The project I-Know – Interregional Key Networking for Open Innovation empowerment aims at supporting the creation of innovative start-ups and strengthening SME competitiveness by trying to access international markets in the sectors “quality of life and citizens health” and “environment”.
The partnership aims at establishing a permanent service hub to encourage the creation and strengthening of businesses and help them achieve faster access to markets and boost their competitiveness.
The platform ‘Open Service Innovation Lab’ will become a promotion and acceleration tool for businesses by offering financing and investment opportunities, organising initiatives, and connecting them to open networks to ensure the sustainability of circular and integrated knowledge.
The services will be provided to the different beneficiaries (SMEs, start-ups, entrepreneurs, students, and innovation actors) with an Open Innovation approach. Targeted seminars will cover such areas as Business Planning, Pitching, Social Innovation, Circular Economy, and actions of Competition, Mentorship, Incubation and Open Innovation Working-Lab, Hackathon, Networking, and Business Matchmaking with investors will be organised.