The work of Neàpolis in the search for European funding for innovation projects is shown as a case of success in the course “Success factors in the presentation of European projects” organized by the Directorate of International Relations of the Provincial Council of Barcelona.
Neàpolis has been working since 2014 in attracting innovation projects for the city and in the search for
funding to carry out own innovative projects. Since 2016, support has been received from the
Directorate of International Relations (DRI) of the Diputació de Barcelona in this search. On these
At the moment, Neàpolis has executed 4 innovative projects with European funding. For this reason, the DRI presents Neàpolis as a good practice in its course “Success factors in the presentation of European projects”.
Neàpolis has a mission to promote economic activity and the co-creation of innovative solutions with impact
social in the sectors of technology, creativity and communication, in order to convert Vilanova i la Geltrú
as an innovative intermediate city of reference.
One of the challenges in carrying out this mission has been funding to develop grains
projects. In 2014, work began on attracting innovation projects for the city and the city
seeking funding to run their own innovative projects.
During the first years, it was worked on by ACCIÓ and later, in 2016, it began in
work closely with the Directorate of International Relations (DRI) of the Diputació de Barcelona
( https://www.diba.cat/web/ri ).
With the help of the DRI, they began with support for Neàpolis’ participation in the Mobile World
Congress and by holding one-off public awareness workshops. This context led to the participation of
Neàpolis between 2017 and 2018 in the CREAM project ( http://www.creativemakers.eu ), the first
European project of Neàpolis.
Later, Neàpolis participates in the second project with European funding, the Tech project
Revolution ( https://urbact.eu/tech-revolution ). Thanks to this project and the support of the DRI , the Forum begins
of local innovation in Vilanova i la Geltrú.
This forum has served to run in a participatory way the two major projects with funding
European Union currently managing Neàpolis: the Garraf PECT , in the framework of the
technology to solve socio-health challenges and the MedGAIMS , which is developing 10 experiences
gamified tourists in the city.
All this journey has been worthwhile in Neàpolis to be considered a success story for the Directorate of Relations
International (DRI) of the Diputació de Barcelona. And so he demonstrates in the presentation of Neàpolis as
such in his Course “Factors of success in the presentation of European projects”.