Participation in Pit Stop: PIT STOP project is funded by Priority Axis 1 (Innovation and Competitiveness) of the INTERREG V-A Greece-Italy Program 2014-2020 (Specific Objective 1.1 – Delivering innovation support services and developing clusters across borders to foster competitiveness). The project aims to support establishment of new incubators in the field of innovation as well as a space to accelerate the growth of companies in a supported environment, creating employment.

Finally, the purpose is to develop new business ideas and restructure existing SMEs.

A total of 5 partner organizations from Greece and Italy participate in PIT STOP:
– Municipality of Barletta / Italy (Head)
– Bari Chamber / Italy
– Municipality of Bidonto / Italy
– Municipality of Ioannina / Greece
– Chamber of Achaia / Greece


As part of the project, a competition for intelligent business ideas was designed and implemented through an open invitation to participate to all interested start-uppers who had an idea related to a product or service of smart cities for the construction industry.

The content of the ideas should be characterized by innovation: the products, services, process and organizational model should be original – authentic, due to the abilities and skills of the candidate teams. In addition, they should bring about a positive change in the local social and economic system, in terms of the impact on employment and economic growth, directly or indirectly and in the medium term.

A total of 4 ideas were selected to proceed to the next stage which included:

  • entering the incubator,
  • participating in networking activities (participation in innovation events, visits to companies, etc.),
  • highlighting investment opportunities,
  • access to the incubator business network,
  • communication and cooperation with leading companies in the market and the other benefits provided by the program.

Liofyllo was one of the four teams.


Mentoring was, also, part of the project. Furthermore, a program was organized and implemented that included training, workshops, consulting, networking and personal guidance (mentoring program). The aim was the development four (4) business plans that will lead to a final product or service in relation to its technological needs. Construction Sector, which have been developed and emerged in a previous phase of the project but always centered on the objectives of the PitStop project.
A total of 83 hours of mentoring were performed by a total of 7 experienced mentors in the following sections:

  • Value Proposition,
  • Market Analysis – SWOT Analysis,
  • The product / service,
  • Financial tools,
  • Legal forms of business, Copyright, Public procurement,
  • Cost structures and
  • Channels and way of promotion.


Following the completion of the personalized counseling program, the 4 groups received the following as a reward:

  • Organizing an educational trip to the city of Trikala, as a Smart City of Greece with a tour of Smart City Services and facilities of the Municipality.
  • Subscription Cloud services – Business google suite for 4 users (1 per group) for one year.
  • Provision of Meazon Smart Meter Set 63A Three phase for 4 groups.
  • Providing a package of services which included the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B 4GB Full Kit wireless and the Raspberry Pi Starter Learning Kit for the 4 groups.

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