Learn more about the INFIMO project and the consortium behind it.
Interconnected and inclusive innovation ecosystems focused on ICT and mobility (INFIMO) is a Horizon Europe project focused on strategic collaboration between clusters and diverse innovation actors from Estonia, Portugal, and Georgia. INFIMO uses information and communication technologies (ICT) for digital and green transition in various economic sectors aligned with the Industry 5.0 (moving towards Industry 6.0) framework.
The main objectives of the project are:
Building a strategic partnership that engages more diverse innovation actors from Estonia, Portugal, and Georgia to jointly develop their innovation capacities and facilitate the deployment and scale-up of innovative solutions.
Development of two collaboration models supporting the digital and green twin transition in various economic sectors with the help of ICT:
- A generic collaboration model for supporting digitalisation and sustainability in different economic sectors via the use of ICT. The model will be tested in at least 3 ‘client’ sectors.
- An advanced collaboration model facilitating the twin transition and higher competitiveness in the mobility sector, including joint RD&I pilots and an open innovation competition where startups/SMEs propose solutions to the challenges of large companies. The model can be adjusted for use in other sectors in the future.
Supporting science-based product and service development and setting up Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) pilots between innovation stakeholders in the INFIMO ecosystems focused on the field of mobility.
Facilitating stronger involvement of women innovators and increasing gender-responsiveness of services offered by the partners.
Supporting the exchange of best practices, skills and knowledge development, and mutual learning by the involved networks and various innovation actors.
Building contacts and paving the way for collaboration with relevant networks and innovation ecosystems in the EU and associated countries.
The project unites three clusters: Estonian ICT Cluster as the lead partner, MOBINOV automotive cluster from Portugal, and Georgian ICT Cluster.
Together, the partners will act as a driving force to build strategic collaboration between the ecosystems they represent. They will encourage the involvement of more diverse innovation stakeholders in the involved countries as well as build contacts with relevant partners from other countries. Jointly, the four partners will focus on reducing the innovation divide in the partnering countries, facilitating stronger involvement and linkages between different innovation actors such as companies of various sizes, RD&I actors, public authorities, investors, social innovators, civil society, and non-governmental organisations. The project runs for a 24-month period, from 01.06.2023 to 31.05.2025.