The HIVES Project wants to deal with the main challenges in the field of entrepreneurial innovation in the IPA Adriatic area: low R&D investments,low propensity among SME to collaborate on knowledge transfer projects and public private partnerships; low attractiveness of talent and high qualified resources, poor access to funding sources for research and lack of venture capital.
HIVES promotes the support of an Adriatic area of evolution to an innovation friendly and smart ecosystem and to boost research and innovation capacities as well as fostering innovation in SMEs.
The project is based on past IPA Projects that featured innovative platforms of data and knowledge aggregation. This HIVES aims at consolidating in an unique Digital Business Ecosystem the operational tools generated by 4 different projects: Zoone, Clusters Club, Ipatech, Next.
The coordination effort promoted by HIVES will culminate in the creation of a Hub, the EUSAIR Innovation HUB, as a unique formalized “system” of territorial organizations and innovation services providers, able to perform as platform of scaled up systemic internal and external cooperation.