Open Innovation 4.0

What is Open Innovation 4.0?

Open Innovation 4.0 is a public-private partnership initiative between IDEPA, CEEI Asturias and 7 tractor companies, with interests in Asturias, for the development of an innovative program that allows the acceleration and traction to the market of innovative young companies through a Open innovation process in which they will interact with other more consolidated companies to cope with on a series of technological challenges on Industry 4.0.

The program is structured as follows:

– The traction companies have defined their specific challenges and so that, its open an open call to attract young innovative companies that offer their solutions as digital enablers.

– Phase 1: It will start once each tractor company select the solution that it considers more appropriate, whose promoters will participate in an acceleration program of Industry 4.0 that counts on individual and joint tutoring, and financing of 2,000 euros for the preparation and definition Of the tractor / enabler project.

– Phase 2: Developed viable tractor/enabler projects will be eligible for a specific financing line that IDEPA will call in the second half of 2017 for the real development / implementation of them in the tractor companies.


In the IV edition Open Innovation 4.0 this will be the calendar:

-Open day of presentation and explanation of the challenges (online). Thursday, May 6, 9:30 (CET)

-Closing call for solutions: May 17 (14:00 CET)

-Meeting day with finalist proposals for final selection: 1st/2nd week of June.

-Communication of those selected: June 15

-Phase 2. June-September: Program of acceleration and preparation of the digitization project.

-Phase 3. September (2nd fortnight): Call for specific IDEPA aid and implementation of projects, with an estimated execution period of one year.