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Made in Danube - Open Innovation World Café events successfully organised in Slovakia and Hungary

Two out of the three Open Innovation World Cafes' by the DTP Made in Danube project have already been organised in April 2019, respectively in Nitra, Slovakia and Budapest, Hungary. The third and last event is planned in Vinkovci on 9th May 2019!

  • Posted on: 16.04.2019
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The Open Innovation World Cafés have the goal to help build new links and strengthen existing ones between regional initiatives and the Danube Regional innovation systems to create synergies and improve the impact.
The format consists in a whole group interaction method focused on conversations that stimulates a creative process for leading collaborative dialogue.

The events target the civil society in the broader sense:
   1) the "third sector" of society, distinct from government and business, and including family and private sphere;
   2) the aggregate of NGOs and institutions that manifest interests and will of citizens;
   3) organizations in a society which are independent of the government.

During the Open Innovation World Café in Nitra the Made in Danube activities were opened up towards local and civil
society and regional initiatives. By bringing together famers, researchers and NGO’s new joint project ideas in the field of bioeconomy were discussed.
Participants of the „Open Innovation World Café - Climate Innovation and Bioeconomy” in Budapest were mostly citizens with various background and motivation. During the vivid discussion it was agreed that the biggest problems of Budapest are waste management, traffic and air quality.

Bioeconomy has strong potential answering for these challenges. Civil society needs to be enhanced and the cooperation of the different actors has to be strenghtened.

There are excellent local level innovations whose impact should be measured. If they prove to be successful, they could be promoted.
Bio-based materials are not known enough and the industry does not have the intention to transform from iol-based techiques to the bio-based ones.

The last Open Innovation World Cafe' is organised in Vinkovci, on 09/05/2019.



S&T field/scope: General | Affilation and Pillar: Key stakeholders, Research and innovation community, Policy Dialogue, Energy and Bio Economy | Geographical focus: Danube Region

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