Improve innovation potential

Improve the innovation potential and impact of Lisbon and Portugal as a key platform in the Euro-Atlantic region of the EU through design-driven innovation for the data economy. This goal will be pursued by unravelling the impact of open innovation in blockchain technologies on advanced training and knowledge transfer, and by expanding the human capital and the creative research capabilities of individuals and organisations with the ultimate goal of materializing opportunities offered by blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. Examples include investing in creating testbeds for decentralised, trusted, transparent, user-centric digital services and stimulating new and improved business models that promote decentralised social innovations. These testbeds will enable the industry stakeholders to test and market solutions in strategic application areas aligned with the smart specialization strategy, for instance, tourism, transportation, mobility and logistics, creative industries and the blue economy.