First preliminary meeting of CI – NOVATEC Project in the pilot area of Nafpaktos

18/01/2019 News

First preliminary meeting of CI – NOVATEC Project in the pilot area of Nafpaktos

The first preliminary meeting of the project CI-NOVATEC - Customer Intelligence for inNOVAtive Tourism Ecosystems, co-funded for 867.000 euro by the Interreg V-A Greece-Italy Programme 2014-2020, was held on 15 January in Nafpaktos (Nafpaktia Hall).

The Region of Western Greece is the lead beneficiary of this project in cooperation with two greek partners, the University of Patras – Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Region of Epirus and two Italian partners the Apulia Region – Department Economy of Culture, Tourism & Territory and the Chamber of Commerce of Bari. Associated partners are the Chamber of Achaia and the Chamber of Commerce of Brindisi.

CI-NOVATEC project, financed under Priority Axis 1 – Innovation and Competitiveness, with a budget of about 867 thousands euro focuses on Local Tourism Clusters (LTCs), which consist of geographically concentrated SMEs, providing services to the same customer i.e. the arriving visitor, and may belong to various market sectors i.e. Tourism, Creative Industry, Agrofood, Commerce, Leisure, Transportation.

This project aims to develop a mobile application and a data management system, by using ICT tools to collect visitor data and applying Big Data Analysis in order to categorize, analyze and conceptualize them.

On the premises of the Nafpaktia Hall, the Nafsweek, the Chamber of Aitoloakarnania, the Green Blue NGO, the "Epahtos" sports club, KINSEP, and Syfaghe attended the first meeting.. Also attended by the club "Alikione", Avance Travel, Avance rent a car and the tavern "Makineia" Other organizations were the Association of Nafpaktas (OSYN), Nafpaktos' Cultural Routes'the club "Flame ', the Agelaos Athletic Club and the 'Makineia' club. From the Municipality of Nafpaktia were the former Mayor, the Deputy Mayor of Tourism and the Ephorate of Antiquities.The Region was attended by Mrs. Karapanou Vicky(project manager) ,Mrs. Lantavou Konstantina(financially manager)., Mrs Stergiou(communication manager) Mary and Mrs Michalopoulou Maria.. From the University of Patras, Mr. Karadimas Dimitris had been. Future regional networks will be attended by organizations such as the Trade Association, the Hoteliers Association and the Olympic Academy. A final meeting for the establishment of a regional network will take place in February 2019 in the city of Nafpaktia.

Also, the objectives, results and benefits of the project were presented both by the Regional Working Group. as well as by the scientific partner of the University of Patras Mr. Karadimas


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