UNIMED - Mediterranean Universities Union

5TOI 4EWAS, Quintuple Helix Approach to Targeted Open Innovation in Energy, Water, Agriculture in the South Mediterranean Neighborhood

The 5TOI 4EWAS project will focus on Targeted Open Innovation in energy, water and agriculture societal challenges through a balanced innovation-friendly ecosystem in the Southern Mediterranean Neighbourhood (SMN) based on quintuple helix and NEXUS approach. The project will enhance and support regional smart specialization and development by increasing research capacity, effective mobility of young innovators/researchers and shared knowledge to improve their participation in the EU research area. It will contribute to the establishment of favourable and stable conditions for international cooperation and the set-up of a Common Knowledge and Innovation Space of specialization in the SMN for a real socio-economic impact, based on co-ownership and mutual benefits.

Project Acronym
European Commission, Horizon 2020 Programme
Lead Contractor
 Unversidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
  • INNOVA BIC – Business Innovation Centre srl, Italy
  • INNOLABS srl, Italy
  • UNIMED, Mediterranean Universities Union, Italy
  • EUREC EESV, Belgium
  • Fachhochschule Munster, Germany
  • Centre For Renewable Energy Sourcesand Saving Fondation, Greece
  • ITEMS International, France
  • GIRAF PM Services GmbH, Germany
  • Berytech Foundation, Lebanon
  • An-Najah National University, Palestine
  • Agence Nationale De Protection De L’environnement, Tunisia
  • Agence Nationale De Valorisation Des Resultats De La Recherche Et Du Developpement Technologique, Algeria
  • Ministry of Higher Education And Scientific Research, Tunisia
  • Association R&D MAROC, Morocco
  • Institut National De La Recherche Agronomique d’Algerie, Algeria
  • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, Lebanon
  • National Research Center, Egyp
  • AQAC, Palestine
  • Turkiye Bilimsel Ve Teknolojik Arastirma Kurumu, Turkey
  • Royal Scientific Society, Jordan
  • Chambre De Commerce Et d’Industrie Du Centre, Tunisia
  • Federation of Egyptian Industries / Environmental Compliance Office and Sustainable Development, Egypt
  • University Engineering Consulting Office, Libya
  • Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur, de la Recherche Scientifique et de la Formation des Cadres, Direction de la Technologie, Morocco
 € 1.949.644,00
Project Duration
 From 01/04/2016 to 31/03/2019 (TBC)
Project No
Project website
Contact Person
 Marcello Scalisi, m.scalisi[AT]uni-med.net