DA-SPACE Open Innovation to Raise Entrepreneurship Skills and Public Private Partnership in Danube Region

The Danube region is still very fragmented and presents great disparities in prosperity, jobs opportunities and innovation capacities.                     DA-SPACE addresses these challenges by piloting a model of open innovation lab in which companies, public authorities, universities and the civil society can create fundaments for innovation together with young talents.

The DA-SPACE labs promote a cross-disciplinary and transnational cooperation among different stakeholders able to generate new solutions and nurture the entrepreneurial skills of all the actors involved. The project will pilot 7 open innovation labs in 7 regions: here seekers (public authorities, universities, companies, young talents) will define a challenge that will be addressed by solvers (young talents) on a transnational level. Through co-creation methods, young talents will develop new solutions and business ideas within the lab and they will furthermore benefit from an entrepreneurship training. The exchange among these actors in the DA-SPACE labs will profit both sides:
• young talents will work on real business cases and will be able to test and prototype their ideas in a safe environment, acquiring entrepreneurial skills;
• seekers (e.g. small and medium-sized enterprises, public authorities etc.) will test co-creation and open innovation methods and will benefit from the exchange with young innovators. Besides, their employees – involved as mentors in the lab - will improve their business competences responding to market requirements and developing skills for future job needs.
The results from the pilots will serve to define a transnational strategy to boost innovation and entrepreneurship in the Danube region that will be declined in regional actions plan. All knowledge acquired in DA-SPACE will be transferred to up to 4 further Danube regions through transferability workshops. The consortium will also define a sustainability strategy to finance the lab after the end of funding, taking into consideration public-private-partnership, sponsorship or national/European funds.

Open Innovation to Raise Entrepreneurship Skills and Public Private Partnership in Danube Region
Start date
01-01-2017
End date
30-06-2019
Budget in Euro
Overall: 1787166,5
ERDF Contribution: 1342128,75
IPA Contribution: 176962,77
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 1
Priority
Innovative and socially responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Increase competences for business and social innovation

Library

Filename Date of upload
Train-the-Trainer Workshop_Part1 23-02-2018 13:13:49
Train-the-Trainer Workshop_Part2 23-02-2018 13:14:55
Guidelines: The Open Innovation Lab 13-02-2018 00:27:56
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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
City of Ulm Lead partner s.richter@ulm.de Germany
bwcon ERDF partner grillea@bwcon.de Germany
Association for Promoting Electronic Technology - Electronic Innovation Cluster ERDF partner bogdan.mihailescu@apte.org.ro Romania
"Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati ERDF partner florin.popescu@ugal.ro Romania
Institute of Management, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava ERDF partner marian.zajko@stuba.sk Slovakia
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Project News

  • DA-SPACE - SAVE THE DATE DA-SPACE Final Conference
    - 05-04-2019
    SAVE THE DATE DA-SPACE Final Conference

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  • DA-SPACE - TRANSFERABILITY WORKSHOPS IN REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA AND UKRAINE
    - 11-03-2019
    TRANSFERABILITY WORKSHOPS IN REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA AND UKRAINE

    To make sure that the results of DA-SPACE project will be used also outside the DA-SPACE partners’ regions, the consortium developed a transferability concept to allow a smooth transfer of knowledge towards interested third parties. The...

  • DA-SPACE - Activities within the 2nd cycle of DA-SPACE Open Innovation Lab (OIL) in Novi Sad (Serbia)
    - 10-03-2019
    Activities within the 2nd cycle of DA-SPACE Open Innovation Lab (OIL) in Novi Sad (Serbia)

    A call for expression of interest was launched on October 18th and a second cycle of the VOICT OIL started after the kick-off event organized on November 14th, within the premises of ‘Business Incubator Novi Sad’ in the European Youth Capital...

  • DA-SPACE - Meetings, trainings and team work within the second cycle of Croatian Open Innovation Lab
    - 27-01-2019
    Meetings, trainings and team work within the second cycle of Croatian Open Innovation Lab

    The Croatian Open Innovation Lab's activities are in a full swing. After the kick-off meeting held in December, the regular meetings of the solvers and seekers have continued during December and January. On the 16th of January the first Review...

  • DA-SPACE - THE DA-SPACE STAFF EXCHANGE BETWEEN BULGARIAN TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOFIA (TUS OI LAB) AND CROATIAN JURAJ DOBRILA UNIVERSITY OF PULA (UNIPU OI LAB)
    - 24-01-2019
    THE DA-SPACE STAFF EXCHANGE BETWEEN BULGARIAN TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOFIA (TUS OI LAB) AND CROATIAN JURAJ DOBRILA UNIVERSITY OF PULA (UNIPU OI LAB)

    The lecture took place on 18 January 2019 on which Sanja Radolović from the JDUP presented the topic “Project Management” to the members of the TUS solver teams at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. The overall objectives of...

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