Interreg VA Italia Malta Program
Enabling Network-based Innovation through Services and Institutional Engagement
Priority Axis 2
Promoting the competitiveness in the cross-border area
To promote the creation and the smart, sustainable and inclusive growth of enterprises (micro, small and medium-sized).
To support the employment in the cross-border area and in those sectors with a positive social and environmental impact.
The circular mobility of qualified young people and the processes of internationalization and consolidation of innovative SMEs on both sides of cross-border territories.
Asymmetries and complementarities
The success of the project is based on the ability to exploit the asymmetries and complementarities that are still little valued by cross-border territories, to accelerate innovation in crucial areas such as Food, Digital health and sustainable tourism.
Not only in its prevailing subject of intervention, social innovation, but also in the novelty of its approach which is four times innovative.
derived from the direct experience of practitioners
to incubators for business and social innovation
in its work on policies, practices and enabling factors
able to maintain an overall view and a balance between the side of “enterprise” and the one of “social” to get to a true Social Enterprise
Innovation as a service
Through cross-pollination between social innovation practices, Open Innovation services for businesses and spaces for innovation.
Experimental delivery of innovative services to companies that promote social impact also through social innovation practices
SPACES FOR INNOVATION
Enhancement, updating, connection and incentive for the establishment of collaborative spaces devoted to social innovation (co-working spaces, fab-labs, etc.)
DIGITAL PLATFORM FOR NETWORKING, EXCHANGE AND SYNERGIES
Creation of a platform that supports and promotes a stable system of networking, exchange of services and good practices, cross-border synergies, internationalisation in the EU-Med space among the realities that bring about social innovation
LEGISLATIVE REFORMS AND INSTITUTIONAL AWARENESS
Strengthening of the debate in Sicily and Malta on social enterprise legislation and the third sector aimed at improving legislation and institutional awareness