Priority Axis 1 - Innovative and smart region

Overview

Overview

Project Summary

The ADRION area is characterized by low innovation performance, limited capacity of SMEs, inadequate cooperation among companies and research institutes, low synergies among agro-food and tourism sector and low implementation of environmentally – friendly farming practices. On the other hand, there are some strong points, such as the existence of quality agro-food products, the existence of a number of competitive and highly active research and innovation clusters, albeit with poor intraregional joint activities, and also the existence of RIS3, where transnational cooperation can focus on, in order to find solutions in the common problem of SMEs extroversion. The field is complex and requires much learning in terms of internationalization, access to market, financing, networking, innovation capacity, business transfer, entrepreneurship, cross – border & cross – sector co-operation, and environmentally – friendly farming practices . It also entails incorporation of new forms of SME development, such as design, eco-conception and corporate social responsibility. The project focuses on the development of links and synergies between farmers, agro-food enterprises, Research Institutes and Public Authorities, for a) the promotion of agro-food products’ extroversion, b) the development of agro-food companies’ internalization, and c) the promotion of environmentally – friendly farming practices. Project’s main outputs are: 1) a Transnational Cooperation Network in agro-food & tourism sector & 2) a Virtual Transnational Business Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (VIBIEC),offering support through e-incubators, e-business network platform, and other self-assesment tools.The main project’s results are: a) the improvement of agrofood SMEs’ productivity, competiveness and access to the international market, b)increasing the percentage of agrofood SMEs involved in networking, internalization and innovation process, c) strengthening  the links between R&D Institutes, SMEs, and Regional & Local authorities in the field of innovative entrepreneurship and  d) increasing the use of environment– friendly  farming practices.Finally, the main project’s beneficiaries are a) SMEs in the agrofood & tourism sector, b) farmers, c)business support organizations, d) R&D Institutes, and e) Regional & Local Authorities.   

INFORMATION

Call

ADRION - FIRST CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Project Acronym

INNOVAGRO

Project Number

613

Programme Priority

1) Innovative and smart region

Specific objective

Support the development of a regional innovation system for the Adriatic-Ionian area

Start – End Date

2017-11-01 – 2019-10-31

Total budget

EUR 1,060,000.00

EU contribution:
ERDF budget

EUR 756,500.00

IPAII budget

EUR 144,500.00

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Project partnership

Lead partner       Project partner

LEAD PARTNER

CHANIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY

Address
EL. VENIZELOU, 4 | GR73132 – CHANIA
ΕΛΛΑΔΑ (ELLADA)
Contact person
Mr. VASSILIOS FORTSAS, EU_PROJECTS@CHANIA-CCI.GR

PROJECT PARTNERS

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia
Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry Jablanica and Pcinja administrative districts

Address
Resavska, 13-15 | 11000 – Belgrade
SERBIA
Contact person
Mr. Aleksandar Ostojić, aleksandar.ostojic@pks.rs

E-institute, institute for comprehensive development solutions

Address
Čučkova ulica, 5 | 2250 – Ptuj
SLOVENIJA
Contact person
Mr. Darko Ferčej, darko@ezavod.si

Italian Confederation of Agriculture
General Affairs

Address
Via S. Matarrese, 4 | 70124 – Bari
ITALIA
Contact person
Mr. Danilo Lolatte, d.lolatte@cia.it

NETWORK OF THE INSULAR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

Address
Michail Livanou, 52 | GR82132 – CHIOS
ΕΛΛΑΔΑ (ELLADA)
Contact person
Mr. Giorgos Asonitis, asonitis@uhc.gr

PROVINCE OF POTENZA
TERRITORIAL PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Address
PIAZZA MARIO PAGANO, 1 | 85100 – Potenza
ITALIA
Contact person
Mr. ALESSANDRO ATTOLICO, alessandro.attolico@provinciapotenza.it

Region of Crete

Address
Eleftherias Square, 1 | GR71201 – Heraklion
ΕΛΛΑΔΑ (ELLADA)
Contact person
Mr. Dimitrios Venianakis, venianakis@crete.gov.gr

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CRETE
School of Production Engineering and Management

Address
University Campus, Kounoupidiana, | GR73100 – CHANIA
ΕΛΛΑΔΑ (ELLADA)
Contact person
Mr. Evangelos Grigoroudis, vangelis@ergasya.tuc.gr

UNION OF CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY OF ALBANIA
Project Department

Address
Rruga e Kavajes, 6 | 1001 – Tirana
ALBANIA
Contact person
Ms. Anisa Cela, info@uccial.al

University of Basilicata

Address
Via Nazario Sauro, | 85100 – Potenza
ITALIA
Contact person
Mr. Giuseppe Las Casas, gb.lascasas@gmail.com