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Social Innovation as a driver of productivity for SMEs in Coastal Towns: How Connected Automated Vehicles (CAVs) can assist locals and tourists in the English Channel and the North Sea (Interreg IVA 2 Mers Seas ZeeŽn Programme)

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ABSTRACT

A UK university is seeking partners to join a bid to apply for the Interreg IVA 2 Mers Seas ZeeŽn Programme, aimed at studying policy-making practices that foster the development of tourism in coastal areas. They are seeking SMEs working in tourism from eligible regions of England, France, Belgium and the Netherlands to share best social innovation practices, via research development and cooperation agreements.


FULL DESCRIPTION

The Interreg IVA 2 Mers Seas ZeeŽn Programme aims to develop an innovative, knowledge and research-based, as well as sustainable and inclusive, two seas area, where the natural resources are protected and green economy is promoted. The call has two crosscutting themes, SMEs and the maritime dimension.
A UK university is interested in applying to the stream related to SMEs and includes one other UK enterprise. The academic seeking partners offers expertise in financial and industrial economics and has a current research focus on the investment and financing of SMEs, and their interplay with public policies at both UK and international levels.
They are seeking SMEs from coastal areas in South-East England, Belgium (Flanders) and the Netherlands, or SME-related organisations that might be associations or stand-alone firms, to share their experiences and data on their daily activities with local policy-making agencies.
They are seeking collaboration via research development cooperation agreements.

The deadline for applications to this bid is 21 December 2018.

The deadline for EOIs in this profile is 16 Nov 2018.


Partner expertise sought:

- Specific area of activity of the partner: Type: Industry/Business association
Activity: Coastal tourism/Supporting or representing coastal tourism
Specific role of partner sought: Provision of information about their daily activities and their relationship with local policy makers/Introductions to companies and providing information about the impact of local policy on coastal tourism

Programme - Call:

Evaluation scheme: Single stage

Acronym: Societal impact of policy on coastal tourism in the Channel regions

Website: https://www.interreg2seas.eu/en

Deadline: 21/12/2018

Coordinator required: No

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KEY INFORMATION

Country of origin
UNITED KINGDOM
Profile date
15/10/2018
Deadline
16/11/2018

PARTNERSHIP(S) SOUGHT

Research cooperation agreement

CLASSIFICATIONS

INDUSTRY SECTORS
Recreation, Culture, Sport and Leisure
TECHNOLOGY KEYWORDS
SOCIAL AND ECONOMICS CONCERNS / Information and media, society / SOCIAL AND ECONOMICS CONCERNS / Citizens participation / SOCIAL AND ECONOMICS CONCERNS / Sports and Leisure
COMMERCIAL KEYWORDS
Regulation of the activities of providing health care, education, cultural services and other social services, excluding social security / Other amusement and recreation activities / Activities of extraterritorial organisations and bodies
MARKET KEYWORDS
CONSUMER RELATED / Leisure and Recreational Products and Services / Other leisure and recreational products and services / CONSUMER RELATED / Other Consumer Related (not elsewhere classified)

FIND OUT MORE

Contact Enterprise Europe Network Scotland by email at info@enterprise-europe-scotland.com, quoting reference number RDUK20180917001