DIVA

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Strengthening research, technological development and innovation

The project in numbers
Duration:
36 months
Start date: 01.03.19
End date: 28.02.22
N. Partner: 15
 
Progress
Budget:
3.525.018,70€
Budget FERS:
2.996.265,87€

The project in numbers

Duration: 
36 months
Start / End: 
01.03.19 to 28.02.22
Project progress: 
58%
Budget: 
3525018.70€
Budget FERS: 
2996265.87€

DIVA

Development of ecosystems and innovation value chains: supporting cross-border innovation through Creative Industries - Strategic Theme 2 - Creative Industry
Priority Axis 1

Promoting innovation capacities for a more competitive area

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

The overall objective of the project is to create an ecosystem of cross-border cooperation in which social and technological innovations for the future society will emerge.

The basic intention is to improve cross-border cooperation between Italian and Slovenian innovation platforms, educational institutions and small and medium-sized enterprises. We pay particular attention to the development and implementation of methodologies to facilitate and encourage collaboration between creative and artistic individuals or organizations and SMEs. Integrating an artistic mindset and art-thinking approaches into innovation processes will enable the flow of visionary ideas into technological, commercial and social innovations.

All organizations from the Interreg ITA-SLO area interested in various opportunities for cooperation within the DIVA project are invited to contact us ([email protected]) or to directly evaluate their potential and readiness for ART - BUSINESS collaboration through the web questionnaire - AAT: http://diva-borderless.eu/en/aat/.

Project summary: 

The basic purpose of the DIVA project is to create an innovation environment related to the economy (SME), which will successfully perform on the global market in the field of digital transformation and smart technologies and communities. Within the framework of the project, we will establish ecosystem connections between existing and newly established innovation platforms in which the co-creation of economy, art thinking, design thinking and various social initiatives will take place.
By mapping, analyzing, modelling and piloting, we will enable the inception of an innovation, production and user ecosystem, in which chain structures will be established in which different chain-rings cling innovators with the economy, so that the flow from idea to verified and practical solution is as fast and long-term successful (sustainable) as possible.

Creating cross-border ecosystem connections is seen as an opportunity to connect and develop the capacities of advanced technology companies and technologically literate social groups that will take the lead in raising the readiness level of traditional industry and mainstream society to adopt the principles of digital transformation and the circular economy.

Main results: 

In the first phase of the project DIVA we will create the conditions for a better understanding of the innovation dynamics in which we will collect, systematize and analyze various examples of collaborations between intermedia art, creative practices and the economy. In this way, we will create methodological frameworks for establishing innovative development platforms that will take part in technological and social innovations for the society of the future.

In the second phase of the project, we will establish regional innovation hubs that will be linked to interested SMEs. Here we will develop methodological approaches for cooperation with modern and traditional companies that will be able to participate in innovation protocols to address their needs. At the same time, we will lead a series of support activities to create a participatory environment for individuals and social groups, which will be sensitized and educated for quality and participatory coexistence with new high-tech solutions.

The third level of the project will be the realization of concrete pilot projects with which we will test the cooperation between individual actors in the innovation, development and application processes regardless of whether the results of pilots are technological application or social innovation. In this regard, it is important to emphasize that due to their experimental and developmental nature, pilots are not necessarily directed towards actual results on the market.

Partner

Partnership involves the 15 project partners and an associated partner.

The presence of 15 partners is necessary to best ensure the principle of greater cohesion of the program area, through a balanced territorial impact of all the actions that will contribute to activating processes of replicability and capitalization of interventions throughout the program area. The complexity of the project intervention, its innovativeness and the need to involve a wide range of skills and professionalism justify the number of bodies involved.

The lead partner and the 14 project partners are presented below.

The project involves the following associated partner: Governmental Service for Development and European Cohesion Policy, Slovenia.

Lead Partner

Camera di Commercio Industria Artigianato e Agricoltura di Venezia Rovigo

Venezia
ITA

Project partner 1

Regione del Veneto – Direzione Beni Attività Culturali e Sport

Venezia
ITA

Project partner 2

Università Iuav di Venezia

Venezia
ITA

Project partner 3

ECIPA Scarl

Venezia
ITA

Project partner 4

Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia – Direzione centrale cultura e sport

Trieste
ITA

Project partner 5

Informest - Agenzia per lo Sviluppo e la Cooperazione Economica Internazionale

Gorizia
ITA

Project partner 6

Friuli Innovazione - Centro di Ricerca e Trasferimento Tecnologico

Udine
ITA

Project partner 7

Area Science Park

Trieste
ITA

Project partner 8

Tehnološki park Ljubljana d.o.o.

Osrednjeslovenska
SLO

Project partner 9

Univerza v Novi Gorici, Akademija umetnosti

Goriška
SLO

Project partner 10

ARCTUR Računalniški inženiring d.o.o.

Goriška
SLO

Project partner 11

Primorski tehnološki park d.o.o.

Obalno-kraška
SLO

Project partner 12

Zavod za kulturo, umetnost in izobraževanje Kersnikova

Osrednjeslovenska
SLO

Project partner 13

Gospodarska zbornica Slovenije

Osrednjeslovenska
SLO

Project partner 14

RRA Zeleni kras d.o.o

Primorsko-Notranjska
SLO

Documents

DIVA posterDIVA poster
DIVA_poster_A3_IT_May19.pdf
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DIVA leafletDIVA leaflet
Flyer_game_v04.pdf
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DIVA rollupDIVA rollup
DIVA_rollup_June19_preview.pdf
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Objectives and Activities

Specific objectives of the project are:

1. To raise awareness of the value and methods of innovation generated by art (Art Thinking) by identifying the trends connected to its use in the product design of SMEs and increasing the propensity of local communities to the innovation generated by art.

Activities:

  • Analysis of user requirements and SWOT analysis.
  • Activities for the consolidation of cross-border cooperation between actors and awareness-raising actions.
  • Development of the DIVA cooperation model.

2. Translation of artistic thought methods for the generation of disruptive innovations for economic and social development in the cross-border area thanks to new creative platforms (Hub).

Activities:

  • Development of tools to facilitate cross-fertilization between ICCs and "traditional" SMEs.
  • Capacity-building activities addressed to local operators to facilitate the meeting between ICC and traditional SMEs.
  • Definition of local operator networks and awareness for cooperation between users.
  • Definition of HUBs to strengthen cooperation between ICCs and SMEs.
  • Identification and implementation of programs to increase the propensity for creativity and innovation for children, young people, etc.

3. Experimentation of the cross-border strengthening of cooperation between companies, technology, arts, science and communities for the co-creation of technical and social innovations through pilot projects.

Activities:

  • Cross-border preparatory activities for the structuring of a management system for the selection of pilot projects.
  • Preparatory activities and launch of the call by the Central Contracting Authority.
  • Implementation of pilot projects.
  • Dissemination of the results achieved by the pilot projects in the Program Area to reinforce the impact of the proposed ICC model.

 

CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION (October 2020)
In September, at the DIVA project, we successfully completed the training for "Innovation Catalyst" or innovation coordinators. Their role will be to support companies and creators in the process of innovation in establishing cooperation for the development and implementation of innovative pilot projects. The coordinators will also offer support to entrepreneurs and creators from the cultural and creative sector in applying for pilot projects in the public tender "DIVA Open Call", which is being prepared.
Everything is ready for the launch of DIVA HUBs, which represent a supportive environment in creating a cross-border innovation ecosystem. DIVA HUBs will also offer the opportunity to host pilot projects of the "DIVA Open Call", which will have the possibility to use the uniqueness of the premises, their equipment and technologies, as well as their expertise.

CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION (June 2020)
Despite the COVID-19 situation, the DIVA project partners continued their work and met on online working meetings. On WP 3.1 the latest version of the DIVA Cooperation Model is being updated. It includes methodologies and tools for further implementation of project activities with the aim of cross-border connection of CCIs and companies (SMEs) in the field of creative innovation and development of innovative projects. On WP3.2, in recent months have begun activities on tasks related to the organization of training courses and the activities of DIVA HUBs. Much attention has been paid to the “Innovation Catalyst”, which will play a key role in the next phases of the project; someone who will be able to facilitate the co-creation processes and systematically help develop an innovative culture.

CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION (March 2020)
The 3rd SC&TC meeting of DIVA project partners took place on Tuesday, 31.3. Given the circumstances related to the COVID-19 virus, the meeting was held online. This did not disturb the working atmosphere and discussion about the progress of the project and the implementation of further project activities, also in light of the CORONA situation.
In recent months, much attention has been devoted to collecting, systemizing and analyzing examples of existing collaborations between intermedia art, creative practices and the business throughout the Interreg ITA-SLO program area. This is the starting point for developing methodological frameworks for planning innovation development platforms and environments and the Collaboration Model, for promoting new ways of dealing with the problems of today's society and economy, and for raising social awareness of the value of artistic innovation. About 100 interviews and thematic workshops were conducted to identify the needs of interested users and to assess the readiness of individual organizations in the fields of arts, culture and the business to cooperate.SWOT analyses were performed. The results and key findings were presented at seminars on the Italian and Slovenian side of the Interreg area and will be summarized several times in the upcoming DIVA events.
An online tool - AAT has also been developed to support interviews, allowing interested organizations to assess their potential and readiness to participate in DIVA project activities.
A second digital newsletter was produced and distributed in February. Other communication activities are ongoing all the time.
An event kreaDIVA! was held in Ljubljana to present the project and some of the results already achieved; the results of the SWOT analysis of the current situation, some existing good practices and a Collaboration model of the DIVA project, also through guided workshops.

CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION (November 2019)
In addition to the project management and ongoing communication activities, the activities of WP 3.1 and 3.2 are currently underway in the DIVA project. Leader of WP 3.1, IUAV University, developed and presented a methodology for performing stakeholder mapping. Field surveys are currently underway in all three involved regions and SWOT analysis is being prepared. In the final stage is also the development of the online tool for assessing the level of readiness of individual SMEs and CCIs for cooperation and networking within the project. The first assessments will be carried out in early December. The activities of work package 3.2 are in the initial stages; partners coordinate plans to launch regional DIVA hubs.

CURRENT STATUS OF PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION (September 2019)
Under the guidance of the IUAV University of Venice, the DIVA project partnership conducts an in-depth analysis of the current situation of the target groups on both sides of the border. The research, which is primarily of a qualitative nature, will seek to identify, to some extent also evaluate, those characteristics that are required on the one hand by the companies and on the other by various creators in order to be able to actively collaborate with each other The first Newsletter was sent out, presenting the DIVA project and current activities underway. The first presentation video on the DIVA project has been released.

CURRENT STATUS OF PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION (July 2019)
The first project activities have been launched, among which activities related to the identification and analysis of user needs and the development of a map of cross-border stakeholders and actors to define the DIVA cooperation model are crucial. The "DIVA Project Launch Event" was organized in Mestre on July 9th. Public awareness activities are also underway.

Contacts

Camera di Commercio Industria Artigianato e Agricoltura di Venezia Rovigo

0039 041786216
Banchina Molini 8, 30175 Venezia
Patrizia Reddi

Regione del Veneto – Direzione Beni Attività Culturali e Sport

0039 0412792411
Palazzo Balbi - Dorsoduro, 30123, Venezia
Maria Teresa De Gregorio

Università Iuav di Venezia

0039 0412571367
Santa Croce 191, 30135, Venezia
Maria Chiara Tosi

ECIPA Scarl

0039 041924128
Via della Pila 3b, 30175, Venezia
Matteo Povolato

Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia – Direzione centrale cultura e sport

0039 0403773414
Piazza Unità d'Italia 1, 34125, Trieste
Elena Mengotti

Informest - Agenzia per lo Sviluppo e la Cooperazione Economica Internazionale

0039 0481597417
Via Cadorna 36. 34170, Gorizia
Ivan Curzolo

Friuli Innovazione - Centro di Ricerca e Trasferimento Tecnologico

Via J. Linussio 51, 33100, Udine
Saverio D'Eredità

Area Science Park

Padriciano 99, 34149, Trieste
Sara Baronio

Tehnološki park Ljubljana d.o.o.

Tehnoloski park 19, 1000, Ljubljana
Gašper Juvančič

Univerza v Novi Gorici, Akademija umetnosti

+386 41 609 736
Vipavska cesta 13, 5000, Nova Gorica
Peter Purg

ARCTUR Računalniški inženiring d.o.o.

Industrijska cesta 1A, 5000, Nova Gorica
Tomi Ilijaš

Primorski tehnološki park d.o.o.

Mednarodni Prehod, 5290, Šempeter pri Gorici
Tanja Kožuh

Zavod za kulturo, umetnost in izobraževanje Kersnikova

Kersnikova ulica 4, 1000, Ljubljana
Andreja Lapuh Maležič

Gospodarska zbornica Slovenije

Dimičevaulica 3, 1000, Ljubljana
Žiga Lampe

RRA Zeleni kras d.o.o

Prečna ulica 1, 6257, Pivka
Martina Erjavec