After my introduction to the EU funded project Cross Innovation in March 2014 in Berlin, I was now off to Tallinn to present Hybrid Plattform as an example of good practice in Cross Innovation. It was nice to see familiar faces again, be it policy makers from the cities of Birmingham, Rome, Stockholm, Linz and Rome amongst others or fellow brokers from Tallinn and Pilsen.
The main focus of the interregional workshop in Tallinn was to continue learning from each other, how to pilot new approaches and to unlock the potential of cross innovation. Project partners reported on their endeavors to develop and foster local strategies for supporting (cross-)innovation-challenges and learnings, how to internationalize the process and about Brokerage as a tool for cross-collaboration. Hybrid Plattform was invited as a role model for a successful project, which partners universities and companies. Our cooperations in research and education allow for broader solutions, which would not come to fruition without this form of transdisciplinary support. I also got introduced to Mektory, Tallinn's University of Technology innovation and business centre, which brings together scientists, students and entrepreneurs, thereby focusing on design, product development, development of business models, and mobile services and media. It is a very interesting and vibrant place and also quite an inspiration for our Hybrid Lab, which is being planned at the moment. It was an amazing time in Tallinn, great food and a breathtaking sunset at Tallinn TV tower with a 360° few.
Suur aitäh sulle!