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InnoPlatform project was presented at International Scientific Conference “Blue Economy and Blue Development” at Burgas Free University, Burgas, Bulgaria. It was held on June 1 and 2, 2018 and in its focus were the economic, regulatory, technological and societal aspects of the development of the maritime and the water spaces. The paper was entitled “FOSTERING THE INNOVATION CAPACITY OF SMES BY ESTABLISHING A CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE AND DEVELOPMENT OF RELATED TOOLS” by authors  Assoc. Prof. Vesselina Zhecheva,PhD, Prof. Angel Toshkov,PhD, Assoc. Prof. Engeniya Nikolova, PhD, and Gergana Kirova from Burgas Free University.

 

 

InnoPlatform project was presented at European Maritime Day, held on 31 May and 1 June 2018 in Burgas Free University, Burgas, Bulgaria. The forum was led by the General Directorate “Maritime and Fisheries” to the European Commission and the Bulgarian Ministry of Transport, and is a part of the calendar of the Bulgarian chairmanship of the Council of the European Union. 

The project was presented at European Maritime Day exhibition, organised in parallel with the two-day EMD conference. It was an ideal place for stakeholders to meet, exchange experience and discuss the latest developments, showcase innovative ideas, products and services related to the themes of the conference.

Computer Technology Institute and Press “Diophantus” (CTI), successfully organized an Analytical information session with the Media Representatives on April 25, 2018 in Patras, in the framework of the presentation of the project "Innovations Platform and Tools for increasing innovation capacity of SMEs in the Balkan Mediterranean Area - INNOPLATFORM", which is co-funded by the Program INTERREG VB BALKAN - MEDITERRANEAN 2014-2020.

 

On 29-30 March 2018, the third transnational meeting of the InterregBalkan-Mediterranean InnoPlatform project partners took place at the premises of the UETCentre of the European University in Tirana, Albania.

A team from the InnoPlatform project participated at the International Conference “Alliance for Entrepreneurship and Development in Western Greece” 13-15 December, 2017 in Patras.  Prof. Dr. John Garofala, Dr. Andrijana Bogdanovska Gj,  Prof, Dr. Vladimir Dukovski, Branko Djurovic, and Dr. Ioannis Kostpolus met with representatives from Western Greece region during the firts day of the conference.

 

On December 12th and 13th 2017, the First Meeting of the InnoPlatform Project took place in the Computer Technology Institute and Press "Diophantus" (CTI) Premises in Patras, Greece.

 INNOPLATFORM aims at improving the competitiveness of the Balkan Mediterranean region by advancing existing knowledge on business model innovations and developing a set of tools (InnoTools) and services (InnoScorecard and InnoRegion) for improving SMEs opportunities, capacities, and knowledge in introducing product and process innovations.

Five Balkan countries, will work on a platform aimed at boosting the competitiveness and innovation of business entities. Innotools for companies to implement their new business ideas.

INNOPLATFORM (Innovations Platform and Tools for increasing the innovation capacity of SMEs in the Balkan Mediterranean Area), is a project selected for financing on the 1st call of The Balkan Mediterranean Program.

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