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Interreg Central Europe approved both projects written by DEX IC!

23.01.2019

Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE approved in total 44 new projects from the third call for proposals. About €77 million will be distributed from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and will support transnational project partnerships. DEX Innovation Centre is the author of two - CE-Connector and HoCare2.0! 

We are proud! Both projects written by DEX IC were approved.

DEX IC is the author and the lead partner in the project CE-Connector. The project targets start-ups, as they are key drivers of innovation. Unfortunately, there is still a financial gap between 3Fs (Friends, Family Founders) and VC (Venture Capital). This gap is usually from 75.000 € to 1.000.000 € for single investment to the start-up. Good practice (i.e. from U.K.) shows, that one of the best responses is the establishment of a public-private co-investment scheme, where Providers of public leverage invest together with the groups of Business Angles to Start-ups. Such schemes are called Angel Co-Investment funds (ACIFs).

Thus, CE-Connector aims to change it by raising numbers of Business Angels and their investment competencies, building sustainable linkages among them, their linkages with Providers of public leverage, Industry and also among the ecosystems of participating territories. 

In project HoCare2.0, DEX IC is the author.  Based on EC sources, there will be one in three Europeans over 65 by 2060, which makes the “Silver Economy” one of the quickest growing economic domains. A huge portion of Silver Economy is represented by Home care solutions. They are mostly ICT based, so the acceptance by elderly care recipients is challenging. Therefore their involvement in the design process is crucial for success.

The main objective of HoCare2.0 is to foster the delivery and deployment of highly innovative solutions for social and health home care thanks to co-creation approaches. The aim is to deliver SYSTEMATIC CHANGE in the territorial innovation ecosystems and shift them towards Open Innovation 2.0. 

A short summary of all approved project is available under this link: https://www.interreg-central.eu/Content.Node/news/Third-call-projects-selected.html