i2connect Pilot Projects
i2connect supports 13 pilot projects. These are short projects, offering the opportunity to the participants of the i2connect training program to put their training into practice. These pilots showcase approaches supporting interactive innovation under specific local circumstances.
Interested in setting up your own pilot project?
Participants in the i2connect training program can apply for a pilot project, to facilitate an interactive innovation activity. Which activity is entirely up to the facilitator, but can include anything ranging from interactive demonstration, inspiration session, workshop, or something else. The choice is yours!
I2connect offers a budget of max EUR 5542 for the trainee who takes up the role of facilitator. This budget covers both staff costs and other expenses (e.g. travel costs) and has to be duly justified. In total 13 pilots will be selected and supported.
In order to qualify as a pilot, following criteria have to be met:
- The pilot involves multiple stakeholders.
- The pilot focuses on sustainable innovation.
- The pilot aims to resolve a certain challenge.
- The trainee, applying for the pilot, takes up the role of facilitator.
- The pilot case can be part of a larger project but the funding is used for supporting a co-creation aspect of it.
To apply for a pilot project fill in the application template and send it to email@example.com.
Overview of approved pilot projects:
The following projects were approved as pilot project by the i2connect jury:
2. Boost competencies of advisors in the Basque Country to engage and support farmers in interactive innovation processes
Pilot project ABERE
Outcomes of the Pilot project ABERE
3. The use of an advisory service database to evaluate advisors’ interactive innovation competencies
Pilot project AS Database
Outcomes of the Pilot project AS Database
7. Pilot discussion groups for demonstration farm network
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Pilot project in Hungary GazdaKontroll
Outcomes of the Pilot project in Hungary GazdaKontroll
9. Launching the European Food Ambassador Network
Contact: Lisa.firstname.lastname@example.org; Rani.email@example.com
Pilot project Food Ambassador Network
Outcomes of the Pilot project Food Ambassador Network