General Information: The common challenge of FILA project is to foster agri-food micro and SMEs innovation level. SME innovation is one of the major drivers for common challenge competitiveness, employment, especially young people, introduction of new products to market and access to international markets. FILA labs are open “innovation environments”, which will favour cooperation among actors of the innovation systems (business support organizations, SMEs, research centres, business angels), to improve access to research results for enterprises, thus stimulating the creation of innovative solutions and further investment in innovation, and to support Startups. Three FILA Labs realized in Albania (Korçe), in Montenegro (Niksic - Tehnopolis), in Apulia (Bari - CIHEAM), based on FILA model that are open equipped environments to favour knowledge transfer and collaboration between SMEs and scientific institutions.
General Objective: to enhance SMEs competitiveness and cross-border cooperation strengthening the link between research and enterprises through the creation of cross-border “Fertilization and Innovation Labs in Agri-food”.
Realization of a Cross-border network.