Public institutions purchase goods and services through public procurement. They can use a tool for implementing modern technologies and procedures - in that case, we are talking about Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI).
Project Lead Partner, Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI) and local project partner Charles University (CUNI), organized the Excellence-in-ReSTI final event and award ceremony held at the Charles University in Prague in the afternoon of 1st July 2019.
CLC Study visit for EIT Health InnoStars currently takes places in Oxford. From 26th to 28th June, OXENTIA hosts a study visit to provide an introduction to Oxford's innovation ecosystem which is renowned for being both forward-looking and for the support that it has provided to innovators from a diversity of backgrounds.
NewGenerationSkills Project was supporting interesting ideas and projects. The best participants in the training program were given the opportunity to present their ideas at the final project meeting in Budapest. They competed with the rest of the teams from the participating countries.
Central Transdanubian Regional Innovation Agency (CTRIA – Lead Partner of the project) in cooperation with project partner - Somogy County Government organized the 3rd PPI2Innovate Days within the PPI2Innovate Interreg Central Europe programme on Tuesday 14th of May, 2019.
On Wednesday, May 22, was organized in European House, Prague, very first Advisory group of InnoSchool project meeting. InnoSchool tackles the need for system change to support weak entrepreneurial culture and low engagement to social innovation and entrepreneurship. The main goals of the meeting were introducing the current state of InnoSchool Learning System (ILS) and getting valuable feedback.
Thursday evening, May 9th 2019 in HubHub, Prague, was dedicated to final pitches of digital startups with impactful innovation. Seven international startups have been preparing during DEXIC Accelerator for this evening pitching event for investors. The whole event was professionally moderated by Mark Downey.
Educational programme NewGenerationSkills (NGS) develops both the digital and entrepreneurial skills of young people and supports them in creating its own digital projects. DEXIC µFabLab provides the equipment which helps to realize these projects.
During the weekend on March 17th-18th, 2nd round of the selection process to DEXIC Accelerator took place in Liberec. 16 excellent startups from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Sweden and others have attended the weekend-long BootCamp. Startups have spent the weekend with us and the mentors and together went through their Business Model Canvases. Seven startups got the final invitation to DEXIC Accelerator 2019!
On March 11th, we have organized the event "Procuring the Innovation" and hosted more than 40 participants including representatives of public procurers, corporations and startups as well. During the event, inspirational speakers from Ceska sporitelna, CzechInvest, EIT Health and DEX Innovation Centre shared their experience about cooperation with startups. On the spot were also 5 promising startups who presented their innovative solutions.