Our Project Coordinator Nuno Almeida was invited to contribute to the European Week of Regions and Cities, which was held between 11-14th October 2021. In this opportunity, the INCORE project was selected to be presented at an online Participatory Lab session entitled “Building smart and sustainable regions: Entrepreneurship and innovation in higher education”. The second half of the session had a World Café format, in which participants rotated in online breakout rooms to interact directly with projects in the HEI Initiative community.
This was the first opportunity in which INCORE could be formally presented in an event. Nuno represented the consortium with a 10-minutes pitch, which was followed by questions and input from the audience, as well as comments regarding future collaboration to the INCORE initiative.
The presentation covered an overview of the consortium, the main vision and objectives of the project. In addition, our coordinator introduced the ways in which INCORE focuses on supporting and growing innovation in the EU Outermost Regions.
The workshop gathered HEIs, regional authorities and other interested participants to help strengthen the connection between the EIT, its innovation communities, and a new generation of Smart Specialisation Strategies.