Urban Inno

Urban Inno: Utilizing innovation potential of urban ecosystems

Acronym: Urban Inno 

Framework: Interreg Central Europe | Duration of the project: 01.06.2016-31.05.2019

Aim of the project: URBAN INNO is addressing the challenge to make Central Europe more innovative and competitive by maximizing the innovation potential of smaller and medium sized urban ecosystems. A significantly better linkage of actors within urban innovation ecosystems (public authorities, research organizations, industry as well as end-users respectively customers and citizens) is needed for a better use of innovation potentials. Public and private sectors recognize that there is especially a significant gap in the field of participation in innovation processes from people as citizens and as users/customers. Many smart solutions, technologies and services are not used widely because of the lack of knowledge and motivation or acceptance of end-users. URBAN INNO focuses on maximizing innovation potentials of urban ecosystems through:

a) Better linkage of actors in innovation systems by establishing and interlinking quadruple helix clusters/networks in the partner regions, and
b) By the development and implementation of new participatory methods and tools to engage end-users in innovation processes with the objective to have educated and motivated users – SMART USERS.

Project partners:

  • CITY OF RIJEKA- CROATIA
  • INNO AG-GERMANY
  • MUNICIPALITY OF MARIBOR-SLOVENIA
  • MUNICIPALITY OF KIELCE/KIELCE TECHNOLOGY PARK- POLAND
  • PANNON BUSINESS NETWORK ASSOCIATION-HUNGARY
  • VORARLBERG UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCE-AUSTRIA
  • CYBERFORUM E.V.-GERMANY
  • E-INSTITUTE, INSTITUTE FOR COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS- SLOVENIA
  • TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF KOSICE-SLOVAKIA
  • ERICSSON NIKOLA TESLA D.D.-CROATIA
  • RESEARCH BURGENLAND GMBH-AUSTRIA
  • INFORMATICA TRENTINA SPA-ITALY

Activity of PBN: A core team has been created involving ELTE Gothard Astrophysical Observatory, the Municipality of Vas County, Pannon Business Network Association, IFKA Public Benefit Non-Profit Ltd, and the Ministry for National Economy. On the one hand, their common aim is to make Szombathely a smart city, on the other hand, the members of the team would like to establish a Big Data center which may help to share the big amount of data arising from industry.

Project budget in EUR: 2.620.125,03
ERDF funding in EUR: 2,163,778,62

Project homepage: http://www.interreg-central.eu/Content.Node/URBAN-INNO.html
Program homepage: http://www.interreg-central.eu/Content.Node/home.html
Project manager: Mrs. Renáta Csabai

"The project is realized in the Interreg Central Europe program with the co-financing of the European Union and Hungary."