Inno-Quarter helps start-ups brave the pandemic

After two years of successfully helping start-ups test their innovations at European festivals, 2020 was not the best year for the Inno-Quarter project. The big problem was that the Covid-19 pandemic shut down this year’s festivals. But rather than waiting for the virus to disappear, we decided to look for new opportunities to help start-ups at a time when they need it the most.

Inno-Quarter aims to speed up the start-up ecosystem in the North Sea Region. Why? Because 9 out of 10 innovations fail due to insufficient testing. To fast-track the innovation process and prevent failures, we set out to help start-ups test their innovations at European festivals.

A festival is comparable to a small society where people need to eat, drink and sleep. And because festival areas are mostly closed areas, it is easy to measure a lot of things. This data can be used to improve the innovations and to make the launch to the market easier.

 

This article of project leader Dennis Sieperda has been published on the website of North Sea Blog. 

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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 we do!

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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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Inno-Quarter visits HOWEST in Kortrijk, Belgium

07 February 2019

In November the partners of Inno-Quarter visited Kortrijk for the thirth partner meeting.

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Fourth partner meeting Aarhus

10 January 2019

Event date: 02/26/2019 09:00:00 - 02/27/2019 20:00:00

Danish partner WorldPerfect invites partners to Aarhus for the partner …

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The scope of the Inno-Quarter project has officially changed from TRL 5-8 to TRL 1-9

18 May 2018

The scope of the Inno-Quarter project has officially changed from TRL* 5-8 to TRL 1-9.

In the original application we proposed to focus just on TRL 5-8. Now we have permission from the secretariat…

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The application period is officially closed.

18 May 2018

The application period for 2018 is officially closed. No more start-ups can apply for an exchange on the 3 festivals this Summer.

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Website

10 April 2018

To look for start-ups Inno-Quarter designed a special website.

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Newsletter Inno-Quarter

10 April 2018

The first Newsletter of Inno-Quarter is ready.

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