Cross-border civic universities cooperation improves their capacity to act as anchor institutions together with the socio-economic stakeholders and the citizens. MED-QUAD project foresee the establishment of two cross-border Living Labs in the participating cities, where several pilot activities for technological transfer and commercialization of research results will be implemented. The labs will exploit ICT technologies and Key Enabling Technologies due to the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
MED-QUAD is a cross-border project that aims to create the conditions - through the establishment of Mediterranean Cross-border Living Labs: Smart Water Use Applications and Applied Research for Cultural Heritage Exploitation - for an effective interaction between the main innovation players of the Quadruple Helix: Academia, Industry, Civil Society and Governments in the digital economy. The project covers Greece, Italy, Egypt, Jordan, Tunis and Palestine through a partnership of seven complementary organizations.
MED-QUAD, by developing the Quadruple Helix approach, will provide policy-makers and public authorities with guidelines containing a roadmap for innovation listing the fundamental principles and indicators on which funds should be allocated. This is particularly important since some partner countries, despite having set up several policy initiatives in recent years targeted toward the entrepreneurship ecosystem, have obtained low scores in the pillar number twelve of the Global Entrepreneurship Index (GEI).
To create the conditions - through the establishment of Mediterranean Cross-border Living Labs - for an effective interaction between the main innovation players of the Quadruple Helix: Academia, Industry, Civil Society and Governments in the digital economy.
- Establishing two living labs: Smart Water Use Applications and Cultural Heritage Exploitation
- Launch eight joint projects between universities and SMEs
- Training about eighty professionals on entrepreneurial skills
- Release Publish up to six co-publications
- Commercialize up to ten new innovative products or services