The project has 10 partners from six regions/countries. Every participating region represents a policy tool they want to improve.
The State of Bremen (Germany) has several policy tools for fostering research, development, and innovation in regional enterprises. This project focuses on EcoMat – a center for eco-efficient materials & technology that involves actors from industry such as Airbus and research.
The Podkarpackie Province is a region with a strong regional focus on Aviation and Defence industries. Their policy tool aims at constantly involving stakeholders into policy framing, creating medium-term strategies, identifying business and scientific fields of excellence, and developing cooperation projects.
The Piemonte region in Italy focuses onestablishing advanced materials as key enabling technology across a wide range of industries. Promoting advanced materials as a cross-sectional element of different production processes would boost innovation potential.
The Aquitaine region (France) focuses on the field of chemistry for developing the competitiveness of advanced materials.
Their aim is to check whether their strategy is appropriate in terms of creating an innovation ecosystem, industrialising businesses, and demonstrating their crosscutting capacity with other specialization areas.
Denmark pursues its own Cluster and Network Strategy. This strategy is an attempt to integrate innovation networks at both the national and regional level. The aim is to create an effective framework for knowledge sharing and growth in the networks, while optimizing the delegation and coordination of tasks among the involved public bodies.
Lithuania presents its Innovoucher LT policy instrument. The aim of the instrument is to encourage business-science cooperation by providing SMEs with a voucher to perform R&D activities with research institutions. Innovouchers are one of the supportive services in the field of Lithuanian advanced materials sector.