An important meeting for the Greek Innovation Lab for Women (#GIL4W) was completed at the offices of the Athena Research Center on Friday, December 15, 2023.#GIL4W intends to become the leading Greek ecosystem to adopt a gender – sensitive approach to innovation and entrepreneurship, integrating the female talent into the sustainable, green and digital post-Covid recovery of the Greek economy. The model for #GIL4W is developed by the European Centre for Women and Technology. ICCS participates in #GIL4W with an aim to design innovative actions. The #GIL4W will establish a vital area for high-level corporate commitment to a gender-centric approach to innovation. It will involve designing innovations that include women as service providers and innovators, as well as end-users. The project will adapt the application of innovations to the needs of women, evaluate the gender-based impacts on employment and innovation using real data. Lastly, it aims to scale innovations that provide sustainable solutions to meet the needs of women and girls, creating a Greek Center of Excellence for innovative women and STEM entrepreneurs, positioning them at the forefront of the global innovation ecosystem. Our team, I-SENSE Group of ICCS, is responsible for WP2.1, Interconnection with relevant factors -public institutions, governmental actors, service providers etc- both in Norway and Greece, with an aim to organize and plan the relevant actions. Our team is represented by Despoina Kaneti, Member of the Executive Office at ISENSE.
RURBANIVE Project | Official Kick Off: Bridging the gap of Social and Technological Innovation between Rural-Urban areas
On February 15 and 16, 2024, the I-SENSE Group of ICCS hosted the physical kick off meeting of RURBANIVE, a new European research project that aims to enhance rural-urban communities with immersive social and technological innovation.