Ongoing

PROJECT WEBSITE

https://www.enicbcmed.eu/projects/emphasis

PROGRAM WEBSITE

https://www.enicbcmed.eu/home

BUDGET

818.689,39 €

TIMELINE

2021-2023 https://www.ascame.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/TENDER_AUDITOR_EMPHASIS_ASCAME.pdf

Documentation

Project

Euro-Mediterranean Network Facilitating Market Uptake of Innovations from SMEs

Objectives

EMPHASIS’ main goal is to facilitate the market uptake of innovations from SMEs by fostering their access to research, partnerships and innovation systems at EuroMed.

EMPHASIS’ specific goals are:

  • To design & setup of an Open Innovation Network, offering integrated innovation support services, validating OI Opportunities & fostering crossborder partnerships that will enhance uptake of external knowledge that can turn sustainability priorities into tangible business opportunities for growth
  • To increase capacities of SMEs to innovate and their readiness to engage with Innovation Partners by building cross-border partnerships (OI projects) with external entities and turning external knowledge into new products, services and business opportunities.
  • To validate the EMPHASIS Open Innovation approach and engage policy makers and stakeholders contributing to its mainstreaming.
  • To disseminate the results across the institutional network and support building a vibrant community of OI actors that stimulate cross-border innovation with sustainability focus.

Partners

  • KINNO Consultants –  ΣΥΜΒΟΥΛΕΥΤΙΚΗ ΜΟΝΟΠΡΟΣΩΠΗ Ε.Π.Ε (Greece)
  • Jordan University of Science and Technology Just – جامعة العلوم والتكنولوجيا الأردنية (Jordan)
  • ASCAME (Spain)
  • Industrial Research Institute – معهد البحوث الصناعية (Lebanon)
  • Confederation of Egyptian European Business Associations – اتحاد منظمات الاعمال المصرية الاوروبية (Egypt)
  • Parco Scientifico e Tecnologico della Sicilia S.C.p.A.(Italy)

Sectors

  • Business
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Engineering
  • Environment & Climate Change
  • Finance
  • Green Economy
  • ICT
  • Innovation & Research
  • Logistics
  • Renewable Energies (Water, Solar, Wind)
  • Sustainable Development

Target groups

  • Business Support Organizations (BSOs)
  • Corporations
  • Decision-makers (local, regional and national levels)
  • Education & Research
  • Experts
  • International organizations
  • Press & Media
  • Public
  • Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)

Beneficiaries

  • Business Support Organizations (BSOs)
  • Corporations
  • Decision-makers (local, regional and national levels)
  • Education & Research
  • Sectoral agencies
  • Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)

Budget

818.689,39 €
  • 90% – European Union (ENI CBC MED)
  • 10% – Project co-financing

Timeline

2021-2023