Danube Energy+ tackles the need for change in regional ecosystems to support Young Innovators in transforming their disruptive ideas into start-ups.
The general objective of the project is to create an enabling environment, which will support Young innovators to pioneer a change in the energy efficiency area by setting up highly innovative start-ups in the Danube macro-region.
Nine project partners and seven associated strategic partners as key strategic cooperating bodies with regional public administrations will join Danube Energy+ project to create a unique partnership based around core expertises needed: work with Young innovators in regional ecosystems; pre-acceleration programme development and running; cooperation with regional stakeholders, Hubs creation and operations and regional policy sustainability and support.
DEVELOPMENT AGENCY ZAGREB - TPZ Ltd.- associated partner/ Croatia
Regional Development Agency of Pardubice Region- associated partner/Czech Republic
iTech Transylvania Cluster part of Romanian Association for Electronic Industry and Software – Transylvania Branch- associated partner/ Romania
Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications- associated partner/ Serbia
Sofia Tech Park JSC- associated partner/ Bulgaria
Who the project is targeted at:
Danube Energy+ ecosystem Package as an innovative learning system for key regional ecosystem actors will be developed by using learning interaction among project partners and inclusive design process involving regional public administrations, universities, SMEs and business supporting actors. The learning system will be piloted in nine countries involving 90 key regional ecosystem actors and 90 Young innovators enabling improvement of regional ecosystem actors´ knowledge.
What main activities are included:
The project is uniquely composed of two main elements – (1) best practices, models and experience in identification and motivation of individual Young Innovators in regional ecosystems and their connection to ecosystem actors, and (2) developed Danube Energy+ Tool as a pre-acceleration learning scheme for Young Innovators boosting their competences to start successful start-ups. To ensure regional and transregional level sustainability and transferability, regional Danube Energy+ Hubs will be created in close cooperation of regional public administrations and Regional Alliance members based on regional Action Plans and Transregional Hubs´ Strategy including the transferability plan to other regions.
How you can participate:
Young innovators from the Danube macro region can apply for the pilot of the Danube Energy+ Tool while regional public administrations, universities, SMEs and business supporting actors can join the Regional Alliances in each participating country and be part of the existing ecosystem. Contact details can be found on the main website: http://www.interreg-danube.eu/approved-projects/danube-energy/section/contact
When will the programme be held?
The pilot is planed for Summer 2020, open call planned for January 2020.