New Business opportunities & Environmental suSTainability using MED GRAPE nanotechnological products

Countries: Italy, France, Tunisia, Lebanon, Jordan
Programme: ENI CBC MED 2014-2020

Based on the R&D experience of the partners in the fields of grape valorization, waste exploitation and development of nanotechnological antioxidant/anti-inflammatory/anti-neurodegenerative formulations, BESTMEDGRAPE was aimed at supporting the creation of new startups/SMEs by transferring scientific/technological knowledge on local grape cultivars and the exploitation of wine by-products as a source of bioactive compounds that can be transformed into innovative commercial health products.



Cross Border Living Laboratories for Agroforestry

Countries: Italy, Greece, Lebanon, Jordan
Programme: ENI CBC MED 2014-2020

LIVINGAGRO project was aimed at sharing innovations related to agroforestry with stakeholders working with olives and grazed woodlands in Mediterranean countries, in order to help them increase profitability, sustainability, and biodiversity in the face of limited resources and environmental constraints. LIVINGAGRO tackled these issues using an open innovation approach, with two Living Laboratories enabling interactions among innovators and stakeholders. After conducting surveys and discussions to learn about stakeholders’ needs, the LIVINGAGRO team presented technological developments, practical research results, and other types of innovation to stakeholders who will benefit from them in both financial and environmental terms.


Incubators for innovation and technological transfer in the Mediterranean

Countries: Greece, Egypt, Spain, Tunisia
Programme: ENI CBC MED 2014-2020

INTECMED was aimed at developing an integrated innovation ecosystem at local level to support technological transfer and commercialization of research results. The project used the methodology of Business Ready Innovation Mechanism (BRIM) to develop a shared vision of how to build start-ups overcoming inexperience and the gap between academic knowledge and business development. This methodology was implemented by creating regional alliances, facility points, mentorship programmes and innovation exhibitions, where investors and innovators had the opportunity to exchange their ideas and business opportunities.


Technological Transfer for Logistics Innovation in Mediterranean area

Countries: Italy, Egypt, Lebanon, Spain, Tunisia
Programme: ENI CBC MED 2014-2020

TECHLOG wanted to strengthen ties between academia and the (trans)port industry (namely the transport inside port areas) in the Mediterranean region. Concretely, TECHLOG encouraged joint Technology Transfer Initiatives (TTI) to achieve common quality standards for transport and port specialized staff. A Mediterranean Open Lab was created to promote and share those initiatives within the (trans)port communities. These TTI were tested through pilot actions, in real port operators, and involved trained staff. For the sake of efficiency and consistency, the project focused on advanced simulation technologies which are, beyond the shadow of a doubt, among the key success factors for both port workers and port operators.


Mobilizing new Areas of Investments And Together Aiming to increase Quality of life for All

Countries: Greece, Italy, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Spain
Programme: ENI CBC MED 2014-2020

MAIA-TAQA concerned resource efficiency (RE) services (consulting, engineering and operations) to deal with the pressure on the environment, by setting up demonstrators in 3 Mediterranean pilot areas where innovative services were applied: they were related to micro-grids, photovoltaic energy, energy storage, solar thermal technologies and water sanitation and purification. Partners developed solutions for each identified barrier: a capacity building program (tackling the lack of skills); an innovation desk (to respond to the lack of information); guidelines (with reference to the lack of regulation); vouchers (concerning the lack of finance) and targeted B2B events (tackling the lack of specific matchmaking). The main final beneficiaries were SMEs (especially from the environmental/utility/building sectors) that could profit from a set of supporting instruments to overcome the existing barriers and reduce the risks linked to innovation.


COllaborative Network for European Clinical Trials For Children

Countries: Pan-European
Programme: Horizon 2020

C4C CONECT4CHILDREN is a large collaborative European network that aims to facilitate the development of new drugs and other therapies for the entire pediatric population. It is a pioneering opportunity to build capacity for the implementation of multinational pediatric clinical trials whilst ensuring the needs of babies, children, young people and their families are met. C4C is committed to meeting the needs of pediatric patients thanks to a novel collaboration between the academic and the private sectors, which includes 36 academic and 10 industry partners and around 500 affiliated partners.



Master in Climate Change, Agriculture and Sustainable Rural Development

Countries: Ecuador, Italy, Peru, Spain
Programme: Erasmus+

The Project was aimed at improving the higher education training offer on urgent issues common to two Latin American neighboring countries, Ecuador and Peru, by implementing an interuniversity Research Master Course in Climate Change, Agriculture and Rural Sustainable Development in the Latin American Universities involved in the Consortium, while enhancing the quality of teaching and contributing to strengthen cross-border cooperation between Ecuador and Peru  as well as between them and EU Programme countries. A new Master Course on climate change with a focus on Agriculture and Sustainable development, in each local University both in Ecuador and Peru, contributed to build the expertise and train professionals able to conduct studies and to plan and implement reliable measures to respond to climate change challenges and threats in crucial sectors.