In an atmosphere of enthusiasm and anticipation, the kick-off meeting of the FI4INN project took place in Udine, Italy, from May 31st to June 1st, 2023. The meeting served as a captivating prelude to what promises to be a journey marked by collaboration and innovation. The event saw the convergence of key players and stakeholders eager to contribute to this ambitious project.
The occasion commenced with an inspiring keynote address by Filippo Bianco, representing Friuli Innovazione, setting the tone for the productive days that followed. His speech was a testament to the commitment of the region to foster innovation and growth.
Damir Fak, from the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Programme Joint Secretariat, delivered a thought-provoking session, highlighting the significance of the FI4INN project within the broader context of regional and European innovation initiatives. This illuminated the path forward and underscored the project’s relevance.
Claudia Baracchini and Elena Sandri provided attendees with an insightful overview of the FI4INN project. Their presentation detailed the project’s objectives, scope, and the expected outcomes, allowing participants to grasp the project’s strategic direction.
The final day of the meeting was dedicated to critical elements, including communication management, work package overviews, and proactive discussions about potential challenges and their solutions. The discussions demonstrated the commitment of all participants towards a common goal – to drive innovation and collaboration within the region. As the meeting drew to a close, there was a palpable sense of accomplishment and gratitude among all the participants. The dedication and enthusiasm displayed during these days reaffirmed the strong commitment to the success of the FI4INN project.
With a diverse consortium of organizations on board, including Friuli Innovazione, Agencja Rozwoju Regionalnego S.A. (ARRSA), CzechInvest, Gospodarska zbornica Slovenije, Impact Hub Network, Finpiemonte S.p.A., build! Gründerzentrum Kärnten, ZEF – Zadruga za etično financiranje, and Express Innovation Agency, the FI4INN project is poised for an exciting journey ahead.
The kick-off meeting in Udine, Italy, was an auspicious start for the FI4INN project, bringing together a passionate community of innovators and collaborators. As the project unfolds, it promises to be a transformative force, driving innovation and progress in the region and beyond. The successful event in Udine lays a solid foundation for the exciting journey that lies ahead, where collaboration and innovation will be the guiding stars of the FI4INN project.