St John’s Innovation Centre is delighted to work with four European partners to bring an exciting new opportunity for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) researchers, SMEs and start-ups to help them take their innovations into the world.

The MERLIN Project, an EU funded initiative, was recently launched in Madrid, where project leaders from The Technical University of Cartagena, BluSpecs Innovation, Poznan Science and Technology Park, Civitta Lithuania and St John’s Innovation Centre met to kick off this exciting new programme.

MERLIN offers a range of dynamic workshops and relevant training to guide researchers and businesses on the journey to commercialisation. The programme will equip participants with knowledge, skills and a network to generate market-led business models to unlock potential and accelerate this journey.

MERLIN will be integrated with other European, national projects and financing programmes tailored to the needs of participants and will facilitate a bespoke network infrastructure to maximise success.

The series of workshops will begin in the first quarter of 2018 and run until the end of 2019, for further details and to find your nearest workshop visit www.merlin/

MERLIN is part of the Startup Europe ( and Innovation Radar (, both supported by the European Commission.
St John’s Innovation Centre will be delivering this programme to participants based across the UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg.