In the framework of the 4helix+ Call for Innovation Vouchers, the Project Consortium is happy to announce that the selection process of companies which applied for a €10.000 grant for innovating in traditional or emerging blue growth sectors, has been concluded. The list of awarded companies is available here.
Thanks to the Innovation Voucher granted by the 4helix+ Project, the selected Micro- Small- and Medium-sized companies from blue economy sectors will now be able to design and/or create - through innovation - new products, services, processes or business models for their own development and growth on the market.
Altogether €480.000 have been allocated by 4helix+ for innovation vouchers, i.e. €10.000 per company that will be now granted to these 48 awarded MSMEs/Start-Ups located in 8 pilot Projects’ regions. Innovation vouchers are indeed being granted to 6 companies from each target region of the Project, namely: Marche Region (ITA), Central Macedonia (GR), Zadar County (HR), Andalusia (ES), Lisbon Metropolitan Area (PT), Albania, Catalonia (ES), Region Sud (FR).
Over the next six month period the winners will develop and implement a small-scale innovation project within their own company under the expert guidance of a 4helix+ registered Knowledge Provider. These creative innovation experts were selected by the companies themselves at the end of an articulated innovation coaching and matchmaking path that was successfully undertaken during the past several months by the 4helix+ pilot Project Partners in their respective regions, a culmination of which was the release of the Call for applications for Innovation Vouchers.