Project - Territorial Appropriation of Leading-edge Innovation Actions

Description


Description (EN): Over the past few years, the MED stakeholder community has built a growing awareness of the need to go beyond fragmented, one-off projects and explore their potential for scalability in a much more effective and consistent way. By scalability, we mean the capacity of project results to reach a greater number of beneficiaries over time and space, impacting on the thematic policy and practice AS-IS in a transformative manner. In response, during the preparation of the new programming period 2014-2020, there has been much talk and some action on new and innovative approaches to the capitalisation of successful pilot projects at Member State, Regional, and Macro Regional level. Particularly the MEDCAP CreativeMED White Paper proposed to set the focus on the Mediterranean as an original ‘landscape’ that blends together different types of innovation – scientific, industrial, social, and institutional – in a relatively unexplored fashion, with the explicit goal of promoting ‘triple loop’ learning as a step towards achieving sustainability and impact of piloted MED innovations at scale. However, many questions remain unanswered on the practical implications of pursuing a systematic scaling up approach and how the policy and practice dimensions relate to each other. TALIA aims to fulfil the MED horizontal call requirements while at the same time developing and implementing the CreativeMED learning concept directly with the territorial actors and stakeholders concerned.
Description: Dans les dernières années, la communauté MED a pris conscience de la nécessité d'aller au-delà des projets ponctuels et d’explorer leur potentiel d'évolutivité d'une manière plus efficace et cohérente. Par évolutivité, on entend la capacité des résultats d’atteindre un plus grand nombre de bénéficiaires au fil du temps et de l'espace, ainsi qu’un impact sur la politique et la pratique thématique d'une manière transformatrice. En réponse, lors de la préparation de la nouvelle période de programmation 2014-2020, il y a eu beaucoup de discussions et quelques actions nouvelles et novatrices vers la capitalisation des projets pilotes au niveau d’État membre, régional et Macro régional. Notamment le Livre blanc CreativeMED a mis l'accent sur la Méditerranée comme un «paysage» original qui mêle ensemble différents types d'innovation - scientifique, industrielle, sociale, institutionnelle - d'une façon relativement inexploré, avec le but explicite de promouvoir «triple boucle» apprentissage comme une étape vers la durabilité et l'impact des innovations pilotés à l'échelle. Cependant, nombreuses questions restent sans réponse sur les implications pratiques d'une approche systématique à l’évolutivité et comment les dimensions politiques et pratiques se rapportent les unes aux autres. TALIA vise à remplir les exigences de l'appel horizontal MED tandis qu’à développer et mettre en œuvre le concept d'apprentissage de CreativeMED directement avec les acteurs territoriaux concernés.
Expected Results (EN): 1 TALIA Community of Creative and Social Innovation practitioners : Many networks of social innovators exist in Europe, as well as a platform (Social Innovation Europe, SIE) that connects most of them. SIE was established in 2011 with EU funding by DG Growth, and has brought together a community of over 3000 people across Europe, including a database of organisations and events. The idea here is not to replicate SIE but to implement a more constructive approach towards the scalability of MED project results, with the different actors and stakeholders talking about key issues, drivers and barriers to sustainable change. The proposed practitioner community will gather Quadruple Helix actors from the MED space: regional and Member State policy makers, private businesses and social enterprises, NGOs and social service organisations, as well as academia and the research community, social innovation think tanks, and most importantly, funders and donors. Focus will be set on defining conditions and processes (including the relevant actors to be mobilized) for the embedment of MED vertical project results into policy and practice via triple loop learning mechanisms.1 TALIA Community of Creative and Social Innovation practitioners : Many networks of social innovators exist in Europe, as well as a platform (Social Innovation Europe, SIE) that connects most of them. SIE was established in 2011 with EU funding by DG Growth, and has brought together a community of over 3000 people across Europe, including a database of organisations and events. The idea here is not to replicate SIE but to implement a more constructive approach towards the scalability of MED project results, with the different actors and stakeholders talking about key issues, drivers and barriers to sustainable change. The proposed practitioner community will gather Quadruple Helix actors from the MED space: regional and Member State policy makers, private businesses and social enterprises, NGOs and social service organisations, as well as academia and the research community, social innovation think tanks, and most importantly, funders and donors. Focus will be set on defining conditions and processes (including the relevant actors to be mobilized) for the embedment of MED vertical project results into policy and practice via triple loop learning mechanisms.2 TALIA Creative and Social Innovation Space : TALIA provides a common communication platform for all modular projects in MED Axis 1 on creative and social innovation: a common window for project activities and results, but also a shared innovation space to promote inter-networking and the joint construction of a MED social innovation community. The platform, beyond a typically "communicational" front end (Drupal, WordPress, ...) aims to interoperate with Open Source environments (CKAN for Open Data, Github for coders, fablaboratory.io for makers, etc.), features from collaboration services (e.g. Basecamp or Ning), and the main social platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) This open, multi-platform approach aims to (pragmatically and frugally) interconnect the platforms and environments of the creative and social innovation communities (partners, pilots) within individual projects, as the atomic units of the TALIA innovation ecosystem (with the MED project(s) in which they are participating as but one instantiation of the possible network relations between them). This promotes the "opening up" of project partnerships, the identification of thematic commonalities across different projects, and the formation of multiple network links across the MED space. In addition, it builds a rich community that is more permeable to outside actors and impulses. Finally, it allows for a common view onto the TALIA innovation community as a driver of policy co-design at the regional, national, MED, and EU levels.3 TALIA Policy Forum for Creative and Social Innovation : We think of this Forum as a multi-stakeholder platform, gathering different actors and institutions, who perceive the same problems, realize their respective interdependencies, and come together to agree on the best action strategies for solving the issues acknowledged. The Forum will act as a roundtable, where people convene with very different perspectives to hold on- and/or offline dialogues, which instantiate themselves into one or more concerted actions. The Quadruple Helix (Living Lab) governance model will make sure that all the key stakeholders of R&D and innovation - namely firms, public authorities, the research community, and citizens/NGO's - are represented and actively participating in what can be called a Public-Private-People-Partnership (4P) for the joint support and management of systemic/territorial innovation according to an open, coherent, connected perspective. In particular, the TALIA partners will bring into the Forum the members of the different networks they are part of, which taken together, already map fairly well the ideation, design, prototyping, validation and testing workflow of new products, services, and infrastructures, including co-creation and experimentation of innovation by and with the end-users in realistic conditions
Expected Outputs (EN): Thematic Mapping,Cluster Engagement,On-line Innovation Communities,Evidence Base,Capitalisation Services,Policy Legitimation
Expected Outputs: Cartographie Thématique,Engagement de Clusters,Communautés d'Innovation en Ligne,Base d'Epreuves,Services de Capitalisation,Legitimation de Politiques

Thematic Information


Thematics: Clustering and economic cooperation  Innovation capacity and awareness-raising  
Specific Objective: To increase transnational activity of innovative clusters and networks of key sectors of the MED area
Thematic Objective: (1) strengthening research, technological development and innovation by:
Investment Priority: (1b) promoting business investment in R&I, developing links and synergies between enterprises, research and development centres and the higher education sector, in particular promoting investment in product and service development, technology transfer, social innovation, eco-innovation, public service applications, demand stimulation, networking, clusters and open innovation through smart specialisation, and supporting technological and applied research, pilot lines, early product validation actions, advanced manufacturing capabilities and first production, in particular in key enabling technologies and diffusion of general purpose technologies


Project Summary


Project name (EN): Territorial Appropriation of Leading-edge Innovation Actions
Project name: Appropriation territoriale d’actions innovantes de premier plan
Project acronym: TALIA

Period: 2014-2020
Date of latest update: 2019-05-23

Web: https://interreg-med.eu/

Project start date: 2016-11-01
Project end date: 2019-10-31
Project status: Ongoing

Total budget/expenditure: EUR 1.609.040,00
European Union funding: EUR 1.367.684,00

ERDF budget: EUR 1.300.831,50
IPA budget: EUR 66.852,50

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Lead Partner (EN): Apulia Region - Department of Economic Development, Innovation, Education, Training and Employment
Lead Partner: Région des Pouilles - Département du Développement Economique, de l'Innovation, de l'Education, de la Formation et du Travail
Department: Industrial Research and Innovation Service
Address: Corso Sonnino, 177, Bari, Italy
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Address: Piazza Umberto I, 1, Bari, Italy
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Address: Pleinlaan 9, Brussels, Belgium
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Address: Edificio Bio Región, 1a Planta, Parque Tecnológico de la Salud (PTS), Granada, Spain
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Address: Aleja Kozarskog odreda bb, Prijedor, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Department: INRIA Sophia Antipolis Mediterranean Research Centre
Address: Domaine de Voluceau-Rocquencourt BP 105, Le Chesnay cedex, France
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Department: Development Unit
Address: Akadimias 6, Athens, Greece
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