During phase 2 of the P2L2 project, the Danish Agency for Institutions and Educational Grants (DAIEG) have been actively involved in the national dialogue for creating a new and simplified business promotion system. A new national board for business promotion has now been established and is well in the process of creating a cohesive strategy for business promotion, as well as a new Danish Smart Specialization Strategy (RIS3) for the next EU structural funds funding period from 2021-2027.
DAIEG helped in drafting the background material regarding the identification of a limited number of Danish positions of strengths concerning knowledge, education and research capacity within the Danish knowledge institutions. Furthermore, DAIEG and the Danish P2L2 stakeholders have also been involved in identifying in which areas there is need for cluster initiatives, especially regarding emerging positions of strength (“spirende”).
DAIEG have also funded several innovation projects concerning advanced materials and related sectors during phase 2 of the P2L2 project. This includes three separate projects related to advanced materials within the Interreg programme Innovation Express Baltic Sea Regions (BSR):
- Strategy, efficiency and expansion for Danish and German plastics and metal working companies;
- Sustainable materials for marine purposes for the Danish and Norwegian plastics and metal industries;
- Inter-cluster cooperation project with emphasis on matchmaking activities between Danish and French SMEs and organizations working with cyber security.
The Danish P2L2 stakeholders are also involved in several networking activities tied to the Danish Regional Action Plan. Inno-Sec have been part of arranging a space-related study visit to Toulouse from the 21st -22nd of May, along with The Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education, which is the space agency of Denmark. The study visit also included stakeholders located in the Aquitaine Region, among others from the Aerospace Valley. Furthermore, the Danish Technological Institute held a workshop on the 11th of April with participation of 65 companies interested in collaboration within rapid product development, customised products and spare parts using free forming injection moulding and 3D printed split moulds. There was a discussion on how this type of collaboration could be funded through a mix of public and private funding instruments, among other EU ERDF-funding.