ASTRIDE on-line platform

Project information

Index: 1341R4
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:Innovation, research and technology development
Location FRANCE NORD - PAS-DE-CALAIS Nord - Pas-de-Calais Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2010

Topic of the practice

Mapping regional innovation stakeholders and assessing innovative and economic performance of local companies. Astride is a collaborative online tool and database designed by Nord France Innovation Développement for coordinating the J’innove network of regional innovation stackeholders.

Good Practice Information

The platform embeds all support tools which the network members need, including: database of high potential SMEs in the region, information on the activities (visits, services) carried out by the support organizations, company’s intellectual property and financial data, company’s participation in innovation initiatives, company’s innovative potential, platform for collaborative work.
Astride allows members of the J’innove network to access a centralised source of information, avoiding support action. ASTRIDE is also a web-based tool for sharing information on supported entrepreneurial projects and reporting. It can be also used by the funding’s authorities to have a real-time picture of the activities and performance of the incubators.

Evidence of success

Key figures :
- 3300 users
- 2800 visits per month
- 950 workspaces
- 2000 shared documents

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Jean-Marie PRUVOT


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