Calls for proposals :: "Cross border services, investment readiness & legal advice for ICT SMEs, start-ups & entrepreneurs"
Promotion of Law incubators in FP7 Call 10 Objective ICT-2013.11.5
Deadline: 15 January 2013
(11/10/2012) Sub-objective "c" aims at developing bridges between ICT SME, start ups, young entrepreneurs, and law students through the setting up of "law incubators".
A "law incubator" functions as a pro-bono legal clinic where law students are challenged to give legal advice (under the supervision of their Professors) to companies and start-ups having to deal with the complexity of legal issues related to information and communication technologies. The law incubators are by no means substituting the legal expertise of a dedicated legal consultancy made by professional lawyers. They rather aim at building the ecosystem for potential and emerging European tech companies by:
• providing tech start-ups with legal support to start them off as viable and job-creating businesses;
• providing practical training to the next generation of lawyers to address the broad and evolving needs of tech ventures.
The applying consortia are ideally composed by a group of Universities in Europe plus some entities with direct access to start-ups, tech entrepreneurs, spin-offs of universities and research centres, European funded R&D projects, etc. (this list being neither exhaustive nor mandatory).
See also: Click here for the text of the work programme (Objective 11.5, "c" is at page 112)