SME4SMARTCITIES highlighted by TESIM as a flagship project in the field of Open Innovation
TESIM, a technical assistance project to support the implementation and management of ENI CBC programs, highlights SME4SMARTCITIES as a flagship project of Open Innovation in its entrepreneurship and innovation project portfolio.
Open innovation refers to integrated approaches associating at least 3 of the following aspects:
-triple helix (clustering and networking, collaborative approaches)
-open innovation (living labs)
“Innovation is tackled in various ways by ENI CBC programmes. The first stream is to interconnect different groups to stimulate new ideas and businesses, such as the SME4SMARTCITIES project does within the Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme, by allying local authorities and SMEs to develop smart services and technologies in a co-design approach. On one hand, the project will help cities to be the front-runners of innovation, in particular through the use of Public Procurement of Innovative solutions. On the other, the project will support SMEs in order to guarantee that their products and services meet the expectations and needs of smart cities."
TESIM (Technical Support to the Implmentation and Management of ENI CBC programmes) is a technical assistance project which provides support and guidance to the 15 ENI CBC programmes. It is financed by the European Commission, and managed by DG REGIO - Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy, acting as Contracting Authority. Learn more: https://tesim-enicbc.eu/.
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