Northern Netherlands is home to partners engaged in more than ten Interreg Europe projects. On 19 September, the four projects Beyond EDP, ClusterFY, RELOS3 and TraCS3 (all from the TO1 research and innovation topic) held a joint stakeholder event called Smart Up!, in Emmen. The event attracted around 100 participants and served as an opportunity to gather lessons and ideas on how the Northern Netherlands can become smarter.
Following keynotes by professor Ron Boschma of Utrecht University and Merete Daniel Nielsen, director of Cluster Excellence Denmark, three case studies with relevance for a number of Interreg projects were presented. The studies showcased three themes: how to involve the local level in innovation strategies (Basque Country, Spain); how to unlock innovation potential through cross-sector collaboration (Denmark); and how to coordinate innovation processes bottom-up (Östergötland region, Sweden).
The engagement of Northern Netherlands in Interreg Europe projects has demonstrated the benefits of learning from others and seeking support from regional and interregional partners to help them create the best innovation ecosystem possible. The Smart Up! event was one step on the journey towards that goal. All the presentations and a video from the event are available here.
Image source: https://www.snn.nl/smart-up
Conference "Innovation and research for the agri-food system in Emilia-Romagna": presentation of 200 EU projects, including the FoodChains 4 EU project
Time for Spanish good practices: Granada Empresas.
It's a platform of advisory support services for entrepreneurs. It's a web platform that is a response to ...
During our second partnership meeting, each of partners presented some examples of good practices in the subject of startups and digital capabilities in their c...
The INKREASE mid-term conference will be held in Bologna, the 26th March. It will be focused on the regional innovation ecosystems.
The next edition of EU Green Week will explore ways in which the EU is helping cities to become better places to live and work.
Thermauvergne Association, the lead partner of InnovaSPA project, will organise the 1st study visit in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region from 25th to 29th March 2019