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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.

SMART4MD project revealed a project logo

DEX Innovation Centre is proud to present the official logo of the SMART4MD project. The logo reflects the topic of the project - Support, Monitoring and Reminder Technology for Mild Dementia.

Call for participants of training days with narrative and storytelling approaches in Gouda, the Netherlands

DEX Innovation Centre has the pleasure to invite all community workers, social workers, informal network members, non-formal trainers, consultants, coaches, NGO representatives and other people working with groups of people sharing the same problem to Training days with narrative and storytelling approaches, that will happen in Gouda, the Netherlands, on June 13-15th, 2016.

DEX Innovation Centre will support public procurement processes supporting innovations demands through a new "PPI2Innovate" project

DEX Innovation Centre is proud to announce that it will be able to support PPI processes and their awareness in the Czech Republic and the whole Central Europe area through a new project called "PPI2Innovate". Implementation in the Central Europe will be coordinated totally among 10 international partners and 8 strategic partners from various countries. In the Czech Republic, DEX Innovation Centre activities will be further supported by its associated strategic partner, Technology Centre ASCR.

Training program and workshop on topic "RRI, Technology Transfer and Capitalization of Intellectual Property" helped to share experiences of the participants

On 12th April 2016 in European House in Prague, there was held an event on topic „RRI, Technology Transfer and Capitalization of Intellectual Property“. In morning part, there took place training program, after lunch the event continued with a workshop on topic „Conception of Technology Transfer, Current State of Art, Visions for the Future, Interactive Training“. The event was held in frame of V4Mula project.

Unemployed people 50+ created other stories

On 8th April 2016 in Liberec was held another event in frame of RS&RC project. Generally, this project is aimed to a methodics of storytelling in the context of work with the community of people who have the same problem. In the Czech Republic, we work in this project with a group of unemployed people in age over 50 years. We cooperate with organizations Plus 50, o. s., Alternativa 50+, o. p. s. and also with professional couch Ms. Židlická from Juventa Agency.

Participate in RRI, Technology Transfer and Capitalization of Intellectual Property event in Prague, 12.4.

On 12th April 2016 in European House in Prague, there will be held an event in frame of V4Mula project. Event consists from two parts – in morning part, you can attend English language training programme on topic „RRI, Technology Transfer and Capitalization of Intellectual Property“. Then, from 12:45 p. m. starts an English language workshop, named „Conception of Technology Transfer, Current State of Art and Visions for the Future“.

Report on phase 1 of user-centric research of the project SMART4MD for people with mild dementia

Project SMART4MD has successfully finished the first phase of user-centric research that included interviews with healthcare professionals and focus groups with people with memory/mild dementia problems and their carers.

Startup Europe Week in Liberec, CZ, revealed valuable tips for starting entrepreneurs and starts-ups!

On 2nd February 2016, an 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.


First 10 story interviews with unemployed people 50+ age.

In January 2016, DEX Innovation Centre (DEX IC) organized 10 individual interviews with unemployed people in age over 50 years. The interviews were organized in frame of „Raising Strong and Resilient Communities“ („RS&RC“) project.

Research among patients with memory problems, their carers and healthcare professionals

During January 2016, DEX Innovation Centre carried out successfully a research in Liberec and Prague among patients with memory problems, their carers and healthcare professionals. The research, undertaken via focus group and individual interviews, was carried our under the SMART4MD project

Startup Europe Week in Liberec 2. 2. 2016

In the 1st  week of February, more than 40 countries and 220 cities around Europe will host Startup Europe Week. Guess which one of those 220 takes part as well?  It is the city of Liberec, of course! DEX IC is proud to be the organizer and the local ambassador of this event in our city.

Our Christmas gift in 2015 goes to REVA o.p.s.

Our Christmas gift, as part of our 2015 CSR activities, goes to REVA o.p.s. (http://www.reva-lbc.org/) Older people in need of assistance should be supported preferably in their home environment whenever possible! Well done for your work and good luck into the future for the organization and all assistants! The DEX Innovation Centre team!