Inno-Quarter is in the process of developing support programmes for innovators within a partnership of five North Sea regions: North and Central Denmark; Halland, Sweden; Bremen, Germany; Friesland, the Netherlands; and West Flanders, Belgium. The support programmes aim to help entrepreneurs to gather feedback on the functionality and/or market fit of their sustainable innovation quickly by facilitating product-market tests at existing festivals. This way, sustainable innovations can be presented to the public in a communal setting while entrepreneurs gain situated input regarding the feasibility of their innovation.
Festivals have since long been investigated for their communal functions as a site for exchanging new ideas and negotiating visions for the future. As such, they are assumed fertile context for developing, introducing and testing innovative concepts and products for a more sustainable society. As a trend, festivals are expanding their role in society in this regard. Inno-Quarter aims to facilitate this development and to share knowledge internationally and across the afore-mentioned regions. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE