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Spaces for innovation

Policy brief
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In this policy brief you can explore the importance of five types of spaces for innovation for local and regional development:

  • Fab Labs
  • Collaborative spaces in small- and medium-sized towns
  • Living labs
  • Innovation centres
  • Innovation districts

The five spaces of innovation were selected due to their relative novelty and for the importance of public policies to support the creation and implementation of such spaces. Spaces for innovation can target many different users—start-ups, SMEs, private companies, students, researchers, and citizens...

Many Interreg Europe projects have experimented with policies to promote the development of spaces for innovation offering many insights for local and regional policy learning.

In this policy brief, you'll find policy recommendations using good practices from Interreg Europe to inspire regional policymakers to promote spaces for innovation in their specific regional contexts.