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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.

Coordinator

Q-PLAN INTERNATIONAL ADVISORS PC

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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)

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STEINBEIS INNOVATION GGMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 344 062,50

EUROPE UNLIMITED S.A.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 206 062,50

RTC NORTH LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 355 937,50

NINESIGMA EUROPE BVBA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 203 691,25

INTRASOFT INTERNATIONAL SA

Luxembourg

EU Contribution

€ 247 843,75

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 243 312,50

WIRTSCHAFTSFORDERUNG REGION STUTTGART GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 273 187,50

THE DURHAM, GATESHEAD, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NORTH TYNESIDE, NORTHUMBERLAND, SOUTH TYNESIDE AND SUNDERLAND COMBINED AUTHORITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 271 250

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 763651

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2017

  • End date

    31 August 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.6.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 933 737,50

  • EU contribution

    € 2 499 941,25

Coordinated by:

Q-PLAN INTERNATIONAL ADVISORS PC

Greece