The Azores, by the set of favourable conditions that characterize it, among which stands out the geographical centrality and the recognition of the advantages of the islands, compared to the continental territories, for the creation of ideal environments for the existence “living labs” and “testbeds” of innovative projects. This enormous potential should be oriented, in a planned and structured way, to have an active participation in opportunities offered by the EU, in terms of funding programs for the development of projects of varied typology.