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 - Transferability activities of “Dunărea de Jos” University of Galați in Republic of Moldova and Ukraine
    - 18-09-2018
    Transferability activities of “Dunărea de Jos” University of Galați in Republic of Moldova and Ukraine

    “Dunărea de Jos” University of Galați is the only cross-border university in România, with several branches in Republic of Moldova, Ukraine, but also in Italy. A few colleagues from these university branches joined UDJG DA-SPACE project...

  • DA-SPACE - Future plans of Local Demo Day Winning Team
    - 18-09-2018
    Future plans of Local Demo Day Winning Team

    After winning the local demo day the team of young talents, who developed a multi material, self-calibrating 3D printer will make an attempt to go further and use its innovation potential to form a start-up company, working in the field of...

  • DA-SPACE - Bulgarian National Television (BNT) Interview
    - 18-09-2018
    Bulgarian National Television (BNT) Interview

    On the 31.08.2018 the Bulgarian National Television shot a 30-minute movie about TU-Sofia with emphasis on innovations. The lab manager Vladislav Ivanov was interviewed and given the opportunity to speak about the Open Innovation Lab which...

  • DA-SPACE - PROJECT PARTNERS FROM SERBIA, UNIVERSITY OF NOVI SAD AND VOJVODINA ICT CLUSTER, BUILDING THE FRAMEWORK FOR 2nd EDITION OF THE OIL
    - 04-09-2018
    PROJECT PARTNERS FROM SERBIA, UNIVERSITY OF NOVI SAD AND VOJVODINA ICT CLUSTER, BUILDING THE FRAMEWORK FOR 2nd EDITION OF THE OIL

    VOICT OI LAB – Serbia is one of 7 open innovation labs established in the region within the Interreg Danube Transnational Programme project DA-SPACE (Open Innovation to Raise Entrepreneurship Skills and Public Private Partnership). After...

  • DA-SPACE - Successful completion of the first pilot phase
    - 31-08-2018
    Successful completion of the first pilot phase

    Open Innovation: Being open to the knowledge and ideas of others, creating knowledge together and sharing knowledge with others - these are the central principles of Open Innovation. The large companies have recognized and are successfully...

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