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Eureka tourism+

Increasing the competitiveness of tourism industry via the generation of industrially relevant research, technological development and innovation (rtdi) projects oriented to the sustainable development and improvement of tourism, leisure and cultural sectors, through technological innovation.

The EUREKATOURISM+ Umbrella has the objective of increasing the competitiveness of tourism industry via the generation of industrially relevant research, technological development and innovation (RTDI) projects oriented to the sustainable development and improvement of tourism, leisure and cultural sectors, through technological innovation. These projects aim to be marketed into products, processes or innovative services. Not only EUREKATOURISM+ will make the EUREKA network more visible and help participating countries help achieve their national goals, as addressing R&D priorities, stimulating national industry and improving European industrial competitiveness, among others, but also it will give companies the possibility to participate in international R&D projects. Oriented to public and private entities, the EUREKATOURISM+ is also a European network for technological innovation agents in travel & tourism sector. The following added-value technologies for sustainable travel & tourism industries are the focal areas of EUREKATOURISM+. Its added value for the national governments involved is to promote Europe as a sustainable responsible and accessible destination. For European industry/research organisations (and the EUREKA network), EUREKATOURISM+ can foste: industrial RTDI for tourism, and European travel interoperability and mobility issues. To achieve these goals four fields of action have been defined (work packages) that can help to increase the visibility of EUREKA and EUREKATOURISM+, and ease the workflow among its members. 1 Monitoring and assistance in RTDI funding opportunities 2 European Map of Tourism Knowledge 3 Website, e-bulletins and promotion material 4 Partnering/networking The management of the EUREKATOURISM+ action will be carried out by committed chairs and a permanent Umbrella steering group and secretariat, in close collaboration with the NPC group. Keywords: tourism, innovation, RTDI, ICT, Europe, sustainability, quality of life, eureka, project management, networking, Big Data, Indicators.
Acronym: 
8815-EUREKA TOURISM+
Project ID: 
8 815
Start date: 
01-10-2013
Project Duration: 
60months
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Raising the productivity and competitiveness of European businesses through technology. Boosting national economies on the international market, and strengthening the basis for sustainable prosperity and employment.