Innovation vouchers are an innovative tool for the Creative and Cultural sector, at least as regards the regions involved in Chebec.
Following the implementation of training activities and advisory services by each region to help selected beneficiaries in Octobre 2018 develop a strategic mindset for accessing foreign markets, some of them had the opportunity to participate in mobility actions in Seville, Marseille, and soon Bologna. Still focus on broadening their networks and meet potential partners and clients, the innovation voucher system was finally the latest initiative of this support mechanism.
Innovation vouchers are an innovative tool for the Creative and Cultural sector, at least as regards the regions involved in Chebec. Innovation vouchers provide as an additional support for the development of joint initiatives as a result of the international activities carried out previously, with the goal of further developing them, according to an innovative methodology, that will take into account the overall results of the services tested by the beneficiaries. This programme is intended for collaborations between organizations in MED (Chebec) regions, cross activities to develop new actions, internationalization actions and innovation processes.
- funding specific activities related to internationalization (and innovation) implemented by CCIs companies and professionals;
- testing and assessing an implementation mechanism of the vouchers and developing a routine to fund “innovation vouchers” that may be used in other contexts.
The Innovation Voucher is awarded by Chebec partners who have a dedicated budget for this task to distribute among their own beneficiaries according to two criteria : the quality of the project content and internationalization objectives, and the technical and economic feasibility. As for the previous phases of the pilot actions, calls, candidatures and applications will be directly handled by each partner, following the common guidelines and respecting common deadlines and duties.
All the selected projects will be unveiled soon…