Project Background

The proposal idea came as a natural consequence of the Lead Partner activities relevant to the handling of innovation and the transfer of research into innovation.

The Lead Partner (ISI) is the manager of the Regional Technology Platform of the Region of Western Greece, an initiative funded in the framework of the Regional Innovation Pole and addressing four thematic axes:
  • industrial information and communication systems
  • industrial control
  • embedded systems
  • information system and network security

On the other hand, the lead partner umbrella research centre (ATHENA) has set up Corallia, an efficient mechanism for generating innovation clusters.

I3E proposal came as a consequence of these activities and the realization that SEE countries face similar problems with reference to the transformation of research to innovation that could be handled much better in a transnational way, putting the overall area on the map of innovation.