MARCH 21, 2014:

Building the European Smart Valley for SMEs: from research to private investment - COWIN success and best practices to make it happen

COWIN, a European Commission Coordination and Support action, aiming supporting commercial exploitation of EU collaborative research projects organized a Reception and a Breakfast debate, in cooperation with Knowledge4Innovation, in the European Parliament on 17-18 March 2014.Ms Madurell, MEP, stressed that „the importance of COWIN lays in providing research institutions and partners with support to reach maturity for further investment. It offers interesting companies the access to exploit collaborative research results to the market. I hope that COWIN continues to work under Horizon 2020, because we need more than ever initiatives, which will help to leave behind the valley of the death of our innovation chain “. Mr Roberto Zafalon, ST Microelectronics argued that „the business model, provided and pushed through by COWIN represents one major step concerning the transfer from pilot lines to the market, resulting in wellness, revenues and recovery“ ... → To read the complete story, please click: COWIN success & best practices.

MARCH, 14, 2014

COWIN has generated more than 15 million euro direct early stage investment opportunities...

Discover COWIN‘s success in Brussels, on 17-18 March 2014. During the last three years, this Coordination and Support Action has generated more than 15 million euro direct early stage investment opportunities, engaged more than 1200 industrials and attracted more than 60 VCs to consider investing in early stage ICT start-ups. According to Luis Boada, Excelera, COWIN excels at providing start-ups with access to leading European companies. It is a unique and great opportunity offered to young companies ... More.


 From technologies to industrial value ...Yole Finance activities March 2014 Gris  Noir

Yole Finance is the Corporate Finance & Strategy Advisory unit of the Yole Group. It was officially established in 2008 to assist existing Yole Group's clients with a wide range of financial services in our specific areas of expertise.

Yole Finance is advising customers to:

  • Capture core business value of emerging technologies
  • Adjust their corporate finance requirements to their growth
  • Optimize their technology and corporate assets against market changes

Typically, our services are used in the context of:

  • Generating value for innovation
  • Developing and Implementing Expansion strategies

Yole Finance added-value March 2014 Gris  Noir

Yole Finance is mainly focused on corporate finance and M&A activities within Yole Développement’s scope of excellence, thereby leveraging our unique positioning as the world’s leading provider of strategic, technology and market research services in the fields of MEMS, and sensors, semiconductor equipment and materials, compound semiconductor, LED, RF, microfluidics, power electronics, photovoltaic and advanced packaging, as well as applications of MEMS to biotechnology and medical devices.

We specialize in early stage capital fundraising process, M&A (buy or sell side) and due diligences for institutional and private investors, in Asia, Europe and North America.

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logo yole tpetitFounded in 1998, Yole Développement has grown to become a group of companies providing marketing, technology and strategy consulting, media in addition to corporate finance services. With a strong focus on emerging applications using silicon and/or micro manufacturing, Yole Développement group has expanded to include more than 50 associates worldwide covering MEMS, Compound Semiconductors, LED, Image Sensors, Optoelectronics, Microfluidics & Medical, Photovoltaics, Advanced Packaging, Manufacturing, Nanomaterials and Power Electronics. The group supports industrial. companies, investors and R&D organizations worldwide to help them understand markets and follow technology trends to develop their business. Contact: Sandrine Leroy, PR & Corporate Communication Manager ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )