VOICE – Virtual Open Incubation Ecosystem

European Commission CIP-ICT-PSP-2013-7 – Grant agreement no: 621137, VOICE Project

Innovation Action

Start date: September 2014,         Duration: 36 months

Total budget: 1.630.000 €            AIT’s budget: 266.550 €

Project Summary

VOICE project (http://www.voice-project.eu/) is an EU co-funded project developing the innovvoice platform, an open online collaborative ideation system that empowers crowd to innovate and prosper.

Innovvoice facilitates startup idea development by evolving concepts, enriching their content, creating partnerships, matchmaking with business and product developers, enabling the development of minimum viable products (MVP) and solid business models.

Innovvoice is unique as it is around the clock accessible, unlimited in space, hosts a variety of users (entrepreneurs, wantepreneurs, researchers, developers, enterprises, employers, VCs, NGOs, Governmental organizations, etc.), follows a community-driven approach and capitalises on the power of the “crowd”, building on the knowledge, expertise, input and ideas of its community, supporting entrepreneurial growth from the stage of ideation to idea validation and business development.

Innovvoice aims to be the premier global sustainable non-profit ideation system, turning entrepreneurial ambitions or needs into collaborative projects and prototypes, supporting the launch and growth of startups through virtual incubation services, recording and decoding innovation as it is being produced, all with the support of the innovvoice community.

AIT’s Role

AIT has been the creator of the VOICE project and has served as the technical manager of the project. AIT is responsible for the ecosystem specification and a major contributor in the design and implementation of the innovvoice platform that digitally supports the ecosystem.

Project partners

AAU, AIT, SOTON, INNOVA, UNIROMA1, MILITOS, INTRASOFT INT’L SA, MAZOVIA CLUSTER ICT, UTS

Contact persons

Head of Research in Innovation & Entrepreneurship group