Project goal: To maximise  the innovation urban ecosystems by establishing quadruple helix clusters/networks in the partner regions  as well as by developing and implementing new participatory methods and tools for including end-users in innovation processes.



URBAN INNO – “Utilizing innovation potential of urban ecosystems”

Duration: 36 months (01 June 2016 – 31 May 2019)

Project summary: URBAN INNO – “Utilising innovation potential of urban ecosystems” is a project 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 is needed for a better use of innovation potentials. The project activities of URBANN INNO will be implemented in the ecosystems of the project partners. It has been envisaged that 5 new cluster will be established, and 6 regional/urban innovation plans developed in partnership regions. In parallel, new participatory methods and tools will be developed and tested in 9 pilot projects that will be implemented in partners regions.


Project activities:

  • Setting-up quadriple-helix urban innovation clusters/networks in target regions
  • Development of a toolbox of smart participatory methods
  • Implementing and evaluating (smart) participatory methods in urban innovation processes (pilots)
  • Development of the Transnational urban innovation cooperation strategy

Project partners:

  • City of Rijeka, Croatia – Lead partner
  • CyberForum e.V., Germany
  • Inno AG, Germany
  • E-Institute, Institute for comprehensive development solutions, Slovenia
  • Municipality of Maribor, Slovenia
  • Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia
  • Municipality of Kielce/ Kielce Technology Park, Poland
  • Ericsson Nikola Tesla d.d., Croatia
  • Pannon Business Network Association, Hungary
  • Research Burgenland GmbH, Austria
  • Vorarlberg University of Applied Science, Austria
  • InformaticaTrentina Spa, Italy

Associated partners:

  • Economic Development Department Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Vas County Authority, Hungary
  • City of Pinkafeld, Austria
  • City of Hartberg, Austria
  • Košice Self-governing Region

Total project value: EUR 2,620,632.41
Financed under: Interreg Central Europe

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