Industrial value chains are increasingly being reconfigured as a result of cross-border or cross-sectoral collaboration. This is because today, innovation is likely to occur at the borderlines between different industries and sectors and it is the facilitation and acceleration of new combinations along and across value chains that represents a major source for potential innovation and growth for enterprises, specially for SMEs.
Radical innovationis not required to be disruptive and value chain innovation can be equally effective, when an innovation is brought from one sector into another. So, the specific innovation must not always be new to the world, but can come from the adaptation and testing of its application in a new context.
The ACTTiVAte Project will foster this kind of cross sectoral collaboration to help SMEs develop Emerging Industries, configure new value chains and access new markets.