TYPE OF PROJECT: Pilot Project + Capitalisation Project

INNOVATION MIXES / OPEN NETWORKED PEOPLE

Priority Axis/Objective (or sub theme): Priority Axis 1: Promoting Mediterranean innovation capacities todevelop smart and sustainable growth. Programme specific objective: 1.1 To increase transnational activity ofinnovative clusters and networks of key sectors of the MED area.

The main idea of the project proposal focuses on the use of Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI) procedures supported by the European Union (EU) in order to stimulate the development of innovative technology systems and solutions in the field of energy efficiency and their market uptake. When it comes to innovation, local authorities (LA) were mainly involved in development of the infrastructure required to enable and speed up establishment of various institutions directed to innovation, like incubators, RDI centers etc. with main aim to support innovative companies. LAs were rarely directly involved in targeted RDI activities as they were always perceived as buyers and users of mature products and solutions. The challenge that partners want to face is to study and implement (test) PPI procedures that can be transferred in similar contexts of the MED area. Project will enable the areas involved to procure and implement innovation and boost development of a wide range of innovative products and solutions customized and tailored to their needs. Learning areas will have the opportunity to introduce or catalyze PPI procedures into their public procurement policies enabling faster implementation of local strategies and plans aiming at sustainable development through green growth. At the same time partners and involved clusters will get an opportunity to establish close peer-to-peer cooperation on one side and creation of new networks on the other side.

Budget: 2.697.049 €

Duration: November 1st 2016 – October 31st 2019

Project deliverables: To see Prominent MED  project results click HERE

PARTNERSHIP: ITALY– SPAIN – PORTUGAL – CROATIA – FRANCE

LP – SVILUPPUMBRIA – Regional Agency for the economic development of Umbria – ITALY
PP – RIBERA CONSORTIUM – SPAIN
PP – CIMBAL – Baixo Alentejo Intermunicipal Community – PORTUGAL
PP – IrRADIARE, Science for evolution®, Lda. – PORTUGAL
PP – Municipality of Terni – ITALY
PP – Polytechnic University of Valencia – SPAIN
PP – Regional Energy Agency North – CROATIA
PP – City of Koprivncia – CROATIA
PP – Sophia Antipolis Fondation – FRANCE
AP – Association of Cities in the Republic of Croatia – CROATIA
AP – Koprivnički poduzetnik d.o.o. – CROATIA
AP – CONSELLERIA D'AGRICULTURA, MEDI AMBIENT, CANVI CLIMÀTIC I DESENVOLUPAMENT RURAL – SPAIN
AP – P.U.MA.S. SCARL Umbrian Innovation Cluster on new materials and nanotechnologies – SPAIN
AP – Aeroneo, Industry, Commerce and Aviation Services, Ltd – PORTUGAL
AP – Valencian Cluster of Energy Industries – ITALY
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