonian R&D network Adapter that includes all universities and other R&D organizations with the aim to facilitate access to R&D services. Smart Thursday seminar combines presentations from enterprises and industry on their product development, presentations from the university side and support structures on financing options.
|Type of stakeholders involved
|Enterprises, universities, R&D institution, research support organizations.
|Description how conducted
|Smart Thursday seminars/webinars are planned and organized by the different parties throughout the year and organization, information dissemination on the event etc. is supported by the R&D network Adapter.
|Resources required (if relevant)
|Facilities for a physical event or a virtual seminar.
|Lessons learned/success factors
|Successful implementation requires active communication with industry and universities to raise interests, information dissemination through variety of networks on the event taking place.
|Time period (if relevant)
|Link (if relevant)
|Partner who submitted the practice
|Estonian University of Life Sciences
|Product development, R&D services, innovation networks, industry partnerships.