It will take place in Western Greece (Hellas). The 2-days programme of the Study Visit is focused on the topic: CULTURE AND INNOVATION IN CCIs ECOSYSTEMS: MOBILISING LOCAL RESOURCES
It will be combined with the start of the 6th Technology Transfer Exhibition - Patras Innovation Quest (Patras IQ) in Patras. This international exhibition will be held on 12-14 of April 2019 and co-organized by the Ministry of Education, Research & Religious Affairs, the Ministry of Economy and Development, the University of Patras, the Chamber of Commerce of Achaia, the Region of Western Greece, the Hellenic Open University and the Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece. Its main objective is to create a critical competitive advantage both in the research community and in the productive sector through a continuous effort to solve problems and apply innovative ideas for the development of new and optimization of existing products and services, that aspire to take part in the national and global markets.
Moreover, PATRAS IQ is one of the CREADIS3 Project’s Good Practices, that has been distinguished by Interreg Europe Policy Learning Experts (https://www.interregeurope.eu/policylearning/good-practices/item/905/patras-innovation-quest-patras-iq/).
During the 1st day, we’ll move to Ancient Olympia, the Olympic Games’ birthplace and at the International Olympic Academy venue (http://ioa.org.gr/), will be held the CREADIS3 Project’s operations. Between others, the project partners’ stakeholders will have the potentiality to interact with each other and exchange their experiences, according to their specializations. The two, paired, project partners: Emilia-Romagna Region (PP4) and the Regional Development Fund of the Region of Western Greece (PP6), are going to lead 2 workshops in the following subthemes: a) Support international territorial attractiveness to increase investment in the creative potential of the region and retain talents/creative entrepreneurs and b) Support the internationalization of SMEs through new business models.
During the 2nd day, the participants will have the opportunity to visit some main organizations of CCI’s sectors and Innovation HUB, in the Patras area. As this will be the “opening” day of the 6th Technology Transfer Exhibition - Patras Innovation Quest (Patras IQ), the consortium is going to play a role as being a part of it! An interactivity session will take place during the afternoon, in the thematic axe: CREATIVE ECOSYSTEMS IN EUROPE. INSIGHTS AND REFLECTIONS
After concluding the CREADIS3 operations, the participants will have the opportunity browsing the exhibition.