Green growing SMEs: Innovation and Development in the energy sector in Mediteran (WIDER)
Title: Green growing SMEs: Innovation and Development in the energy sector in Mediteran (WIDER) - stakeholder engagement and communication
Duration: October 2014 - June 2015
Partner: Development Centre of the Heart of Slovenia
Description: The project Green groWing SMEs: Innovation and Development in the energy sector in mEd aRea (WIDER), was funded by the EU Programme MED (2007-2013). The purpose of the project was to address the ageing trend and related social changes and challenges it presents,by using an innovative approach. In particular, it aimed to enhance elderly customers’ lifestyle while helping them to use energy in a cleaner and better way and improve energy saving until autonomy of their residence. This was be done through targeted project activities aimed at improving and sharing knowledge management regarding innovation, markets opportunities and new products of SMEs all along the supply chain of the eco-smart housing for independent living of elderly sector in seven focused MED regional industrial areas. Thanks to the implementation of seven regional targeted pilot projects and two Innovation Fairs, the selected local SMEs, actually or potentially belonging to the eco-smart housing for elderly sector, had the chance to gain, improve and share competencies regarding the increase of the value of their own products or the repositioning of new ones on wider target market segments through an energy efficiency and end-user centered approach.