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Seminar in topic „Financing of innovation through PPI“ took place in Prague

DEX Innovation Centre and Technology Centre AV CR organized seminar in topic “Financing of innovation through PPI” in the framework of the project PPI2Innovate. Seminar took place in premises of Technology Centre AV CR on Wednesday 19th of April. Participants were representatives of public procurers and another stakeholders.

PPI2Innovate project is focused on project procurers at all levels of public administration in Central Europe, with the aim to build regional PPI capacity, change attitude related to PPI and to strengthen links between stakeholders in regional innovation systems and thereby increase using of PPI in Central Europe.

Ministry of Industry and Trade joined DEX Innovation Centre at the 2nd International Thematic workshop of HoCare

The second HoCare International Thematic workshop, part of the European project “HoCare” which deals with the issue of ageing population and aims to boost generation of new innovative solutions for home care,​​ was organized in Budapest on 27th and 28th March 2017 by the National Healthcare Service Center from Hungary. The workshop offered many opportunities to exchange experiences and good practices in the field of generation of innovative solutions for home care. The focus of the second workshop was on generation of innovation through the public driven innovation approach. For the Czech Republic, DEX Innovation Centre has been joined by a representative of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Mr. Robert Wenzel, to present and discuss regional situations and good practices in this field from the Czech Republic and gather and discuss good practices from other countries.

Watch the video from the workshop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKqniayPXfE 

Watch the video about the project and from the 1st workshop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9liHOTH6CA 

Read more about the project.

HoCare project (PGI01388) is carried out under the Interreg Europe programme financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

Webinars on Public Procurement of Innovative solutions and innovative financing for energy efficiency investments

We would like to invite you to webinars on Wednesday 22nd March 2017 from 13:30. Webinars are organized by EASME. Project Advisers will be presenting the funding opportunities and will answer to your questions.

More info about webinars and the registration link you can find here.

 

PPI2Innovate - Invitation to the event "Financing of innovations through PPI"

Public procurement of innovative solutions (PPI) is a powerful tool to boost innovation. The public sector demands innovative solutions that are not yet available or not at large scale on the market and thus forces providers to innovate. PPI2Innovate targets directly public procurers on all administrative levels in central Europe with the aim to build regional capacities in PPI, to change attitude towards PPI, to strengthen linkages among relevant stakeholders in regional innovation systems and to finally boost usage of PPI. The project will achieve this change by delivering innovative outputs such as 3 thematic PPI2Innovate tools for smart health, energy and ICT fully customized to 6 national institutional frameworks and translated.

For more info please visit project website.

 

Czech overall situation in home care R&I and good practice projects presented on international workshop

Europe’s population is growing older, leading us into many societal challenges which those changes are bringing. In the future there will be higher absolute numbers of elderly people, a larger share of elderly and longer healthy life expectancies. International Thematic Workshop on home care R&I organized on 27th January 2017 in Funchal (Madeira) offered many opportunities to exchange experiences and good practices from the field of innovative solutions for home care. More than 100 participantsattended the event which was organized by Business Development Institute of the Autonomous Region of Madeira (IDERAM).

The workshop was part of European project “HoCare” which deals with the issues of ageing population and focuses on boosting creation of innovative solutions for home care through quadruple-helix cooperation. Partners from Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Romania, Lithuania, Hungary, and the Czech Republic attended the event bringing with them also the relevant stakeholders from the field of home care. Current situations regarding home care research and innovation support and good practices from participating countries were presented at the workshop. 3 interactive working groups enabled discussions on possibilities for transferability of good practise projects or management / strategic focus of Operational programmes. The focus was especially on generation of innovation in home care by addressing unmet needs identified by formal and informal providers of health care.

Project Accelerator is the perfect stepping stone for start-ups and beginning businesses

New project Accelerator of which DEX IC became a partner has just started. If you are a Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) who needs a capital and has no or lack of skills to get it, if you are business support organization, stakeholder, investor or other financing institution, it is targeted right at you.

The second ‘Startup Europe Week’ is a success

The second Startup Europe Week (6th- 10th February) is over, having had the participation of +280 co-organisers spread across 40+ countries. DEX Innovation Centre was SEW17 co-organiser and held our own event in Liberec, Czech Republic for the initiative last week.

Startup Europe Week 2017

On 6th February 2017, a second edition of the event „Startup Europe Week“ took place in Liberec. Liberec, as well as Prague and Brno, became one of three Czech cities which was given the opportunity to organize this European initiative for start-up businesses. This event was held in the same week in more than 220 cities from 40 European countries.

Startup Europe Week Liberec 2017

The 2nd edition Startup Europe Week Liberec 2017 that will take place on 6th of February in Krajská vědecká knihovna in Liberec. Startup Europe Week has been created to include all the European regions in a startup focused program.

A prototype of the SMART4MD application for patients with mild dementia and the ethical approval of its trial in the Czech Republic

November and December 2016 signalled 2 significant steps for DEX Innovation Centre in the development of the SMART4MD application for patients with mild dementia – a test of the developed clickable prototype among target groups and the ethical approval of trial of the application on real patients and carers.

Society – ICT – Economy – Industry 4.0 conference in Hungary

On Monday, 21th of November 2016 an international conference called  „Society – ICT – Economy – Industry 4.0”, focused on digitalisation and its effect on the economy and society took place in Budapest, Hungary.

Industry 4.0 describes the organisation of production processes based on technology and devices autonomously communicating with each other along the value chain: a model of the ‘smart’ factory of the future where computer-driven systems monitor physical processes, create a virtual copy of the physical world and make decentralised decisions based on self-organisation mechanisms.

16 partners from business, research, public and health-social care provider sector discussed the topic of new innovations in the area of home care

Evropský dům in Prague hosted the first meeting of the members of the Czech regional multi-stakeholder group of the project HoCare on 02.12.2016. The representatives of business, research, public and health/social (services providers) sphere got together in one place, in order to discuss the current issues and obstacles in the field of development of innovations in home care area.

The meeting was organised by DEX Innovation Centre within the project HoCare, which aims to boost creation of new innovative solutions in the area of home care by strengthening cooperation of actors in regional innovation chains with the use of the approach based on quadruple-helix model.

PPI2Innovate Tools are under development

In the framework of the project PPI2Innovate, 3 general thematic PPI2Innovate Tools for SMART Health, SMART Energy and SMART ICT are going to be developed.

Currently there already exist different Toolkits developed on the EU level, however they are rather general as they don’t reflect the national specifics. PPI2Innovate is going to build on existing knowledge and deliver translated and completely customized thematic Tools into 6 national institutional frameworks. The Tools are going to be available in Hungarian, Czech, Polish, Italian, Slovenian and Croatian languages, while each of them is going to consider national legal frameworks

DEX IC presented in Digital Assembly 2016

Partners of HoCare project meet Bulgarian multi-stakeholder group in Varna

European project for cooperation on innovative solutions for Home Care

Partners from Cyprus, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Romania, Lithuania, Hungary, Portugal and Czech Republic have met on 2nd project meeting within the HoCare project - “Delivery of Innovative solutions for Home Care by strengthening quadruple-helix cooperation in regional innovation chains”. The meeting took place in Varna, Bulgaria from 15th -17th September 2016 and was hosted by Business Agency Association from Varna.

Final seminar of the RS&RC project

The final event of the RS&RC project took place in Evropský dům on 21 September 2016. An inspirational and interactive seminar and workshop with the topic: Use of storytelling in work with communities/groups of people sharing a common problem.

Get inspired on our seminar and workshop about storytelling use in work with communities

We would like to invite you to the final inspiration and discussion seminar and workshop under the RS&RC project with the topic “Use of narrative and storytelling in work with communities / groups of people sharing a common problem.” This seminar and workshop will be held on 21.9.2016 at the Evropský dům in Prague from 10:00 to 15:30 and the entry is free for all participants. 

Boosting the demand for innovation from the side of public actors

Public procurement of Innovative Solutions (PPI) is a powerful tool to boost innovation. The public sector demands innovative solutions that are not yet available or not at large scale on the market and thus forces providers to innovate. PPI is well supported on EC level (i.e. H2020), there exist also various guidance and training tools already for few years. So far they didn't boost the PPI usage in majority of CE regions, because available tools are not customized to national frameworks and regional knowledge hubs are missing.

This is the reason why DEX Innovation Centre facilitated the preparation and submission of project PPI2Innovate – Capacity building to boost usage of PPI in Central Europe, which includes together 10 partners from Central Europe (Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, Italy, Slovenia, Hungary and Croatia). The project was successfully approved in the 1st call of Interreg Central Europe Programme with budget 1,6M EUR.

The project with duration 3 years will be implemented from June 2016 till May 2019 and will target directly public procurers on all administrative levels in CE with aim to build regional capacities in PPI, change attitude towards PPI, strengthen linkages among relevant stakeholders in regional innovation systems and thus boost usage of PPI.

All partners met at the Kick-off meeting of the PPI2Innovate 8th – 9th June in Székesfehérvár, in one of the most ancient towns in Hungary. The meeting was hosted by the Lead partner – Central Transdanubian Regional Innovation Agency Nonprofit and moderated by DEX Innovation Centre. Partners will start the work on the Identification of institutional frameworks relevant for PPI in all participating countries.

1,2 M€ for cooperation on innovative solutions for Home Care

European population is getting older which means that the number of people over 65 is increasing. Ageing trend presents numerous social changes and challenges, for which adequate solutions need to be found. At the same time it also means opportunity for growth and jobs as there is great potential to deliver innovative solution for home care.

8 partners from Cyprus, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Romania, Lithuania, Hungary, Portugal and Czech Republic have launched the HoCare project – “Delivery of Innovative solutions for Home Care by strengthening quadruple-helix cooperation in regional innovation chains”. The partnership is led by the Nicosia Development Agency (ANEL) from Cyprus.