NEANIAS drives the co-design and delivery of innovative thematic services, derived from state- of-the-art research assets and practices in three major sectors: Underwater, Atmospheric and Space research, each engaging multitudinous academic and business groups, numerous researchers, professionals and governmental entities.
NEANIAS is a Research and Innovation Action funded by the European Union under Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. NEANIAS is a project that comprehensively addresses the ‘Prototyping New Innovative Services’ challenge set out in the ‘Roadmap for EOSC’ foreseen actions. NEANIAS drives the co- design and delivery of innovative thematic services, derived from state-of-the-art research assets and practices in three major sectors: Underwater, Atmospheric and Space research, each engaging multitudinous academic and business groups, numerous researchers, professionals and governmental entities. NEANIAS Project partners has been developing 10+ novel services in order to overcome the emerging challenges, and bring together actors from several disciplines (astrophysics, planetary, ocean, climate, archaeology, geology, computer science and more) in order to seek opportunities for interdisciplinary research.
innomine coordinates the Work Package about developing innovative business cases and collecting companies, researchers in the frame of Open Calls to test, integrate and utilise the services of NEANIAS. European Start-ups often face difficulties in the early phases, mostly because of the lack of high-quality infrastructure and human resources available to test and efficiently develop their technology. NEANIAS aims to provide technical and financial support to tackle these challenges in similar projects.
The purpose of Open Calls is to spark and support the development of a wide variety of innovation projects, by providing novel services created in the frame of the NEANIAS project, fostering interdisciplinary collaborations and contributing to advance research and innovation in Europe.
The overarching goal is to build up and strengthen the European innovation community by identifying and supporting innovative projects with novel services developed in the Underwater, Atmospheric and Space research fields. Innovation in this scope may refer to (a) new operation models for existing services, that can exploit NEANIAS resources (b) improving existing services utilizing NEANIAS offerings to increase their overall offering (c) brand new services inspired by NEANIAS offerings (d) new services in need offerings such as NEANIAS and EOSC ones, and many more.
The Open innovation method utilised in NEANIAS considers the target thematic areas of the services, including Start-ups, Established private companies from diverse industries (SMEs / Multinationals), and Groups of individual researchers / innovators of up to 3 members. As a result of the intense activities, the First Open Call is closed successfully, with 21 applications, who applied to utilize and integrate NEANIAS services.
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