The foundations i3B, Health Valley and Food Valley NL joined forces in an ‘EU funded’ project called C.I.A.L.E.: Connect, Innovate, Accelerate, Learn and Expand. The foundations represent together the largest ecosystem of innovative SME companies in the East Netherlands region. The objective of the project is to establish and expand cooperation and innovation amongst SME companies on the ‘cross over’ domain: ICT, Brain, Cognition & Behavior, Food and Health.
Healthy Lifestyle innovation agenda
The work packages consist of connecting the parties through a joint innovation agenda, setting up R&D collaboration projects, matchmaking for SMEs, an educational program for Entrepreneurship for the i3B SME participants and finally the development and promotion of the networks for economic and social impact for the region.
The purpose of the innovation agenda is to connect SME businesses around the provisional theme, a ‘Healthy Lifestyle’ resulting in joint Research and Development projects and innovative ICT based solutions. For the success of the innovation agenda the commitment of relevant stakeholders like the (regional) government, (large) companies and knowledge institutes is essential.
The consortium will consult with i3B participants and other key opinion leaders for their input and intentional support on the Healthy Lifestyle innovation agenda.