The INVITE Project
Europe is a world-leading knowledge generator. Yet, a great deal of this knowledge often remains underexploited and does not make it to the market. This market failure, coined as the European Paradox over 20 years ago, still persists and implies that many R&I investments do not turn into economic and societal benefits.
Open innovation has the potential to address this persisting paradox. INVITE taps into this potential and introduces an innovative digital platform, the Open Innovation 2.0 Lab (OI2LAB), to address some well-known challenges of the European R&I landscape.
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About OI2 Lab
The OI2Lab provides a suite of demand-driven services and digital tools to stimulate open innovation across Europe and empower businesses to tap into its potential in order to collaborate, innovate and grow. Its objectives are to:
OI2Lab arsenal of digital tools
Join us at the OI2Lab and make the most out of our services and tools
Participate in OI2Lab's running open calls and competitions
OI2Lab currently has open calls and competitions running. Apply now to:
- Win a €5000 innovation voucher to kick start your own open innovation project addressing challenges set by global businesses
- Get support from OI2 Lab innovation advisors to identify, connect and collaborate with suitable partners across borders
- Access coaching and tools that can help you improve your investment readiness along with your pitching technique
Welcome to INVITE
Join us to discover funding and networking opportunities for European SMEs looking to innovate and promote their business internationally.
We have the pleasure to announce that 53 innovation teams have applied to the Second round of the competition “Improve your Investment Readiness”.
7 innovative companies from Italy, Germany and UK and will be rewarded with short professional video on their innovation, Business plan review or pitching coaching, in order to better engage with private investors.
The Winners are:
We are glad to announce that our open call for " Boosting business growth through open innovation " closed on December 2nd 2019.
We received a total of 67 eligible proposals for this call and now, with the evaluation and selection process completed, we will be awarding a total amount of 180.000 EUR to 36 promising proposals.
The deadline for our on-going competition Improve your Investment Readiness has been extended. If you haven‘t get your chance yet to win a professional video on your innovation, pitching coaching or business plan review, take advantage of this extension and complete your application by 2nd December 2019, 17:00 CET.