TourINN-act is a COSME project that aims to enhance and promote the uptake of digitalization and innovation by tourism SMEs through transnational cooperation and capacity building and through the provision of financial support to the tourism SMEs after the publication of an Open Call for Proposal.
TourINN-act project investigates how digital innovation and sustainable practices can help companies in the tourism industry to face and overcome the Covid-19 crisis, starting from cross-sectoral operation between SMEs, technological partners & other stakeholders.
The main objectives of this project are:
- To take advantage of the TourINN-act support scheme based on the provision of vouchers aimed at financing innovative intersectoral projects that provide for the adoption of digital, sustainable and smart solutions by SMEs in the tourism ecosystem.
- To get a broader vision on the new competitiveness factors deriving from the use of digital technologies and sustainable practices thanks to the TourINN-Roadmap on innovative and sustainable practices and to the Catalogue of digital solutions for tourism sector recovery;
- To improve tourism SMEs’ use of new digital technologies and sustainable practices – resulting in new business models in tourism – through dedicated e-courses, mentoring sessions and webinars;
- To reinforce transnational and cross-border cooperation, in particular among tourism SMEs, businesses and public stakeholders in the innovation ecosystems, to enable smart and sustainable growth of tourism and new market opportunities for all parties by facilitating their participation in peer-learning sessions, matchmaking schemes and participation processes for sharing knowledge.
The target groups of the project are:
Direct groups: SMEs in the tourism industry such as accommodation (hotels, motels, B&Bs, camping, guest houses, hostels) and travel intermediaries (travel agents, tour operators, travel reservation services)
Indirect groups: Business incubators, Business accelerators, Public Authorities, Supply Chain Providers, Tourism Value Chain Actors, Tourists, Residents
The project consortium consists of partners from5 countries, Cyprus (Eurosuccess Consulting), Romania (coordinator), Greece, Spain and Italy.
Duration: 10/11/2021 – 10/11/2024