Welcome to Inno-Quarter's webspace. Inno-Quarter is a project co-funded by the North Sea Region Programme 2014 - 2020.

Inno-Quarter provides a new way to short track innovation processes and improve the cost-effectiveness of startup support mechanisms and redirect funds towards sustainable commercialisation of more innovations.

The North Sea region (NSR) scores low in EU innovation indexes in terms of commercialisation. SMEs/entrepreneurs often lack the means to go beyond the development stage or fail soon after commercialisation. This because many companies initiate innovation processes in isolation within the company or an unsufficient network, which causes difficulties in attracting investors, finding potential customers, and acquiring raw resources to enlarge production.

Furthermore, a lot of bright ideas eventually end up in a prototype phase, however, as soon as these must be tested in a real-time environment, the means and expertise to facilitate this process are lacking, this is where Inno-Quarter comes in at the start of TRL0 till 4 or TRL5 till 8. IQ will facilitate entrepreneurs with an integral public service that is organised at existing events, most common festivals. The innovation quarters should reduce the costs of conventional start-up programmes, by reducing the time needed to validate a product/service with 2 years. IQ will provide entrepreneurs with: possibility to develop new products/services, end-user feedback for products/business models/services ready for market uptake, business support platform, enabler of product/service development.

Quadruple helix partnerships of public authorities/development agencies, knowledge institutes, private partners and the community, represented by the IQ beneficiaries, will jointly develop, test and evaluate this service in several regions to come to a validated method available for adoption throughout the NSR.

Look for more information also on www.innoquarter.eu

 

Latest Project News

Aalborg University and Inno-Quarter: Researching festival labs for sustainable and entrepreneurial innovation

16 April 2019

Inno-Quarter is in the process of developing support programmes for innovators within a partnership of five North Sea regions: North and Central De…

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Inno-Quarter visits Worldperfect in Aarhus, Denmark

05 April 2019

The project leader David Zomer welcomes all partners of the Inno-Quarter partnership in Aarhus. New faces to this meeting are Peter Uppman of Region H…

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The first Inno-Quarter communication games

05 March 2019

To stimulate the partners to communicate the leadpartner Province of Fryslân decided to start a competetion. All the partner can choose there own pric…

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NSR BLOG about the Inno-Quarter project

05 March 2019

The North Sea Region Programme did a interview with lead partner Provincie Fryslân and partner Nordic Surfers about our project. A nice view of what w…

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Call 2019 open!

07 February 2019

The call for the 2019 festival season is open! This year we have 4 festivals.

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