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 - DEMO DAY of 1st CYCLE OF THE OPEN INNOVATION LABORATORY
    - 11-06-2018
    DEMO DAY of  1st CYCLE OF THE OPEN INNOVATION LABORATORY

    VOICT OI Lab Novi Sad and University of Novi Sad have organized Demo Day of 1st Cycle of Open Innovations in the scope of activities of DA-SPACE project On Thursday, 31st of May, starting at 6 p.m. at the premises of VOICT OI Lab Novi Sad,...

  • DA-SPACE - Lab activities in the TESTFELD
    - 05-06-2018
    Lab activities in the TESTFELD

    The first lab phase is nearing its end. On 13.06.2018 the Demo Day will take place in the City Hall of Ulm, Germany. The solvers will then present their ideas and experiences from the open innovation process in their groups. A selected jury...

  • DA-SPACE - Local Demo Day at University of Galați, Romania
    - 30-05-2018
    Local Demo Day at University of Galați, Romania

    On May 24th the Open Innovation Lab from “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati (UDJG OI Lab) gathered 30 young talents together at the Faculty of Engineering (room D12) for the local Demo Day – the final event of the first cycle of the...

  • DA-SPACE - STAFF EXCHANGE BETWEEN SERBIAN AND BULGARIAN PARTNERS
    - 22-05-2018
    STAFF EXCHANGE BETWEEN SERBIAN AND BULGARIAN PARTNERS

    A representative VOICT OI LAB – Serbia from Novi Sad, Professor Vojin Senk, participated in the Local Demo Day for DA-SPACE Open Innovation Lab at Technical University of Sofia on 15th May 2018 and had a lecture on open innovation and innovation...

  • DA-SPACE - LOCAL DEMO DAY TUS OI LAB - SOFIA, BULGARIA
    - 22-05-2018
    LOCAL DEMO DAY TUS OI LAB - SOFIA, BULGARIA

    The Local Demo Day for DA-SPACE Open Innovation Lab at TU-Sofia was held on the 15-th of May 2018. The event joined together lab managers, current and future seekers and solvers and guests, including the Innovation Program Managers of the project...

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