CIAOTECH (PNO), the Italian branch of PNO Group, represents Europe’s largest independent public funding and innovation consultancy with 30 years of hands-on expertise with more than 500 funding programmes in most EU countries, annually raising approximately 1 Billion Euro for its clients. PNO’s “Innovation Management” services deliver high quality support to large sized companies, SMEs, Universities, Research Institutes, Associations and clusters in the full cycle of the innovation process including analysis, definition and innovation processes planning building innovation networks, partnerships and projects and managing projects and driving innovation. PNO has a unique positioning in defining and managing innovation ecosystems, while providing scouting, intelligence and business acceleration services, taking particular care of exploitation and IPR aspects. In INNOMEM, PNO will manage the Open Calls and support the SEP definition in terms of market analysis and consolidation of a suitable business model. Furthermore, it will lead the project exploitation and support the coordinator in the day-to-day project administration and compliance.