Dear reader,

Welcome to the third edition of Newsletter series of the INNOGROW project that promotes the adoption of innovation by rural economy SMEs, through sharing practices and experiences between regions and actors relevant to rural economy SMEs competitiveness, and integrating lessons learnt into regional policies and action plans.

During the second year of implementation all activities contributing to the exchange of experience and the communication of project results are progressing significantly. The report on the barriers and enablers that influence rural economy SMEs to invest in innovative technologies and get involved in innovative collaborative networks and models is among the most important projects outputs. The main findings will be used by regional authorities for developing territorial action plans that will promote the diffusion of innovative solutions and new business models among rural economy SMEs. Moreover, the existing measures in INNOGROW regions for promoting innovation have been analysed.

In this newsletter, you will find information about past, current and future project activities, key project results and upcoming events, as well as interesting conclusions drawn from regional stakeholder meetings and the interregional workshop on stimulating innovative products development. Through our project website and this periodic newsletter, we will keep you informed about our progress and key outcomes.

You can check the 3rd INNOGROW newsletter here!