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Co-designing and piloting demand-driven mechanisms, skill-sets and measures for stimulating and facilitating open innovation across European innovation systems

Objective

INVITE envisages a well-connected European Open Innovation (OI) ecosystem, in which knowledge meaningfully flows across borders and is translated into marketable innovations, bringing increased socio-economic benefits to EU citizens. To this end, INVITE applies a multi-stakeholder approach to co-design, pilot and demonstrate in diverse real-life settings demand-driven mechanisms, skill-sets and measures in order to facilitate OI. An innovation voucher scheme will stimulate interactions between the demand and the supply of knowledge via an unconventional yet highly flexible way, namely virtual human capital mobility. At the same time, a highly interactive and flexible e-learning intervention will empower EU businesses with the skill-sets to tap into EU’s knowledge-base and turn it into value, while a public-private co-investment scheme will leverage small amounts of public funds to increase participation of private investors in open and collaborative models of innovation. All pilots will integrate OI support services that will appropriately scale to the needs and capabilities of each case and will be facilitated through open ICT tools. Along the process a participatory co-evaluation framework will keep track of the pilots’ performance and fuel iterative, user-driven refinements to generate results ready for scale up and replication. Dedicated business planning exercises in line with a tailored IPR strategy will pave the way for the launch of a pan-European service platform we dub as Open Innovation Lab, to the market, synergising with existing OI platforms and service offers to co-create value for the European OI ecosystem. To this end, INVITE brings together a complementary and multi-disciplinary consortium, comprised of key players within the OI market including leading platform and service providers, international and regional support networks, ICT solution providers as well as private investor networks and pioneering in OI regional development agencies.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/ecosystems
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

H2020-SC6-CO-CREATION-2016-3
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

Q-PLAN INTERNATIONAL ADVISORS PC
Address
11 El Venizelou Str
551 33 Kalamaria, Thessaloniki
Greece
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 354 593,75

Participants (8)

STEINBEIS INNOVATION GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 344 062,50
Address
Willi Bleicher Strasse 19
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPE UNLIMITED S.A.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 206 062,50
Address
Place Flagey 7
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RTC NORTH LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 355 937,50
Address
Loftus House Colima Avenue Sunderland Enterprise Park
SR5 3XD Sunderland
Activity type
Other
NINESIGMA EUROPE BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 203 691,25
Address
Koning Leopold I Straat 3
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTRASOFT INTERNATIONAL SA
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 247 843,75
Address
Rue Nicolas Bove 2B
1253 Luxembourg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 243 312,50
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
WIRTSCHAFTSFORDERUNG REGION STUTTGART GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 273 187,50
Address
Friedrichstrasse 10
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Other
THE DURHAM, GATESHEAD, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NORTH TYNESIDE, NORTHUMBERLAND, SOUTH TYNESIDE AND SUNDERLAND COMBINED AUTHORITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 271 250
Address
Quadrant, The Silverlink North, Cobalt Business Park
NE27 0BY North Tyneside
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)