Who we are
The MED Social & Creative community is featured by TALIA, Territorial Appropriation of Leading-edge Innovation Actions, the Interreg-MED Programme's horizontal project promoting the coherence and impact of modular projects addressing the topics of Cultural and Creative Industries and Social Innovation.
The community aims at connecting social and creative innovators in the Mediterranean to consolidate and share new models of development. It promotes in a structured way the implementation and transferability of a number of modular projects results dealing with Cultural and Creative Industries and Social Innovation.
At this purpose, it provides common instruments that allow the modular projects to connect with local innovation communities, starting from the regions of participating partners.
It operates in three main directions - engagement and support, communication, and attaining impact - to build useful instruments for policy action, through the aggregation of evidence, identification of relevant indicators for creative and social innovation, and development of a common model of Mediterranean innovation.
The Agency was established in accordance with the Law on Promoting the Development of Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium Enterprises in the Republic of Serbia ("Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia" number 64/02, 34/06) and the Law of Public Services ("Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia" number 17/92) Years later, it made the harmonization of the foundation of acts of the Agency for the Economic Development of the Municipality of Prijedor "PREDA-PD" with the Law on the system of public services ("Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia" No. 68 / 07), the Law to encourage the development of small and medium enterprises-Revised text ("RS Official Gazette", number 23/09), the Law of classification of activities and registration of classification units ("Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia "No. 74/10), the Regulation on the classification of the activities of the Republic of Serbia (" Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia "number 119/10).
The European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) is the international federation of benchmarked Living Labs in Europe and worldwide. Founded in November 2006 under the auspices of the Finnish European Presidency, the network has grown in ‘waves’ up to this day.
The European approach to Living Labs was created in the Unit "Collaborative working environments" of the DG INFSO (now DG CONNECT) in close collaboration with an industrial advisory group on Open Innovation (Open Innovation Strategy and Policy group – OISPG) which was founded by Bror Salmelin. The original concept was updated to open innovation environments attracting inwards investment, both intellectual and financial one (to read more on the birth of the network, see an an interview with Bror Salemlin).
ENoLL counts today over 150 active Living Labs members worldwide (409 historically recognised over 11 years), including active members in 20 of the 28 EU Member States, 2 of the candidates and it is present in 5 continents in addition to Europe. Directly, as well as through its active members, ENoLL provides co-creation, user engagement, test and experimentation facilities targeting innovation in many different domains such as energy, media, mobility, healthcare, agrifood, etc. As such, ENoLL is well placed to act as a platform for best practice exchange, learning and support, and Living Lab international project development.
The ENoLL international non-profit association, as the legal representative entity of the network, is headquartered in Brussels, at the heart of Europe.
Is the PUBLIC REGIONAL ENTITY IN ANDALUSIA (SPAIN) THAT MANAGES THE "GUADALINFO" NETWORK OF PUBLIC INTERNET ACCESS TELECENTRES. The wide GUADALINFO Telecentres Network in Andalusia (South of Spain): it is envisaged that this Project is carried out using the infrastructure, Internet access, and other I.C.T. resources of the Guadalinfo Telecentres (for more information please see: www.guadalinfo.es), with almost 800 telecentres across Andalucía. A Telecentre is a public and accessible place where people can obtain personal help and support about how to Access and use the TICs, an Internet and other digital technologies that can provide them with useful information, e-learning resources, e-working, and communicate with other people through Internet. In the Telecentres the users can acquire basic and advanced digital skills and competences that allow them to improve their employability, and in some cases, to create and run their own company. Typically the GUADALINFO Telecentres are located in Municipalities’ premises / buildings.
University of Bari Aldo Moro - Department of Computer Science The Department of Computer Science of the University of Bari Aldo Moro was born in 1984 in order to support the transition process from today's reality to a society based on Information and Communication. The strategic moves in the brief to medium time-span aim to retrieve the efficiency and efficacy of the instruments used to support scientific research, by evaluating the results. These moves are intended to reinforce basic and applied research in Computer Science and aim to stimulate the effect of such studies in re-qualifying businesses, fostering the application of the results in areas such as distributed informative system management for territorial monitoring, applications software construction and maintenance via innovative technologies in software engineering, cooperative system development, aimed at electronic commerce, business intelligence and e-learning, optimal communication network management through improvement in information access and knowledge discovery processes, improvement in human-computer interaction. The Department's strategy is based on three axes: advanced research for the study, development and application of new computer science methods and techniques; technological transfer via projects for the development of external collaboration, in order to guarantee the continual flow of research results from the university towards the end-users and to allow the use of emerging technologies; university education through courses for Bachelor's Degrees, Master's Degrees and Doctorates, in order to ensure a suitable training for scholars and technicians to support technological development. The Department has about 50 teachers and many national and international research projects.
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History Department, UNESCO Chair for Immaterial Cultural Heritage and participant in several MED projects related to culture and innovation. The role will be to provide insights on the anthropological -cultural dimension of territorial innovation and to connect with the UNESCO networks of World Heritage sites-.
The consequences to globalisation in the coming years means promoting and achieving sustainable development is a must for insular regions in the European Union (EU). In this framework, Insuleur (Network of the Insular Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the European Union) was set up in the year 2000 with the aim of improving economic and social conditions in European insular regions which make daily efforts to cope with the physical difficulties to their insular nature.
The Insular Chambers of Commerce of the European Union hope to become pioneers of a new approach with regards to insular regions in Europe through this initiative, progressively evening out the imbalances between continental and insular regions.
Waag Society—institute for art, science and technology—is a pioneer in the field of digital media. Over the past 22 years, the foundation has developed into an institution of international stature, a platform for artistic research and experimentation, and has become both a catalyst for events and a breeding ground for cultural and social innovation.
Waag Society explores emerging technologies, and provides art and culture a central role in the designing of new applications for novel advances in science and technology. The organisation concerns itself not only with technologies related to the Internet, but also with those related to biotechnology and the cognitive sciences. Because these areas that have a huge impact on our culture and identity, intuitive and curiosity-driven research by artists and designers is paramount. Artists and designers know better than anyone that they must question technology in order to get to the bottom of things, overthrow sacred cows, stimulate imagination and fantasy, create unexpected connections, and—above all—search for meaning.
Waag Society is always active in a social context. Every project involves several partners, each of whom bring their own, unique perspective. We also propose that new technological developments are made available to artists as soon as possible. In this way, Waag Society is a catalyst that brings to light new insights and solutions. The work that arises here is both innovative and iconic.
Impact Hubs are where change goes to work. Part innovation lab, part business incubator, and part community center, we offer our members a unique ecosystem of resources, inspiration, and collaboration opportunities to grow impact. We believe a better world evolves through the combined accomplishments of creative, committed and compassionate individuals focused on a common purpose. Joining our diverse community of members and collaborators will inspire, connect, and enable you to develop your best work every step of the way.
"Ghent is an open, inclusive, smart and child-friendly city. It connects all forces to develop the city into a lasting and livable whole and in doing so shapes the future.
Ghent wants to be a creative forerunner in the transition towards a climate-neutral city. We are building an eco-friendly and diversified economy that brings welfare for all.
By doing so, we develop a community of responsible citizens who can develop themselves freely and who can count on the necessary support." .
CIHEAM Bari is a Centre for post-graduate training, applied scientific research and design of in loco partnership actions within the framework of international research and cooperation programmes. it works in four thematic areas: “Land and water resources management”, “Integrated pest management of Mediterranean fruit tree crops”, “Mediterranean organic farming” and “Sustainable agriculture and rural development”. CIHEAM BARI is the Italian Headquarters of CIHEAM, the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies, a Mediterranean intergovernmental organisation founded in 1962 and devoted to the sustainable development of agriculture and fisheries, food and nutrition security and rural and coastal areas. The CIHEAM collaborates with several international and regional organisations, is composed of 13 member States (Albania, Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey) and operates through its 4 Institutes based in Bari (Italy), Chania (Greece), Montpellier (France) and Zaragoza (Spain). The General Secretariat is based in Paris. In line with CIHEAM’s Action Plan 2025 for the Mediterranean (CAPMED 2025), CIHEAM Bari is involved in a number of activities which provide a platform for institutions and organizations wishing to cooperate across the Mediterranean area.