Project FOST INNO aims to contribute to the long-term growth of tourism in the Adriatic-Ionian Region through innovations capacity building.
This call is the activity implemented by the project FOST INNO (Fostering Tourism Innovation System in Adriatic-Ionian Region), which is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the Instrument for Pre-Accession II Fund. Within the priority axis “Innovative and smart region” of the Interreg ADRION 2014-2020 programme, FOST INNO has been contributing to the long-term sustainable growth of tourism in the Adriatic-Ionian Region through innovations capacity building.
PURPOSE OF THE CALL
PUBLIC CALL is a call for selection of two best innovative ideas that will support and foster the development of sustainable tourism in the Adriatic-Ionian Region.
SUBJECT OF THE CALL
Following categories of innovations are eligible for this call:
- Innovative product (new or significantly improved product)
- Innovative service (new or significantly improved service)
- Innovative business model or business process (new or significantly improved business model or process, that is different from the existing ones and is an innovative way of performing business to achieve higher added value of the company or process).
- Regional and national significance
- Financial/business prospects
WHO CAN APPLY?
Public call is open for everyone who has an idea that can contribute to the development of sustainable tourism and who wishes to test his/her idea on the Adriatic-Ionian market: individuals, non-profit and profit organizations, SMEs, public authorities, tourism organizations, etc.
BENEFITS FOR THE TWO BEST SELECTED IDEAS
- Support in the development process of the idea (for all applicants, through training and e-consultations)
- Piloting by external experts (in Slovenia, for two best ideas)
- Market analysis for the Adriatic-Ionian Region (6 FOST INNO partner countries: Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Albania; for two best ideas)
- Dissemination and publicity
31st March, 2019 Deadline for proposal submission
11th February – 30th March, 2019 Supporting actions: training, e-consultations
15th May, 2019 Announcement of the two winners
1st July – 1st September, 2019 Piloting & Market analysis
1st September – 30th September, 2019 Best innovations evaluation events (in 6 Adriatic Ionian countries)
December 2019 Best innovation award conference (Slovenia)
Public call is open until March 31st. During this period, one-day training and
e-consultations will be available for everybody needing help in developing his/her own innovative idea. For more info about the exact dates of training, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Based on the selection criteria defined in this call, on May 15th 2019, the Management Council of the Adriatic-Ionian Tourism Innovation Centre will announce two winners – two best innovative ideas.
During July and August, independent external experts will complete the market analysis and piloting of two ideas. The results of the piloting phase will be presented to the public during September on six events that will be held in 6 countries of Adriatic-Ionian Region.
In December 2019, during the final conference of the FOST INNO project, the winners will receive a special acknowledgement from the Adriatic-Ionian Tourism Innovation Centre.
SUBMISSION OF THE APPLICATION
Online submission: Google form link
Idea proposal: Word form link
INTERREG ADRION is European transnational programme that invests in regional innovation systems, cultural and natural heritage, environmental resilience, sustainable transport and mobility as well as capacity building. By bringing together eight Partner States, ADRION aims to act as a policy driver and governance innovator for the benefit of more than 70 million people in the Adriatic and Ionian Region.
ADRIATIC-IONIAN REGION (ADRION) covers eight Partner States, of which four are EU Member States (Croatia, Greece, Italy, and Slovenia), three are candidate countries (Albania, Montenegro, Serbia) and one is a potential candidate country (Bosnia and Herzegovina). The geographical area of each Partner State covers its national territory except for Italy, where programme area covers 12 regions and 2 provinces.
FOST INNO project aims to contribute to the long-term growth of tourism in the Adriatic Ionian Region through innovations capacity building. The overall objective of the project is to improve and ensure long-term competitiveness of the Adriatic-Ionian area by enhancing innovation capacity in sustainable tourism.
INNOVATION is by this call a new or significantly improved product, service, or process that is presented on the market. It represents a significant improvement and benefit for its user.
SUSTAINABLE TOURISM is by this call tourism that fully takes into account current and future economic, social, and environmental impacts which address the needs of visitors, industry, environment, and host communities.
INNOVATIVE SOLUTION IN SUSTAINABLE TOURISM is a new or significantly improved product, process, or service that fully takes into account current and future economic, social, and environmental impacts which addresses the needs of visitors, industry, the environment, and host communities. It represents a significant improvement and benefit for the tourist provider or guest.
CONTACT FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
All collected personal data will be used only for the purpose of the Public call for innovative solutions in sustainable tourism in Adriatic-Ionian Region.
The applicants/idea creators will not gain any financial benefit for idea testing, directly or indirectly.
Innovation idea will remain the sole property of the applicant.