The ACSELL project is funded under Interreg Europe Programme through the European Regional Development Fund. It aims at sensitising the public sector, innovation intermediaries and SMEs towards the user integration in the early stage of the innovation process and towards expanding SME competencies by following the interregional living lab approach. Access to smart, integrated interregional policy instruments, a vibrant ecosystem and relevant competencies will pave the way towards demand-driven and thus effective and efficient innovation.
This will be achieved through study visits based on comprehensive self-assessments, knowledge exchange and mutual learning by identifying transferable good practices and hacking regional policy challenges and last but not least accelerating innovative capacities through improved innovation policy and access to SME policy instruments.
The CEI-Executive Secretariat will participate in sharing practices and experiences in the mutual learning activities, support the multidisciplinary advisory panel and participate in the twinning initiatives. The lessons learned and experience gained will be transferred to the CEI member countries. The project is for a total of 48 months (until 31st July 2023).