Representatives in the P2L2 meeting in Bordeaux (7-9th November 2017) explain their regional policy goals in relation to the project.  

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Sara di Falco 

Piedmont Region/ Italy

Sara di Falco from the Piedmont region says that the region would like to improve its regional innovation ecosystem, specifically on topics related to advanced materials and the aerospace sector.

Piemonte has been a very active participant in the study visits. For Sara, their participation strengthens their own framework in which they have to promote their public policies.


 Uffe Hoeg Andersen

The Danish Agency for Institutions and Educational Grants (DAEIG)*

Andersen says that like other partners, DAIEG joined the P2L2 project to improve their innovation delivery systems. He has observed that joining the project the P2L2 project has helped DAIEG better understand how to integrate strategy on various policy levels, especially in regard to smart specialization.

*formerly The Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation (DASTI), up until 1st January 2017 

Charlotte Rohlin Bastrup

The Danish Agency for Institutions and Educational Grants (DAEIG)*

Charlotte Rohlin Bastrup agrees with Andersen. She stated that it is important to learn from how other partners work with smart specialization and possibly adapt some of the advantageous polices into their own program.

*formerly The Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation (DASTI)

Caroline Privat

Ministry of Economics, Labour and Ports - Free Hanseatic City Bremen, Germany

Privat says that the Ministry joined the P2L2 project for exchanging experiences with other European regions that are also working on their innovation strategies. While attending the various P2L2 meetings, she has observed the benefits first hand. Mutual visits to each region has brought together people with similar foci on industrial and economic development in their regions. The process has helped guide many partner regions who are trying to find the new key enabling technologies in their region.

Privat is very positive that this project can involve more companies, big and small, to develop technological roadmaps for the future development of material sciences.


Bastian Müller

EcoMaT / Bremen

EcoMaT one of the Bremen’s policy instruments in the field of advanced materials. 

Müller says that Bremen is in the P2L2 project to learn about what other regions are doing in the field of advanced materials and to seek out new topics and potential collaborations from the partners.

Müller sees great potential in improving Bremen’s policy instruments and technology roadmaps though collaboration with other regions.


Linas Eriksonas

FTMC / Vilnius, Latvia

Eriksonas represents a stakeholder organization from Vilnius, Lithuania: The Center for Physical Sciences and Technology and the Laser and Engineering Technologies Cluster.

He sees his group’s participation in the project as a very good complimentary situation where they can match technologies that are produced in one region with the needs of other regions.

Eriksonas attended several study visits and he is very impressed by how other regions have put innovation policies into practice. He is saw how the different regions have been setting up infrastructures either from scratch, by attracting human capital technologies, or by adding additional capacities to existing research infrastructures. These are the lessons he wishes to bring home.


Philippe Troyas

Ariane Group / Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region / France

We spoke with Philippe Troyas who works for the Ariane Group, project stakeholder and promoter of P2L2, whose core businesses are aerospace and defense and security. 

Troyas has high hopes for the future of the P2L2 project. He says that the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, already has a very supportive policy and this makes a great starting point for further cooperation with other regions that are participating in the P2L2 project.

In the course of the study visits, Troyas says that representatives of each region have already observed a lot of commonalities in the way each other region promotes innovation. He strongly believes that the awareness of this common ground increases their confidence that they can work well together.

Troyas expects that from the P2L2 project, the participating regions will come together and create a concrete action that will involve industrial research laboratories that will benefit the general population.


Piotr Grzybowski

PILC / Podkarpackie Region, Poland

Grzybowski is from the PILC one of the project stakeholders in the Podkarpackie Region. His company is strongly involved in embedded systems. He was present at the study visit to Bordeaux to learn of the state of the art of technology in the region, specifically in terms of aviation, aerospace and aeronautics.