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 - UDJG OI LAB – LAUNCH OF THE CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR SOLVERS, SECOND EDITION, AT GALAȚI, ROMANIA
    - 23-11-2018
    UDJG OI LAB – LAUNCH OF THE CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR SOLVERS, SECOND EDITION, AT GALAȚI, ROMANIA

    The Open Innovation Lab of “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati organized the event for the Launch and promotion of the call for expression of interest for solvers, the second edition, on November 05, 2018. The event was attended by...

  • DA-SPACE - 4-TH PROJECT MEETING
    - 07-11-2018
    4-TH PROJECT MEETING

    All of the DA-SPACE project partners from the Danube region took part in the Fourth project meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria. The meeting took place on October 16÷17 at the Library and Information Center (LIC) at the Technical University of Sofia. The...

  • DA-SPACE - Project teams of Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, the Department for Economy of the Region of Istria and the City of Ulm participated in the 7th EUSDR Annual Forum
    - 31-10-2018
    Project teams of Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, the Department for Economy of the Region of Istria and the City of Ulm participated in the 7th EUSDR Annual Forum

    The 7th EUSDR Annual Forum, organized by the European Commission along with the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works of Bulgaria in cooperation with the Danube Transnational Programme, was held on the 18th and 19th of October in...

  • DA-SPACE - Open Innovation Lab in Croatia presented their second cycle and call for expression of interest which will be launched in November
    - 29-10-2018
    Open Innovation Lab in Croatia presented their second cycle and call for expression of interest which will be launched in November

    Introduction of the event: Juraj Dobrila University of Pula and The Region of Istria held an event to promote Open Innovation Lab’s second cycle and future activities, which also served as an announcement of the call for expression of...

  • DA-SPACE - Innovation and teamwork
    - 26-10-2018
    Innovation and teamwork

    Most people get innovation work wrong. They equal innovation with great idea, the Archimedes in the bath tub, Newton under the apple tree or Steven Jobs, having breakthrough ideas that his employees will execute – this famous Eureka moment. The...

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