MED-QUAD pose les bases d'une interaction efficace entre acteurs de l'innovation dans le bassin méditerranéen

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The Lead Beneficiary (LB) Epimorfotiki Kilkis sm llc (Greece) is going to organise the Kick-off Meeting of the project "MEDiterranean QUadruple helix Approach to Digitalisation" (acronym: MED-QUAD). The Kick-off Meeting will take place on 2nd and 3rd November 2020. The project is funded by the EU under the ENI CBC Med (European Neighborhood Instrument Cross-Border Cooperation "Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme") and aspires to have positive impact at local, regional and national level across the Mediterranean Basin.

Epimorfotiki Kilkis as coordinator of a group of 6 Universities as project partners from 6 Mediterranean countries, has applied a proposal in the Call of the ENI CBC MED program for Strategic Projects, in the thematic subject “Support to education, research, technological development and innovation”. MED-QUAD was among the 24 projects that were approved out of 200 proposals submitted.

The MED-QUAD project aims to "create the conditions for an effective interaction between the three main innovation players - i.e. Higher Education/Research, Government, Firms - and the society".

The kick-off meeting was scheduled to be hosted in Kilkis (GR), however, it will be a “distance meeting” due to the restrictive measures imposed by COVID-19 pandemia. The kick-off meeting will be attended by Epimorfotiki sm LLC working group, as well as by representatives from all project partners/universities:

  • International Hellenic University-IHU (Greece)
  • University of l’Aquila (L’Aquila-Italy)
  • Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport – AASTMT (Alexandria-Egypt)
  • Al-Balqa' Applied University – BAU (Salt-Jordan)
  • Palestine Polytechnic University – PPU (Hebron-Palestine)
  • University of Sousse (Sousse-Tunisia)

Also, the meeting will be attended by representatives of the Municipalities and Regions from the intervention areas, where the foreseen «living labs" will operate on a pilot basis. The "living labs" will carry out research and pilot implementation of innovative solutions in the field of water management and cultural heritage. The kick-off meeting aims to set the basis for the effective implementation of the project by making important decisions for its management and monitoring.

Project Manager of the project is Mr. Panagiotis Amiridis, Director of Epimorfotiki Kilkis sm LLC.
Responsible for communication is Mr. Periklis Kosmidis, , 2341029690).