CAB

TO1

Strengthening research, technological development and innovation

The project in numbers
Duration:
30 months
Start date: 02.10.17
End date: 31.03.20
N. Partner: 8
 
Progress
Budget:
1.306.082,72€
Budget FERS:
1.110.170,31€

The project in numbers

Duration: 
30 months
Start / End: 
02.10.17 to 31.03.20
Project progress: 
100%
Budget: 
1306082.72€
Budget FERS: 
1110170.31€

CAB

A cross-border business accelerator for Smart Specialisation Strategies
Priority Axis 1

Promoting innovation capacities for a more competitive area

Specific Objective: 
OS 1.1.
Investment Priority: 
PI 1b
Typology: 
Standard
Overall Objective of the Project: 

To improve the overall capacity for innovation in order to increase the Program area’s competitiveness thanks to a network of Italian and Slovenian key players who will jointly develop, test and ultimately implement a new cross-border service for business acceleration capable of promoting investments in the development of new innovative products and services and the transfer of technologies from R&D centres to companies, especially SMEs.

Project summary: 

The CAB (Cross-border Acceleration Bridge) project tackles a common challenge in the Program area concerning the low efficiency of the technology transfer of research results to companies, with the aim of improving the innovation capacity of the Program area itself (namely by insisting upon the sectors of specialisation identified by the S3), thus increasing its overall competitiveness and bolstering collaboration among the key actors of the cross-border innovation ecosystem. In fact, the CAB project’s objective is to create a network of Italian and Slovenian players who will test and ultimately implement a new cross-border service for business acceleration capable of promoting investments in the development of innovative products/services and the transfer of technologies from R&D centres to companies. It is hoped that, thanks to the new service offered, a greater number of SMEs will exploit the opportunities to collaborate with R&D centres in order to grow on the international markets. 3 main outputs will be produced during the course of the project: 1) 6 cross-border research activities on the topic of business acceleration; 2) cross-border cooperation between innovative SMEs and R&D centres; and 3) experimental implementation of a business acceleration model for a test group of 20 companies. By favouring the adoption of new technologies, technological diversification from existing specialisations, and the development of new economic activities, the results-oriented approach will ensure a tangible impact in terms of start-ups and SMEs developing unexpressed potential in the S3 sectors. The original distinctive aspect of the CAB project lies precisely in the cross-border approach adopted for the design of business support tools, which exploits the peculiarities of the two markets: the Slovenian market offers an ideal test environment for the initial phase of their development, while the Italian market offers greater potential for their growth.

Main results: 

The primary result is the increase in cooperation among the key players of the Program’s innovation ecosystem, (Universities, R&D centres, companies, organisations supporting companies in the S3 sectors of Slovenia and the Italian regions of Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia) through the creation of a long-lasting cross-border network that will implement the innovative cross-border business acceleration service for SMEs. The model proposed by the CAB project will offer the PPs and the other actors involved the opportunity to act as a collective intra-regional system for the creation and growth of high value-added companies throughout the territory. The ability of companies to operate in two languages, two cultures, and in two business contexts is a competitive advantage that will broaden their horizons well beyond the cross-border territory, to include all the EU member states and the rest of world as well. On the one hand, the joint activities will consolidate the cooperation between the key players in the cross-border area, while on the other hand, they will offer new match-making opportunities among young entrepreneurs, investors and businesses on an intra- and inter-regional scale.
The second result of the project is the increased development of the production systems that characterise the territory, thus allowing new resources to be intercepted to supplement national and regional funding, as well as private investments. The selection of the companies that will participate in the project activities will focus upon production companies operating in the key S3 sectors (Friuli Venezia Giulia: Agri-food, Engineering and housing supply chain, Maritime technologies, Smart health, Culture, creativity and tourism; Veneto: Smart Agrifood, Sustainable Living, Smart Manufacturing and Creative Industries; Slovenia: Housing and work environment, Natural and Traditional Resources for the Future, and Industry). The link with the S3 sectors guarantees the Program area a competitive advantage by increasing the development of the production systems that characterise the territory, thus allowing new resources to be intercepted to supplement national and regional funding, as well as private investments.

Partner

Lead Partner

Friuli Innovazione Centro di Ricerca e di Trasferimento Tecnologico Scarl

Udine
ITA

Project partner 1

Inštitut za razvoj startupov in mladih podjetij ABC

Osrednjeslovenska
SLO

Project partner 2

Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia

Venezia
ITA

Project partner 3

Univerza na Primorskem

Obalno-kraška
SLO

Project partner 4

Università degli Studi di Trieste

Trieste
ITA

Project partner 5

Gospodarska zbornica Slovenije

Osrednjeslovenska
SLO

Project partner 6

SMART COM d.o.o. informacijski in komunikacijski sistemi

Osrednjeslovenska
SLO

Project partner 7

Gruppo Euris S.p.A.

Trieste
ITA

Documents

Poster evento annuale 30/05/2018Poster evento annuale 30/05/2018
CAB_ITA_1.pdf
( 514 bytes, published on 7 June, 2018 - 13:35 )
1° CALL_selected startups.pdf
( 83 bytes, published on 14 September, 2018 - 10:14 )
CAB - Booklet_Acceleration model.pdf
( 4 bytes, published on 31 January, 2020 - 13:23 )
CAB - Folder.pdf
( 4 bytes, published on 31 January, 2020 - 13:23 )
CAB - leaflet.pdf
( 1 byte, published on 31 January, 2020 - 13:23 )
CAB - Posters.pdf
( 4 bytes, published on 31 January, 2020 - 13:23 )
CAB - R1 - Literature review.pdf
( 1 byte, published on 31 January, 2020 - 13:23 )
CAB - R2 - S3 Analysis.pdf
( 359 bytes, published on 31 January, 2020 - 13:23 )
CAB - R6 - Key factors.pdf
( 309 bytes, published on 31 January, 2020 - 13:23 )
CAB EXPO-motivation text- word invitation220719.pdf
( 309 bytes, published on 31 January, 2020 - 13:23 )
CAB- Pen.pdf
( 2 bytes, published on 31 January, 2020 - 13:23 )
CAB_1_call.pdf
( 925 bytes, published on 31 January, 2020 - 13:23 )
CAB_2_call.pdf
( 838 bytes, published on 31 January, 2020 - 13:23 )
CAB_onepager.pdf
( 535 bytes, published on 31 January, 2020 - 13:23 )
CAB_Welcome kit.pdf
( 764 bytes, published on 31 January, 2020 - 13:23 )
CAB-demo_day_invitation.pdf
( 2 bytes, published on 31 January, 2020 - 13:23 )
CAB-roll-up.pdf
( 8 bytes, published on 31 January, 2020 - 13:23 )

Objectives and Activities

The CAB Cross Border Acceleration project has developed and tested an acceleration program aimed at making companies in the Italy-Slovenia Program Area more competitive on international markets. CAB's distinctive element arises from the intuition and experience of the promoting partners - Friuli Innovazione (lead partner) and ABC Accelerator (business accelerator Alpe Adria ecosystem) - considering the cross-border characteristic of the area as the central element on which to develop acceleration tools of business for startups and innovative SMEs. The CAB acceleration program was implemented by leveraging the peculiarities of the two markets: Slovenia as a test market and Italy as a scale up market. The added value is represented by a strategic partnership of excellence composed by the main stakeholders of the cross-border research and innovation ecosystem, including two innovative companies (Euris spa and Smart Doo).

 

ACTIVITIES IMPLEMENTED AND RESULTS

Thanks to the CAB partnership network, the companies selected for the Acceleration Program had the opportunity to develop a cooperation network with the R&D facilities present in the area and, ultimately, to improve their own competences to access the global market.

The main results achieved include: -

  1. the publication of a compendium with the results of the research on business acceleration;
    https://www.ita-slo.eu/sites/default/files/progetti/CAB%20-%20Booklet_Acceleration%20model.pdf
  2. the development of the business model of the CAB Acceleration Program;
  3. the activation of territorial CAB POINTS;
  4. The selection of 21 projects / companies through 2 Calls published in IT and SLO;
    https://www.ita-slo.eu/sites/default/files/progetti/CAB_1_call.pdf
    https://www.ita-slo.eu/sites/default/files/progetti/CAB_2_call.pdf
  5. The development of a network of cross-border mentors;
  6. the experimentation of the new CAB acceleration program carried out in two test rounds: the first for start-up; the second for innovative projects proposed by SMEs;
    https://www.ita-slo.eu/sites/default/files/progetti/1%C2%B0%20CALL_selected%20startups.pdf 
  7. the realization of 57 cross-border events with the involvement of over 6500 participants.
  8. 1 cross-border event called CAB EXPO which involved about a hundred participants including startups, companies, investors, experts and students.
    (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cs13ZqmaCY4)

 

 

The results achieved constitute a concrete basis for the further development of a cross-border acceleration program "of excellence" between Italy and Slovenia. Future redesigns will be able to take advantage of the following assets: - a tested acceleration model divided into two macro-actions with distinct objectives and implementation territories (north-east Italy and Slovenia); -A cross-border mentor network for service / product prototyping in Slovenia and go to market in Italy - A successful collaboration model and network.

Contacts

Friuli Innovazione Centro di Ricerca e di Trasferimento Tecnologico Scarl

0039 0432629911
Via Jacopo Linussio 51, 33100 Udine, Italia
friulinnovazione@legalmail.it
Pozzar Francesca
francesca.pozzar@friulinnovazione.it

Inštitut za razvoj startupov in mladih podjetij ABC

00386 (0) 40456697
Šmartinska cesta 152, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija
info@abc-accelerator.com
Bernard Grum
bernard@abc-accelerator.com

Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia

0039 0412348337
Dorsoduro 3246, 30123 Venezia, Italia
protocollo@pec.unive.it
Prof. Bagnoli Carlo
ricerca.managament@unive.it

Univerza na Primorskem

00386 (0) 56117500
Titov trg 4, 6000 Koper/Capodistria, Slovenija
raziskovalna.sluzba@fm-kp.si
Kosančič Mihaela
raziskovalna.sluzba@fm-kp.si

Università degli Studi di Trieste

0039 0405582543
Piazzale Europa 1, 34123, Trieste, Italia
deams@pec.units.it
Tracogna Andrea
ANDREA.TRACOGNA@deams.units.it

Gospodarska zbornica Slovenije

00386 (0) 15898000
Dimičeva ulica 13, 1000 Ljubljana Slovenija
stasa.baloh-plahutnik@gzs.si
Staša Baloh Plahutnik
Stasa.baloh-plahtnik@gzs.si

SMART COM d.o.o. informacijski in komunikacijski sistemi

00386 (0) 15611606
Brnčičeva ulica 45, 1231 Ljubljana – Črnuče, Slovenija
info@smart-com.si
Arso Savanovi
arso.savanovic@smart-com.si

Gruppo Euris S.p.A.

0039 04089801
Via Caboto 19/1, 34147 Trieste, Italia
gruppoeuris@legalmail.it
Federico Sita
federico.sita@euris.it

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