Ports as driving Wheels of Entrepreneurial Realm - POWER

Source of funding

Adriatic-Ionian Programme INTERREG V-B Transnational 2014-2020

Project partners

1.    National Research Council Construction Technologies Institute of Milan, Italy
2.    National Confederation of Crafts and SMEs -  Association of the province of Ravenna, Italy
3.    Rijeka Development Agency Porin Ltd, Croatia
4.    Centre for Economic, Technological and Environmental Development Sarajevo, B&H
5.    European Affairs Fund of AP Vojvodina, Serbia
6.    Cooperation and Development Institute of Tirana, Albania
7.    Durres Municipality, Albania
8.    Centre for Research and Technology Hellas of Thessaloniki, Greece
9.    Chamber of Thesprotia of Igoumenitsa, Greece

Area of intervention

Innovation and smart regions

Project start

01. Jan 2018 – 31. Dec 2020

Project description

Main objective:
To support the evolution of port areas into Innovation Hubs, and to create the Innovation Hubs Network, devoted to joint cooperation and development 

Specific objective:
1. PoWER Road Map for the evolution of ports into Innovation
2. PoWER methodology for building Innovation Supply Chains
3. PoWER Platform for supporting a transnational long-term
cooperation environment

Main activities:
1.    Co-creation of energy-oriented needs maps
2.    Entrepreneurial gaming and scouting
3.    Scenarios foresight
4.    Communication
5.    Management

Main results:
1.    Creation of the transnational Innovation Hubs Network, characterized a clear structure and mission, 
2.    Construction of local networks among the key innovation actors, based on the activities carried out in the case-studies within port areas,
3.    Definition of a long-term institutional and strategic framework, for guaranteeing the effective transnational involvement of the actors in the evolution of ports into Innovation Hubs.

Target groups:

Local, regional and national public authorities, institutions of higher education, research institutes, education/training centres and schools, enterprises, SMEs, business support organisations, international organisation under national/international law, interest groups including NGOs, general public, representatives of European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG) / European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC).

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