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Efthymios Altsitsiadis; Maria Toptsidou; Kostas Bougiouklis
Health-2-Market was a 3-year long Coordination and Support Action, funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration (Grant Agreement No 305532). H2M aimed at providing training and individual support to Health / Life Sciences researchers in the process of translating their research results into successful new business ideas.
With a view to properly adapting the training offer of the project to the needs of Health / Life Sciences researchers in terms of entrepreneurship and business skill development a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) was conducted. In this context, H2M launched an online survey targeted at Health / Life Sciences researchers who have been involved in EU health projects. In particular, the objectives of the survey were:
The survey was dispatched to a database composed of 7,991 unique contacts of participants in previous health projects, accessed through the Directorate General for Health and Food Safety of the European Commission. The initial aim of at least 50 complete responses was overwhelmingly surpassed: 637 respondents completed the survey in full.
The “H2M survey questionnaire for the identification of commercialisation training needs of Health Researchers” document contains the questionnaire that was utilised in the frame of the survey.