Forum 4i

Contact person 
Webb Elizabeth
Institution 
City of Grenoble
E-mail 
elizabeth.webb@ville-grenoble.fr
Country 
France
Do you want to share an instrument/policy or a knowledge Transfer practice? 
Knowledge Transfer Practice
What are the following keywords/priorities which better fit the instrument/policy?  
No information provided
Identify the Knowledge Transfer area to which the practice belong 
Spin-off creation & Entrepreneurship
Indicate the country from which the practice is 
France
What is the title/name of the instrument/policy? 
No information provided
What is the title/name of the practice? 
Forum 4i
Indicate the target group/beneficiaries of the practice 
Higher educations institutions research units/centres
New technology based firms/new knowledge intensive service firms
What is the aim/objective? 
Raise funding for start ups Valorize public research
Give an overview of the practice 
The 4i® Forum is based on three major axis : • Technology showcase : The 4i® Forum technology showcase unveils the very latest technological innovations developed in Rhone‐Alps research laboratories. It reflects the vitality of the research and its presence in innovative growth areas. A dozen projects, selected around the theme of smart mobility, have been presented. • Round table : The round table is the dedicated time for exchanging views and experiences on smart mobility innovations and practices between local, national and European experts. Round table theme was "Smart mobility, use and innovations". • 4i® Venture : The 4i® Venture facilitates organized meetings between innovative companies and investors. This forum is not bound to pursue the "Mobility" theme, which is specific to the technology showcase and the round table. It is an opportunity for innovative Alpine Arc companies to present their innovations in all the various fields (ICT, Cleantech, Life Sciences). This year the selecting group was gathering high level experts from 11 countries, who selected 35 projects out of 250 proposals. The "Jean Michel Lamure 4i® Trophy" awarded the company that submited the most innovative project: the Swiss company Abionic won the Trophy this year for its very innovative system to detect allergies.
What is the date of creation of this practice? 
Wednesday, May 20, 1998
Is the practice still active? 
Active
What is the approximate budget needed for implementing this practice? 
170 000.00€
What kind of resources is needed for implementing the practice? 
The Forum is organized with the support of the local and national government. For the capital forum venture capitalist and business angels are invited to meet the project leaders.
Is this practice linked to an instrument/policy? 
No