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 - Czech Republic: CTU Open Innovation Lab provides entrepreneurship training to young innovators
    - 18-04-2018
    Czech Republic: CTU Open Innovation Lab provides entrepreneurship training to young innovators

    Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU) provides support, business contacts, experience, entrepreneurship training, and premises to students with promising ideas in the DA-SPACE project, Interreg Danube Transnational Programme. CTU Open...

  • DA-SPACE - Ulm: The Open Innovation Lab started with sixty solvers involved
    - 16-04-2018
    Ulm: The Open Innovation Lab started with sixty solvers involved

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  • DA-SPACE - Innovative entrepreneurial training for young talents in Open Innovation Lab of “Dunărea de Jos” University of Galați, ROMANIA
    - 12-04-2018
    Innovative entrepreneurial training for young talents in Open Innovation Lab of “Dunărea de Jos” University of Galați, ROMANIA

    The entrepreneurship training within DA-SPACE project is offered to young talents participating as solver in the Open Innovation Lab. Solvers need to have an entrepreneurial mindset and understand which business opportunities might hide behind a...

  • DA-SPACE - Open Innovation Lab in Novi Sad (Serbia) organized its first training for young talents
    - 04-04-2018

    Following the kick-off event organized in December last year, VOICT OI LAB – Serbia, an Open Innovation Lab established within the EU project ‘Open Innovation for Enhancing Entrepreneurial Skills and Public-Private Partnership in the Danube...

  • DA-SPACE - TUS FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING CREATE LABORATORY FOR OPEN INNOVATION
    - 26-03-2018

    Under the European project "Open Innovation for Enhancing Entrepreneurial Skills and Public-Private Partnership in the Danube Region" (DA-SPACE), the "Laboratory for Open Innovation" started its operation at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering...

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Programme co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI)