WIDER – Green Growing of SMEs:

Innovation and Development in the Energy Sector in the Mediterranean Area

Partnership

MED Programme:
www.programmemed.eu

SVIM – Sviluppo Marche S.p.A., Development Company of the Marche Region:
www.svimspa.it
ACCIÓ – The Catalan Company Support Agency:
www.acc10.cat
MEDIC@LPS – World-class centre for smart medical technologies:
www.medicalps.eu
Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry:
www.ebeth.gr
CRES – Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving:
www.cres.gr
Development Centre of the Heart of Slovenia:
www.razvoj.si
University of Algarve:
www.ualg.pt
Central European Initiative:
www.cei.int
IASP – International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation, Spain:
www.iasp.ws
SERDA – Sarajevo Economic Region Development Agency:
www.serda.ba

CALL for EXPRESSION of INTEREST

Call for expression of Interest: Subject: WIDER project - MED Programme: WP4 Pilot Action/EoI for KP/S Constitution of a transnational list of Knowledge Providers/Suppliers for the implementation of Transnational Innovation Voucher among Mediterranean regions

The WIDER project is launching a Call for Expressions of Interest (Call for EoI) with the aim of selecting Knowledge Providers/Suppliers (KP/S) for the constitution of a transnational list of expertise that will support the implementation of Innovation Voucher helping SMEs to close the innovation gap.

The selection of the KP/S will proceed as described below. If you wish to participate in this Call for EoI, please forward your Expression of Interest (EoI) (prepared in accordance with the instructions in document) attached in one e-mail which should be marked in the subject:

WIDER PROJECT INNOVATION VOUCHER PILOT ACTION:
CALL FOR EOI FOR KNOWLEDGE PROVIDER/SUPPLIER

Deadline for receipt of expression of interest: 31 May 2014


The whole text: CALL for EXPRESSION of INTEREST

Candidates shall use the forms that are available by the project partners:

SVIM - Sviluppo Marche S.p.A., Development Company of the Marche Region, Italy: Text for Call for Eol (right corner)
ACCIÓ - The Catalan Company Support Agency, Spain: Text for Call for Eol
MEDICALPS - World-class centre for smart medical technologies, France: Text for Call for Eol
Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Greece: Text for Call for Eol
Development Centre of the Heart of Slovenia, Slovenia: Text for Call for Eol
University of Algarve, Portugal: Text for Call for Eol
SERDA - Sarajevo Economic Region Development Agency, Bosnia and Herzegovina: Text for Call for Eol

WIDER TRANSNATIONAL LIST OF KNOWLEDGE PROVIDERS

FACTS SHEET
Innovation Voucher

KEY FEATURE Encourage businesses to look outside their network for new knowledge

Available for start-ups and micro, small and medium sized businesses from WIDER partners regions
€ 350.000 fund to help stimulate innovation in emerging sectors

ABOUT

Innovation Vouchers are designed to encourage businesses to look outside their current network for new knowledge that can help them to grow and develop. Start-ups, micro, small and medium-sized businesses from across the WIDER project partners regions can apply for an Innovation Voucher.
Innovation Vouchers are allocated following a draw from all applications, and if successful, the business will be awarded an Innovation Voucher to work with an expert supplier of their choice.

The Innovation Voucher is a grant ranging from €5.000,00 up to €10.000,00. It will be available to businesses to work with a supplier for the first time and is used to pay for knowledge or technology transfer from that knowledge provider/supplier.

The voucher has three key criteria:

  • The idea is to develop a challenging business through the support of a knowledge expert
  • This should be the first time that you work with the knowledge supplier
  • The idea should be applicable to one of the innovation fields taking into account end-user representatives perspective.

More text: FACTS SHEET Innovation Voucher