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02/12/2021
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Project News Sort results by Newest first Oldest first BRIDGES project, 5th call implementation (4) 07/01/2022 Progress of the BRIDGES project additional activities implementation; the new... Type: Project BRIDGES project, 5th call implementation (3) 24/11/2021 Facilitating the implementation of interregional complementarities and value... Type: Project BRIDGES project dissemination 19/10/2021 The BRIDGES project 5th call activities presented to the 4th International... Type: Project BRIDGES project, 5th call implementation (2) 09/10/2021 A roadmap to interregional complementarities and a value chain mapping... Type: Project BRIDGES project, 5th call implementation (1) 26/09/2021 Kick off meeting of the 5th call, 8.9.2021 Type: Project BRIDGES project reflections (8) 11/09/2021 Action 1 of the Kainuu action plan is completed, lessons learnt and follow up... Type: Project BRIDGES proposal under the 5th call selected 02/07/2021 Value chains as regional policy instruments for enhanced resilience,... Type: Project BRIDGES project reflections (7) 24/02/2021 Insights from the place-based approach in Kainuu. Type: Project BRIDGES project reflections (6) 14/02/2021 Regional innovation platforms explored through good practice transfer Type: Project BRIDGES project reflections (5) 04/02/2021 A good practice is born capitalising on the BRIDGES project pilot action... Type: Project BRIDGES project reflections (4) 29/01/2021 Implementation of the BRIDGES pilot action, mini - project between... Type: Project BRIDGES: a favourite in our 30 stories publication 15/01/2021 We interviewed partners from the Lubelskie region in Poland to find out more... Type: Programme 123...567 Next BRIDGES videos and interviews Videos and interviews from the BRIDGES peer review in Helsinki Interviews BRIDGES newsletter Regions share experiences from interregional cooperation Enjoy reading BRIDGES second brochure The new brochure gives a quick overview about project achievements in each partner region Enjoy reading! (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.10"; js.async = true; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); BRIDGES Tweets by BRIDGES
Project summary Europe has always been a step ahead regarding sustainable transport mode in comparison with the rest of the world and Europe has developed valuable expertise and innovation in the railway sector. That is why, railway is identified in many RIS3. However due to a fierce competition in particular from emerging industries, the whole sector and especially SME are facing big challenges regarding their competitiveness (pricebased vs. innovationbased competitiveness). To tackle this challenge, regions with the help of the EC, put efforts to encourage R&I joint activities (triple helix concept) by offering innovation delivery support in the ERDF OP (direct fundings, cluster policy...). Other initiatives have been launched towards the railway sector but it has been pointed out that SME have specific issues due to the way public transport works, the specificities of its value chain and its market structure (few big companies with thousands of SMEs, few profit margin, low innovation culture, etc.). Taking this into consideration, the RECORD project aims at helping SME to invest more and better in innovation activities by redesigning the regional policy instruments. To do so, we plan individual work to be compared with partnering regions and analyzed. Benchmark and brainstorming sessions with local stakeholders will help draw provenoriented conclusions and develop new approaches together. To have comparability and to be able to share experiences and learn from each other, it is key to admit regional policy structure, industrial environment and clusters differences. Stakeholders engagement in this project is very important as it will be the first time managing authorities, clusters, businesses, universities, other funding organizations, regions etc. are working together early in the political process in the railway sector. This lends credibility and builds solid foundation to develop a framework that will be accepted for implementation. €922,796.00 from 1 Jun 2018 to 31 May 2022 Topic Research and innovation Partnership Lead Partner Partner What policy instruments does the project address? Operational Programme European Regional Development Funds 2014-2020 region Nord Pas de Calais Axe 1 IP 3d The objective of the OP ERDF Axis1 is to invest in NordPasdeCalais in R&I activities related to the RIS3. The aim is to improve the capacity to develop R&I excellence and promote centers of competence by promoting investment in R&I and developing links and synergies between businesses, research and development centers and the higher education sector (see the “triple helix” concept). The IP 3d is focussed on private R&D investments and the companies'capacity to innovate with public research centers. The project’s intervention logic is: in NPDC, the main industry is the rail sector. The rail sector is characterized by a few big companies and hundreds of SME which face big challenges due to a fierce international competition. This means that they need to innovate to offer added value products and services to be able to face competitors. The issue is that they have difficulties to invest more and better in R&I. To increase their level of investments, they can use instruments put at their disposal by the regional council or BPI France (the French public bank of investments dedicated to innovation and growth). Also, to increase the quality of their investments, they can get support from clusters (financed partially and supported by the region) that will help them build joint R&D projects namely with academia. Nevertheless the SME investments are under expectation. Therefore the policy instrument should be redesigned to solve this issue. Which partners are working on this? i-Trans / Transports Terrestres Promotion Hauts-de-France Regional Council ERDF Regional Operational Programme Aragón 2014-2020 IP 1b IP 1.b : Promotion of the companies’ investment in research and innovation (R&i), development of links and synergies between the companies, the research centres and the university (triple helix concept). Specifically, the thematic objective OE.1.2.1. will be addressed. The project will aim to improve the creation of an innovation culture and the promotion of R&i activities, improving at the same time the low position of Aragon in innovation and the low level of research results transfer to the companies. Even though there is a strong commitment of the region in the railway topic, there are not so many SMEs working and innovating in it. In fact, this could be improved by a higher cooperation of SMEs working in innovation projects, and, of course, if this cooperation could include the university and the research centres, it would be better. Gathering the relevant logistics-related stakeholders in one platform is one step ahead, but it has still room for improvement. Which partners are working on this? ITAINNOVA/ Technological Institute of Aragon ROP Toscana ERDF 2014-2020 Thematic Priority TO1 - Research and Innovation; Priority of Investment 1b The TO1 – 1b aims at promoting enterprises’ investments in innovation and R&D and at developing synergies between enterprises and R&D bodies. The Partner will mainly focus on the “Specific Objective RA 1.1” (Enhancing innovation activities in enterprises), and 2 specific actions : 1.1.4 Support to collaborative R&D for developing new sustainable technologies, new products and services : since it covers the activities of “Technological Districts” (Clusters), therefore it is the one directly concerning the Partner. Since we are already aware of the huge differences between the Clusters involved in the project not only in terms of organisation and financing but also in terms of activities and impact, identifying best practices will be crucial to us and the Tuscany Region. 1.1.5 Support to pilot actions, early validation of products and large-scale demonstration : it is for sure a crucial tool to build a long-lasting competitive advantage for enterprises bworking in the railway sector. Which partners are working on this? DITECFER District for Rail Technologies, High Speed, Safety & Security S.c.ar.l. 2014 SE16RFOP004 East Middle Sweden Operational Programme 2014 2020 Investment priority 1 The objective of the policy instrument mentionned above and especifically the TO1 is to strengthen research, technological development and innovation’. Both 1a and 1b, as they are interconnected, will be addressed. The aim of 1a is to enhance research and innovation (R&I) infrastructure and capacities to develop R&I excellence. 1b is to promote business investment in R&I, developing links and synergies between enterprises, research and development centres and the higher education sector (see the “triple helix” concept) thanks to clusters and open innovation related to RIS3. The intervention logic is: In East Central Sweden, railway SMEs are reluctant and historically weak in investing in R&D. The region has a strong railway sector, which is identified as a key sector in the region, and is developing the Järnvägskluster (Railway cluster). Private R&D investments are currently limited to large companies and focused on technological innovations, when more is needed of organizational, market or social innovations. Also, generally speaking, collaboration between academia, trade/industry and society is low. As a consequence, the overall project objective is to redesign the policy instrument to foster measures and policies for collaboration across sectors on larger challenges of transport/railway, to identifying best practices and simplification for SMEs to increase effectiveness of policies and benefit from opportunities for crossregion learning on cluster policies and programs. Which partners are working on this? Region Västmanland Operational Programme Research and Innovation The Operational Program for Research and Innovation (OPRI) is based on the priorities of the Europe2020 strategy as well as the main recommendations of the Small Business Act and the Business Action Plan2020. It is a joint program led by the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic with the Ministry Education, Science, Research and Sports of the Slovak Republic and via which budget resources of about 3billionEUR are allocated. Its focus, structure and content of activities is based directly on analysis of needs and development potential as well as expected results defined in the Slovak Republic's Partnership Agreement2014-2020. Moreover, it reflects the principles of state education, research, development and innovation policies contained in The National Reform Program of the Slovak Republic. OPRI is a key implementation tool of the "Knowledge for Prosperity - Strategy for Research and Innovation for the Smart Specialization of the Slovak Republic" ("RIS3 SK") targeting SME. Since 2014, projects within OPRI were implemented. The results require our attention as they are not as good as expected. Indeed, the actual support seems inadequate: the number of cooperations supported by public grant programmes to develop innovation is very low. We must analyse & define why objectives are not achieved and make improvements towards socio-economic changes and define new actions. The aim is also to ensure specific support to the transport sector as required by regional stakeholders. Which partners are working on this? Technical University of Kosice Latest News See all project news 08/06/2021 Webminar on Patents system and its utilility ITAINNOVA organized the Webminar "Patents and their utility" to show SMEs the power of the use of industrial protection tools, for competitive intelligence. Type: Project 26/05/2021 Summary Video of the Study Visits Here you can visualize a summary video of all the study visits and international exchange of experiences of RECORD project Type: Project 03/05/2021 Presentation on a webminar organized by ERCI. Partners of project RECORD will participate on May 12th, in a webminar organized by European Railway Clusters Initiative (ERCI). Type: Project 04/02/2020 RECORD. 4RD Study Visit in Košice (SK) Study Visit and Steering Committee of RECORD Project Type: Project 08/07/2019 RECORD. Finished 3rd Study Visit in Pistoia (IT) 3rd Study Visit of RECORD project Companies and public bodies discussed on the hottest innovation topics and how to support trans-regional collaboration. Type: Project 14/06/2019 RECORD. 3rd Study Visit in Pistoia (IT) 3rd RECORD Study Visit (June 17th-19th) will take place in two key-hubs of the regional rail supply industry: Pistoia and Firenze. Type: Project 29/11/2018 STUDY VISIT IN ZARAGOZA (ES) RECORD´s Steering Committee and First Study visit took place in Instituto Tecnológico de Aragón (ITAINNOVA, ES) . Type: Project 20/11/2018 FIRST STAKEHOLDERS MEETING. PISTOIA (IT) On November 19th DITECFER (Tuscany, Italy) organized its 1st Stakeholders’ Meeting at the “Polo Universitario” in Pistoia. Type: Project 19/11/2018 FIRST STAKEHOLDERS MEETING. ARAGON (ES) RECORD project joins stakeholders of Aragón in ITAINNOVA. On November 26th and 27th, all partners will meet in Zaragoza, for first SC and Study Visit. Type: Project 12/09/2018 RECORD partners meet in France Will design sustainable transport policies for the railway sector Type: Project
Project summary Nine regions from the EU share experiences and good practices on smart health and care innovation, to improve active and healthy ageing of the population. A key aim is to refine regional policies in order to support innovative businesses, create growth and scale up the deployment of innovative health and care solutions. In the end, the result is smarter healthcare policies and stronger regional and interregional ecosystems for the benefit of European citizens.As you set out for Ithaca  hope the voyage is (...) full of adventure, full of discovery.                         - C.P. Cavafy       €2,463,198.00 from 1 Jan 2017 to 31 Dec 2021 Topic Research and innovation ITHACA’s primary outputs include: ITHACA self, peer and expert assessment tools and findings focused on regions’ strengths, weaknesses, policy priorities and policy enhancements relating to all stages of the innovation cycle and ecosystems; An ITHACA Framework Strategy for developing evidence based and co-designed policies, programmes and implementation methods and for identifying how best to improve policy instruments;  9 Regional Action Plans (each informed by the Framework Strategy, pre and interim self-assessments and EEPE case study) to enhance the implementation of regional policy instruments. Partnership Lead Partner Partner What policy instruments does the project address? Operational Programme Zuid-Nederland 2014-2020 (OP Zuid) Operational Programme South-Netherlands ERDF 2014-2020 (OPSN) Theme 1 - Research and innovation. South-Netherlands consists of the provinces of Noord-Brabant, Limburg and Zeeland. Aim: To strengthen potential for research and innovation and supporting the shift to a resource-efficient and low carbon economy. Priorities: Increase research and innovation intensity SMEs and support development and roll out of low-carbon technology. Impact: Support to and increase of innovative SMEs (including the RIS3 cluster life sciences & Health) more new products and successful business cases. To be improved: We need a better process for integrated policy development in which the social, economic and spatial domains are involved. We need a more integrated regional policy for sustainable innovation. Only then societal challenges like active and healthy ageing can be tackled better and new innovative business development can be supported. This means the developing public private partnerships for shared risks and initiating multi helix learning ecosystems in which all stakeholders are involved. For the Noord-Brabant's societal challenge 'validation and scaling of smart solutions for active and healthy ageing' the next OP needs to better facilitate the new role of the regional government as a catalyst in the regional learning ecosystem. Also be able to facilitate better the crossovers between clusters and other promising domains.  Which partners are working on this? Province of Noord-Brabant ERDF-OP 2014-2020 TO1 Research and innovation (does not apply to the 5th call) ReVUS (Regional Growth and Development Strategy) is Region Zealand's SFP action plan for the Regional Operational Programme ERDF.  Objectives for Region Zealand 2015-2018 are: For major construction works, such as the new hospitals, to contribute to growth and employment. Two new clusters are to be set up. 4% more businesses will introduce new products and services. Increased export and collaboration with neighbouring regions. Innovation increases productivity and ensures growth. A strengthened digital infrastructure makes it attractive to live and work in all parts to the region. Five new “super hospitals” are currently under construction in Denmark in each of the five Danish regions. A national partnership has been set up for health and hospital innovation to ensure that the growth potential of the major hospital investments in Denmark is exploited. Integrated health care centres are being set up in the municipalities. Detailed regional objectives for health are described in the Regional Health Agreement, Sundhedsaftale 2015-18. To be improved: A strengthened Public-Private collaboration, including structured knowledge sharing in Region Zealand will help ensure the development and implementation of smart health innovations, and thus contribute to meet the objectives of the ReVUS in terms of growth and development. Which partners are working on this? Region Zealand Operational Programme for the Implementation of the EU Cohesion Policy in the Period 2014-2020 Priorities: University of Ljubljana refers to two investment priorities (IP) under TO 9:Enhancing access to affordable, sustainable and highquality services, including health care and social services of general interest. Investing in health and social infrastructure which contributes to national, regional and local development, reducing inequalities in terms of health status, promoting social inclusion through improved access to social, cultural and recreational services and the transition from institutional to communitybased services. Objectives: Specific objective (SO) of the first mentioned IP is pilot testing of approaches for improved integration of longterm care services. SO of the second IP is to improve the quality of community based services. To be improved: According to Operational Programme future objective is "to upgrade, redesign or integrate some of these services, and to develop new ones as necessary". While referring to possible future measures for the two IPs, the OP prioritises projects that will include "development of ICT supported services", and projects that will "involve key stakeholders" and "contribute to the exchange of experiences, results and good practice at the regional, national and transnational level", these topics could be much more emphasised. The policy instrument should focus on development of ecosystems and on interdisciplinary integration; there should be a better mechanism for coordinating activities between government directorates, research organisations, service providers and the industry. Which partners are working on this? University of Ljubljana POR FESR 2014-2020 della Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia ROP ERDF 2014 – 2020 of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region  Objectives: The Friuli Venezia Giulia (FVG) ROP ERDF 2014-2020 addresses the themes of eHealth, eCare and active ageing in the priority axis 1, namely “Enhance research, technological development and innovation”, specifically through the objectives: To promote investments of enterprises in R&I developing synergies among enterprises, R&D centres and the high education sectors, particularly promoting investments in the development of products and services, transfer of technologies, social innovation and applications in public services, along with the development of networks, clusters and open innovation through the smart specialization.Priorities: The implementation funding instruments foresees a development priority on “Smart Health” that includes specific topic on AAL domain, eHealth, telemedicine and domotica, to support the regional stakeholders in the implementation of the RIS 3, for the active and healthy ageing and wellbeing.To be improved: Improvements to the policy should aim at the definition of models and guidelines for a regional ecosystem, more effective connection between regional and national cluster on AAL, strengthen cooperation and synergies among public and private actors involved in the R&D of innovation, improving the participation of the private sector, supporting innovative models for independent living and active and healthy ageing, providing evidence-based solutions for the implementation of the Regional Law on Active and Healthy Ageing.   Which partners are working on this? Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region EU Structural and Investment Funds Strategy 2014-2020: Liverpool City Region The policy instrument that links to the ERDF for England 2014-2020 Operational Programme sets out how the cityregion will spend its EU funding allocation. It lays out opportunities for and barriers to growth and sets out priorities to increase GVA, grow the business base, create jobs and help residents into employment. Priorities: The policy instrument prioritises five portfolios. This includes an innovation economy portfolio that is allocated €26.5 million of ERDF and €5 million of ESF resources. Within this portfolio, key actions include: Creating the physical and organisational conditions to support smart specialisation priorities and innovation. Boosting the application of knowledge and innovation through Open Innovation and commercialisation of new products and processes. Impact: Key outputs relate to enterprises supported, new jobs created, companies involved in research collaboration and private sector finance levered. An accompanying innovation plan puts more flesh on the focus of activity to deliver outputs and objectives. It has four priority areas. One, on health and wellbeing, incorporates a Smart Health and WellBeing Programme that embraces ecosystem development, living labs, testing grounds and scaling up of smart healthcare solutions. To be improved: For impact to be maximised in this area, there is a need to ensure that the policy focus and adopted measures effect evidencebased good practices and offer cityregion companies access, for validation and scaling up purposes, to other European regions. Which partners are working on this? NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group OP Limousin 2014 - 2020 ERDF ESF (CCI number 2014FR16N20PO006) Aim: The Limousin region has included ageing as a transversal theme within its Operational Programme and made it one of the seven specialisation fields of its RIS3. The actions supported within this framework have to bring solutions to R&I, economic development, ICT and intelligent buildings. Priorities: The improvement pursued is for the implementation of this OP, considering the need of some industries, in terms of support and financing, to help them to ripen their needs in innovation, not only technological. Impact: The implementation will be made concrete through the Regional Innovation Strategy and the Smart Specialisation. Ex ante conditionality for the validation of the regional OP, the RIS3 is an instrument for the economic development of the Region. It is not an action plan but rather a state of play, with a SWOT analysis. To be improved: Next step is the implementation of governance. An evaluation of the former Regional Innovation Strategy identified that the “techno push” approach of the regional policy was successful in term of project emergence but not in terms of leading products to the market. It stated that the regional policies need to integrate an approach more centered on the needs of the companies and their clients, as well as territories and their users. The Region needs to focus on a more specific approach in the field of the Silver Economy to reach this goal. The Regional Innovation Strategy aims to enable the emergence of innovative projects, giving businesses the means to innovate. Which partners are working on this? GIP Autonom’lab Basque Country ERDF Regional Operational Programme 2014-2020 The ERDF Operational Programme 2014-2020 of the Basque Country is the document in which the strategy and thematic objectives of intervention are set up in the Basque Country (ACBC), addressing finance activities by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for the programming period 2014-2020, and the financial arrangements set for these objectives. Aim: The ERDF Operational Programme is completely aligned with the Basque Country government strategy, which has also been analysed in the Basque strategic framework for the management of the funds of the European Common Strategic Framework, putting special emphasis on the defense of employment and economic recovery, prioritising and ensuring social services and health system prestige and quality. Objectives: The ERDF Programme puts special focus on the thematic objectives addressed to promote the smart specialization strategy in Europe 2020: R+D+I (OT1), TICs (OT2), SMEs (OT3) and Low Economy and Carbon (OT4). Within the thematic objective 1 (R+D+I), there is an specific mention on boosting the R+D+I on ageing and health by promoting the technological community to fill gap markets on ageing, health and others. Also the Basque Country Smart Specialisation Strategy puts the emphasis and priorities on R+D+I between others in health and bioscience. To be improved: Creation of new services, products for ageing of the population and health is an explicit objective detailed in thematic objective to improve the competitiveness of the SMEs. Which partners are working on this? Basque Foundation for Health Innovation and Research Regional Operational Programme for the Malopolska Region for 2014-2020. Objectives: The main objective of Priority Axis 9 (“Socially cohesive region”) is to increase intraregional cohesion in social and health benefits. Specific Objective 1 (“Promotion of social inclusion, tackling poverty and all forms of discrimination”) aims inter alia to improve the quality and accessibility of social services, including activation of dependent people, meet their needs in a way that supports their independence and social participation. To be improved: This may be achieved by providing care and domestic services, rehabilitation services, telecare, counselling and psychological support, organising activities that support the activity of seniors and people with disabilities, as well as ensuring the implementation of local services by these institutions. The instrument should be improved, because telecare is at the early stages of development and it is implemented within pilot actions. We need to create a system for active and healthy ageing (AHA) and ambient assisted living (AAL). What is more, in the Regional Operational Programme, interventions are focused mainly on stationary care, day centres, nursing homes and seniors’ centres. We plan to demonstrate that telecare positively influences quality of life and answers the older and disabled people’s needs, especially in the psychological dimension.The instrument should be improved because an approach to care management system hasn’t been foreseen and there’s lack of solutions how to organise and implement the complex social care system. Which partners are working on this? The Malopolska Region European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Programme Baden-Württemberg 2014-2020: Innovation and Energy transition (2014 DE16RFOP001). Theme 1: Innovation Clusterförderung (O04/O05 EFRE OP) / Cluster development. Aim: To strengthen potential for research and innovation and supporting the shift to a resource efficient and low carbon economy. Priorities: Increase research and innovation (especially specific targets 1, 2 and 3 of the Operational Programme (ERDF, Priority A 01 1b) Impact: cluster development, support to, and increase of, innovative SMEs (including the RIS3 clusters), more new products and services. To be improved: Cluster development is an integral part of the Baden-Württemberg innovation policy, however the dovetailing between technology and services is often missing. A much more integrated policy development is needed in which social, economic and spatial domains are involved. Thus the State Government of Baden-Württemberg is using the OP to foster cross-sectorial exchange between technology providers, component suppliers and service providers. One important aspect in this initiative is the combination of new technologies with care and health services to implement new breakthrough technical as well as social innovations. This policy instrument, however, could be improved by integrating the demand side into the innovation process in a more effective way – i.e. by using Smart Care Living Labs. This offers a great opportunity for tackling the specific targets 1, 2 and 3 of the Operational Programme (ERDF, Priority A 01 1b) and to strengthen the cluster development in Baden-Württemberg significantly. Which partners are working on this? University of Tübingen [replacement of the ‘State of Baden-Wuerttemberg’ since 05/10/2016] Sign up for the ITHACA newsletter Subscribe now (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.10"; js.async = true; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); ITHACA Tweets by ITHACA Latest News See all project news 09/12/2021 Financial support for companies with positive impact Brabant Outcomes Fund round 2: financing businesses which have a positive impact on people, planet ánd profit and have been unable to secure regular financing. Type: Project 15/11/2021 Trans-County Living Lab approved The application for setting up a trans-county living lab in Baden Württemberg has been approved and this means that the project is qualified to receive funding. Type: Project 02/10/2021 Video: What we learned in the ITHACA project Partners share what they took home from the ITHACA project. Type: Project 28/09/2021 Looking back from the shores of ITHACA Partners from nine regions met at ITHACAs Final Conference in Eindhoven to reflect on a journey of sharing experiences and preparing for the future. Type: Project 28/09/2021 Video: ITHACA Final Event Recap Watch or rewatch the live studio event live. Type: Project 16/09/2021 SMART HEALTH in ACTION When technologies are tailored for the elderly they have the potential of improving their quality of life and enable them to be active in local communities. Type: Project 23/08/2021 Liverpool Covid Virtual Ward using Telehealth Learnings from the ITHACA project made Liverpool capable to adapt a telehealth service to covid patients during the pandemic. Type: Project 23/08/2021 Video: Liverpool's covid journey The story of experiences and innovations Liverpool got from handling the covid pandemic. Type: Project 12/07/2021 Welcome to ITHACA’s Final Conference ITHACA’s Final Conference “Transformation and Scaling of Innovation in Health and Care” on 21 September 2021 from 14.00 – 16.30 (CET) is open for registration. Type: Project 09/06/2021 Tele-Angel project saves 250 people Based on the idea of simply helping a neighbour, the Tele-Angel initiative is now saving the lives of elderly with a chronic disease living at home. Type: Project
Project summary High regional expenditure on R&D does not necessarily lead to innovation and increased regional competitiveness if the regional economy is hampered by insufficient exploitation of its own R&D results and from a lack of access to public R&D results. Increasing SMEs’ competitiveness is at the core of the InnoBridge project by improving the Innovation Bridge and related policy instruments for SMEs: “Bridging the innovation gap through converting R&D results into commercial success in a more effective and efficient way”. This enables SMEs to better realise their innovation potential and to act as a catalyst for creating more high qualified jobs and regional growth. The partnership consists of 9 partners from 8 regions in 8 countries spread over Europe with a balance of advanced and less advanced regions. Project phase 1 (3 years) is dedicated to an intensive interregional exchange and learning process on the Innovation Bridge with involvement of regional stakeholders (Peer Reviews, Study Visits, Capacity Building Workshops, Staff Exchanges). This approach facilitates the development of Action Plans, which are implemented in phase 2 (2 years). Strong involvement of the responsible authorities for the 8 addressed policy instruments – as direct partner or as stakeholder group member – ensures the durability of the implemented improvements and the long-term impact on SMEs’ innovativeness in the partner regions. All instruments are part of RIS3, 7 instruments are dealing with Structural Funds. An estimated total amount of 30.4 M EUR, influenced through InnoBridge implementation demonstrates the strong leverage effect for regional and European policies as added value. The InnoBridge Concept Paper with InnoBridge methodology, Good Practice knowledge pool and lessons learnt, summarises the exchange and learning process and is disseminated EU wide. The project is supported by intensive communication activities like website, newsletters, social media and 2 conferences. €1,619,830.00 from 1 Apr 2016 to 31 Mar 2021 Topic Research and innovation Partnership Lead Partner Partner What policy instruments does the project address? ERDF Programme Investment in Growth and Jobs Austria 2014-2020, Investment Priority 1(b) R&I Investments/Synergies The policy instrument is aiming at fostering the innovation capabilities of companies. Two measures of Investment Priority 1(b) of the ERDF Operational Programme will be tackled with InnoBridge: „M3_FTI_IP1b_MN1 Betriebliche F&E und Technologietransfer-Projekte“ (Business R&D and Technology Transfer Projects), „M4_FTI_IP1b_MN2: Innovationsberatung und –förderung“ (Innovation Coaching and Support). Both measures aims at supporting companies – with focus on SMEs – in their R&D and innovation activities taking into account the full innovation process “from the idea to the project”. Different types of support are addressed like innovation coaching, professionalization of innovation management, state aid schemes for SME’s R&D projects and technology transfer. Research and development alone are not enough for economic success. That means that successful market placement is required. But a sufficiently strong focus on the exploitation of existing R&D results and knowledge is so far missing in both measures. Thus the aim within InnoBridge is to improve existing services and funding programmes, to close remaining gaps in support for mobilization of SMEs’ innovation potentials. Which partners are working on this? Office of the Regional Government of Lower Austria ERDF Operational Programme of Castilla y León 2014-2020. Castilla y León will deal specifically with priority Axis 1 “Fostering research, technology development and innovation” of the policy instrument. Within this axis, two measures will be tackled: 1) TCUE (part of Investment Priority 1.2) was launched in 2008 with the objective of fostering the University-Business knowledge transfer in terms of better exploitation of R&D results. Recently, the new Plan TCUE 2015-17 was approved under the umbrella of the RIS3. The new scenario of smart specialisation opens new opportunities for redefinition and improvement of TCUE. InnoBridge constitutes therefore a good opportunity to look for new potential approaches and ideas improving TCUE. 2) InfraRed (part of Investment Priority 1.1) is conceived as a partnership among public universities to acquire and share scientific equipment linked to collaborative projects, and fostering its availability to the whole public and the private scientific community. This is a new initiative in the region. InfraRed is envisaged as collaboration among universities, which can significantly enhance the access to technology of regional companies and the university-business collaboration in innovation projects. Scientific infrastructures can be at the core of innovation and therefore, InfraRed has significant potential for establishing synergies with TCUE (and therefore with Priority Axis 1.2). New ideas generated during the exchange of experiences of InnoBridge can significantly improve this aspect. Which partners are working on this? Universities and Higher Education Foundation of Castilla y León Regional Operational Programme Investment in Growth and Jobs ERDF 2014-2020 of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano, Investment Priority 1(b) - promoting business investment in R&I, developing links and synergies Within the Investment Priority 1(b) of the Priority axis 1 (RDI) the Autonomous Province of Bolzano – South Tyrol will focus on the measures 1.1 “Increase innovation in the companies” and 1.3 “Open new market for innovation”. The measures aim at supporting local companies – with focus on SMEs – in their R&D and innovation activities as well as create the framework conditions to improve access to know-how and exploit R&D results. The idea is to do this on the one hand through the strengthening of the current support services such as those offered by the in house Agency TIS techno innovation South Tyrol Scpa, with focus on strengthening the role of clusters, networks and innovation poles. These also means to improve commercialisation of R&D and open new markets. On the other hand, also the financial support measures (such as innovation vouchers, funding for R&D projects, innovation consultancies, support to IPR and more) should be improved in order to guarantee to the companies access to knowledge and innovations which can boost the commercialisation potential of their R&D results. The goal is therefore to continue to offer strong framework conditions for the support of local companies. The focus will be given to the knowledge-intensive sectors and to the sectors identified in the Regional Smart Specialization Strategy. Which partners are working on this? Autonomous Province of Bolzano – South Tyrol Economic Development and Innovation Operational Programme for Hungary, Investment Priority 1b : Promoting business investment in R&I, developing links and synergies Within InnoBridge West Transdanubia will focus within the above mentioned policy instrument on the measure: Supporting R&D&I activities of companies. The measure is supporting companies in their R&D&I activities focusing on the development of prototypes, product, innovative technology and services as well as on co-operation between companies and research institutes with the overall aim of creating an Innovation Ecosystem. Supporting R&D&I activities of companies can be considerd as an old measure in Hungary. However the available financial grant was limited amount till now. In the current EU budget period Hungarian companies can apply for more significant fund from the tackled Operational Programme for development of their innovation activities. This measure has not only regional but also national scale. This is a very important measure regarding the Hungarian innovation and economic development because of the share of the SMEs among the companies in Hungary is 99,9 percent. So SMEs play a key role in the national economy. International collaboration in InnoBridge project can demonstrate a successful method how could be the SMEs – especially micro and small one - among the companies in higher rate supported in order to implement their innovation process with collaboration of research institutes included smaller co-operation projects in more efficient way. Which partners are working on this? Pannon Novum West-Transdanubian Regional Innovation Non-profit Ltd. Sustainable growth and work 2014 – 2020 Finland's Structural Fund programme Tampere Region will focus on “Open Innovation Platforms” which are addressed in the policy instrument under Investment Priorities 1(a) and 1(b). Open Innovation Platforms are their framework to create and develop RDI environment and platforms. Since 2009 the region is experimenting with alternative open and platform-centric approaches for the development and revitalization of the innovation environment with great success and learning results. With novel co-creation platforms the region enables multidisciplinary co-creation, new combinations of knowledge, customer driven lean start-up creation, talent attraction and citizen participation in a sustainable and cost-efficient way. The current open innovation platforms such as Demola, Protomo, New Factory, Campus Arena and Mediapolis attract and bring together thousands of participating talents, hundreds of companies and SMEs and tens of research groups from the 3 universities of the region. Platform thinking is recently incorporated in the RIS3 of the region, the smart city strategies of the city of Tampere and various ecosystem initiatives of the region. Shared platforms are a foundation for new kind international partnerships globally. To increase the impact of the platform policy in terms of innovation and turnover with new products of platform members, wider adoption should take place in the region and cross-regionally. Also new practices of monitoring and communication (creation of positive image) need to be developed. Which partners are working on this? Council of Tampere Region Alentejo 2020 – Regional Operational Programme of Alentejo, Investment Priority 1.2. - Promoting business investment in R&D, the development of links and synergies among businesses, research and development centres and the higher education sector The ROP – Regional Operational Programme for Alentejo Region is the financial instrument that supports 2014-2020 Structural Funds implementation in the region. The identified Investment Priority tackles specifically the support to R&D+I, fostering the link between R&D institutions and the productive sector. The state of the art regarding R&D+I in the region points out that there is a strong need to foster the articulation between the research and economy sectors to increase rates of innovation and strengthen regional competitiveness. The intervention of this Investment Priority in the territory will support specifically the SME’s and tackles issues like low interaction of companies with R&D organisations and the low share of new products. Different types of support are addressed by this policy instrument such as investment in the creation of SME’s, state aid schemes for their R&D projects, collective actions for technology transfer, pilot projects and experimentation actions, among others. But so far the regional innovation policy and in particular this policy instrument are not sufficiently taking into account the full innovation process “from R&D to product and market”, which is necessary for supporting SMEs in their R&D and innovation activities. Science – business collaboration has to be accelerated in particular as nowadays too many R&D results remain unexploited or are exploited by national and international companies, but not the regional entrepreneurs. Which partners are working on this? ADRAL - Regional Development Agency of Alentejo Sofia Fund for Innovations Sofia has limited local policy instruments to support innovation. The Sofia Fund for Innovations as a public-private fund with endowment has the objectives to mobilize resources to spur new business creation and to expand opportunities to participate in the economy to the city’s residents. By creating a unified regional economic community for the sustainable economic development of Sofia, it will provide interface with universities for R&D and a variety of direct and indirect support mechanisms for R&D. The policy instrument is already considered as a good European practice by the Culture for Cities and Regions, EUROCITIES in 2015. The instrument will deliver support to projects that are so far not sufficiently succeeding in terms of innovative products and turnover creations with these products. In addition, it is expected to boost pilot initiatives and a bigger number of partnerships between business and R&D organizations. With the expansion of the Fund, it is also expected that the turnover of supported innovative solutions by the Fund will increase in relation to funding from other public sources. The ambition of the Fund is to contribute to increasing the technologically intensive SMEs from 24% to 32% by 2023. Sofia Fund of Innovation is so far limited in scale, scope and effect. Which partners are working on this? Foundation “Sofia Development Association” Applied Research and Communications Funds The Regional Operational Programme for the Malopolska Region for 2014-2020, Investment Priority 1b – Promoting business investment in R&I; developing links and synergies The Malopolska Region will focus on Measure 1.2 Research and innovation in enterprises within the Investment Priority 1(b), Priority axis 1: Knowledge economy. The objective of the measure is to increase commercialisation of R&D by regional enterprises-in particular SMEs–in the fields of smart specialisation. The instrument is going to do this by financial support for: a) R&D projects of enterprises b) R&D infrastructure of enterprises c) first step of business and science cooperation (in form of Innovation Vouchers). The selected policy instrument goes hand in hand with the Working Groups for Malopolska Smart Specialisations which have been established to continue and even to accelerate the entrepreneurial discovery process, to indicate the most promising areas within the smart specialisation areas of Malopolska and to accelerate the exploitation and commercialisation of R&D+I. Further improvement is required in terms of: • fine-tuning to get its optimum level within the programming period (the implementation of the instrument will start in 2015). • special concern and valuable know-how for required improvement as the instrument is the most important source of EU funds in the Region for stimulating cooperation and R&D commercialisation. • tackling a crucial problem in the Malopolska Region: so far successful cooperation of business and science has been happening relatively seldom. Hence delivering the successful instrument is crucial for the development of the region. Which partners are working on this? Marshal Office of the Malopolska Region Sign up for the InnoBridge newsletter Subscribe now InnoBridge Final Conference Streamlining Public Support for SME Innovation. InnoBridge Project Final Event. September 30, 2020, Sofia EVENT WEBSITE Tweets by InnoBridge Latest News See all project news 21/12/2020 InnoBridge- COVID-19: reaction of Castilla y León Adaptation of Castilla y León Innovation Ecosystems to the Covid-19 Health Emergency Situation Type: Project 14/12/2020 Alentejo Best Practice – ÉvoraTech Fablab The Fablab ÉvoraTech – a good practice identified within the InnoBridge Project, is located in ÉvoraTech – Évora Technological Based Business Incubator Type: Project 10/12/2020 Sofia Public-Private Fund Launches a New Scheme Sofia Public-Private Fund for Innovations launches a new funding scheme to support microenterprises and social enterprises in the post the COVID-19 crisis Type: Project 09/12/2020 Hungarian measures to contain COVID-19 pandemic EDIOP Measures to contain the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in Hungary Type: Project 01/12/2020 InnoBridge-Mrs Sylwia Bednarczyk-Mikuli presentation Article summarising Mrs Sylwia Bednarczyk-Mikuli presentation, Subject of presentation: “How to raise and mobilise the existing skills and how to build ... Type: Project 30/11/2020 InnoBridge - Entrepreneurial ecosystems To foster entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial ecosystem should display all the elements, but most importantly these elements have to collaborate. Type: Project 11/11/2020 How to foster innovation in SME´s The technology and innovation partners (TIP) of Lower Austria support companies in the implementation of innovation projects. Type: Project 30/09/2020 InnoBridge Project FINAL EVENT “Streamlining Public Support for SMEs and Innovations” - InnoBridge project final international conference, 30 September 2020, Sofia Type: Project 16/07/2020 COVID-19: the case of Castilla y León Adaptation of Castilla y León Innovation Ecosystems to the Covid-19 Health Emergency Situation Type: Project 15/07/2020 InnoBridge - Castilla y León Action Plan Castilla y León Action Plan, developed within INNOBRIDGE, is an essential part of the Regional University-Business Knowledge Transfer Plan (TCUE Plan) 2018-2020 Type: Project
Project summary Across Europe, public bodies are pressed by an increasing need to provide preparatory support to the economic ecosystem in advance of the closure of anchor firms in their region which act as significant employers. The impacts of a closure of course go beyond direct employees and ripple, wave like throughout the regional services sector and economy. Management of such anticipated structural change requires proactive renewal of business approaches and policy supports. Regions are encouraged to introduce pilot projects based on their own strengths and to provide appropriate business supports for the re-alignment of the regional industrial base. This proactive approach by regional stakeholders is critical to building the resilience of these regions and enabling them to adapt to change.   The importance of SMEs and start-ups to the regional economy is widely recognised in terms of the provision of employment, contribution to GDP, driving innovation and supporting regional resilience. It is imperative that the relevant regional stakeholders keep informed, inspired and equipped to provide the appropriate SME and start-up supports, particularly in regions anticipating structural change.   The development of this collaborative Interreg Europe project linking partners across borders will seek to develop a Framework and Roadmap for Anticipated Structural Change under Priority Axis 2. It is imperative that industry players, business support organisations and policy makers understand how their ecosystems work and when faced with shocks (firm closures) to collaboratively develop alternative growth and employment through supportive policies and programmes to boost SME competitiveness. €1,860,974.00 from 1 Aug 2019 to 31 Jul 2023 Topic SME competitiveness Partnership Lead Partner Partner What policy instruments does the project address? Southern and Eastern Regional Operational Programme 2014-2020. Priority 3 (P3) of the Southern and Eastern Regional Operational Programme is focused on SME Competitiveness. Its objective is to increase employment levels in micro-enterprises in the S&E region by supporting start-ups, business expansion and higher innovation levels in micro-enterprises.   P3 is implemented by the Local Enterprise Offices (31 offices across Ireland) and Enterprise Ireland (EI). EI is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. EI and the LEOs work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global markets. The ERDF co-financed financial supports are targeted at value added manufacturing and traded services activities.   While the policy provides excellent support to individual entrepreneurs with new business ideas in terms of starting & growing their own business the system does not stimulate innovation or diversification via collaborative ideation generation either within or between sectors. Supporting a collaborative discovery process is crucial to building regional resilience & diversification, reinforcing the ability of regions to bounce back in times of shock. The lack of policy supports for such a framework in support of the discovery process needs to be addressed to ensure that strong regional economic foundations exist which promote innovation, creativity & competitiveness. FOUNDATION will seek to inform this policy improvement. Which partners are working on this? Munster Technological University (until 31/12/2020 [Cork Institute of Technology]) Greater Manchester European Structural Investment Fund (GMESIF) GMESIF is the plan that sets out how the EU funds are allocated to the Greater Manchester region from the ERDF England Operational Programme 2014-2020 and how they will be spent.   Priority 3 SME competitiveness – Oldham needs to improve the competitiveness and productivity of its businesses. Oldham’s economy still remains over-dependent upon relatively low-skilled and low-wage enterprise with employers most at risk from modernisation. Over the last decade, new jobs have been created, but the majority of these have been low value service or health occupations. Unemployment in Oldham has now largely recovered from the peak of the last recession and appears relatively stable. However, we still have the 3rd highest rate in Greater Manchester. This Investment Priority will help support SME to become more competitive, thus increasing survival and growth rates and creating jobs and prosperity.   Reasons why it should be improved: Oldham's economy generated £2.9 Billion during 2013, which provides around 6% of the total GVA generated within Greater Manchester. However, GVA per head in Oldham is the second lowest within the region and the UK Competitiveness Index showed that Oldham ranked 367th out of 379 local authorities nationwide. If Oldham’s SME’s are to survive and grow they need to increase productivity, become more innovative & competitive. To address this situation support is needed to help businesses innovate, improve productivity, access new markets & become more resilient. Which partners are working on this? Oldham Council Sustainable Growth and Jobs 2014-2020. Finland's Structural Funds Programme The instrument to be improved is Sustainable Growth and Jobs 2014-2020. Finland's Structural Funds Programme, the  activities are focused to Priority 1: Competitiveness of SMEs. The structure and level of the new regional program differs  from the previous ones. The program seeks new thinking in regional and national regional development and moves towards a more comprehensive strategic thinking model. This strives for flexibility, as well as for a proactive and rapid response to  the changes that are taking place around us. The first steps towards new approach to the Planning for Anticipated Structural. Changes are being implemented within this program. Best practices gathered during the FOUNDATION project, will showcase  how the structural funds can be used to improve the resilience of the regions by building capacities of the SMEs. By involving SMEs in new projects in these regions to support their competitiveness regionally, nationally and internationally.  Sustainable Growth and Jobs 2014-2020 offers a great starting point for reaching our project targets and FOUNDATION and the University of Oulu in partnership with the Council of Oulu Region have a great opportunity to influence it and its successor programme.  Which partners are working on this? University of Oulu OP for Investing European Structural and Investment Funds The objective of the instrument is to support the capacity of SMEs to grow in regional, national and international markets and to increase their innovation and productivity. The part of this instrument that could be specifically selected for this project is related to the support for the digitalization of SMEs, where SMEs are supported to implement different novel solutions to increase their productivity and competitiveness. The first call for proposals of the financial measure “Industry digitalization“ was launched recently.   It would be important to incorporate the aspect of resilience into the policy instrument in order to provide the extra support to the regions, which are experiencing major closures and structural changes. Thus, international cooperation and exchange of good practices is very useful in order to learn from other regions and get the knowledge how this policy instrument can be improved. Which partners are working on this? Lithuanian Innovation Center Regional Operational Programme of Podkarpackie Voivodeship 2014 – 2020 Priority axis VII is dedicated to the Regional Labour Market and the priorities are concentrated on the access to employment for job seekers and inactive people, including long-term unemployed and from the labour market, including through local employment initiatives and support for labour mobility.   The establishment of new economic entities directly affect the increase in the level of entrepreneurship. At the same time outside taking a self newly created entities will generate additional jobs, which will lead to the realization of the specific objective ie. The growth of entrepreneurship and self-employment in the region and thus contribute to increased employment inhabitants of the region.   Podkarpackie Region is one of the regions with the lowest level of economic development. The reason is, among others, limited access to external sources of financing for those wishing to start a business. Which partners are working on this? Rzeszow Regional Development Agency Economic Development and Innovation Operational Programme (EDIOP) 2014HU16M0OP001 The programme (source: ERDF, ESF, IKF; a total of 9,004.2 M EUR over 7 years) aims to stimulate the economies of the less developed regions in Hungary. One of the main objectives of the 2014-2020 programming period is the complex development of corporate capacities of enterprises (taken in a broader sense) that have growth potential, first of all micro, small and medium sized enterprises in order to develop their income generating effect and market positions.   In order to achieve this, it is necessary to further develop technology-intensive activities, to establish high value added production and strategic service activities in Hungary, especially the modernisation of the SMEs sector, to increase their role played in employment and the development of their development abilities and to reduce the difference in terms of productivity between the small, medium sized enterprises and the modern large enterprises that are mostly in foreign property.   The measure aims to trigger actions that will reinforce and expand regional innovation capacity based on the potential of involving, educating and empowering local business, citizens and public administration to support technological as well as practice-based innovation and aim to stimulate private sector investment and also facilitate cooperation and joint initiatives between enterprises, business centres and higher education players in key regional areas of smart specialisation and innovation opportunity. Which partners are working on this? Pannon Business Network Association DUP – Documento Unico di Programmazione del Comune di Reggio Emilia 20152019 DUP Strategic Priority 1 tackles the transition, for Reggio Emilia, from an industrial economy to a knowledge economy, by leveraging on local distinctive competences (Education, Mechatronics, Agrifood, Energy & Services) in line with the Regional S3. This is part of a resilience strategy based on innovation and productive reconversion of pre-existing industrial structures and aims at providing tools to face big economic changes and global competition.   Reasons for improvement are: 1. ERDF OP measures targeting job creation, competitiveness, economic growth, sustainable development struggle to have complete effectiveness at local level, since mismatches between regional and local programming exist: dialogue and integration between these 2 levels must be improved, to guarantee harmonisation of economic policies and a full integration of ERDF priorities in local planning.   2. Coexistence of several stakeholders (Local Authority, Chamber of Commerce, Trade associations, enterprises, SMEs, universities, R&I centres) with different competences and roles in support of economic growth: governance of these organisations has to be improved to avoid duplication, define and share a common vision for economic development of the regional system. The new approach should build and promote cooperation processes (replacing standard competitive processes) that put together different local and international actors in a “knowledge creation chain”, consisting in partnerships and collaborations. Which partners are working on this? Municipality of Reggio Emilia Operational Programme Under The 'Investment For Growth And Jobs' Goal: Murcia Feder 2014-20 OP The Thematic objective addressed by the Policy Instrument selected, would be the number “03 - Enhancing the competitiveness of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)”. This objective have several Investment priorities, being the most significant for FOUNDATION project: 3a – Promoting entrepreneurship, in particular by facilitating the economic exploitation of new ideas and fostering the creation of new firms, including through business incubators.   The priority 3a, aims to develop a comprehensive plan to support entrepreneurship, encourage growth and job creation. Foster entrepreneur local government: promoting entrepreneurship, identifying niches and self-employment, infrastructure development to accommodate business.   Although the policy specifically mentions an action to support business creation and self-employment developing an entrepreneurship ecosystem, no actions are detailed to face large industry closure, which has an important impact in regional economy. Some punctual initiatives are being developed in this field, mainly related to capacitation in Industry 4.0 and with the support of the Regional Development Agency. The policy should design a consistent strategy, including well-planned actions and involving different regional actors, to support unemployed people resulted from the large firm closure to become entrepreneurs or be part again of the industrial sector improving the competitiveness of auxiliary SMEs with its experience. Which partners are working on this? Business Innovation Center of Cartagena (CEEIC) Investments in Growth and Employment Austria 2014-2020 Following the motto of the Upper Austrian Council for Research and Technology (RFT OÖ) “Strengthen strengths – dare something new“, the strategic objectives, topics and activities build on existing structures and “critical mass“ of the regional economy and thus carry on the tradition of strategic programmes in Upper Austria.   A new practice has been adopted through the modern approach in technology policy of consistent vertical orientation along the education–research–economy innovation chain within defined fields of activity- namely: industrial production processes, energy, food/nutrition, health & ageing society and mobility.   When the current program was developed (2011) a number of trends like Digitalisation, Industry 4.0, etc. were not adressed.Tthe regional program development will begin in 2019. This offers the opportunity to improve on the one hand the process of developing a new strategic program and on the other hand taking into account the new industrial trends, which are important in Upper Austria.   There is great interests in developing new methodologies, processes, to overcome stagnation and increase innovation. To keep employment levels in the region stable by stimulating cross-sectoral diversification, cross-thinking and open innovation will be one of the key targets. The results of the FOUNDATION project will foster our process to try new ways in development of regional policy instruments. Which partners are working on this? Business Upper Austria Sign up for the FOUNDATION newsletter Subscribe now Tweets by FOUNDATION Latest News See all project news 05/11/2021 Polish ”#ideadlarozwojubiznesu” Experts from key institutions in the Polish economic system are sharing with entrepreneurs knowledge and practical tips on the use of protective solutions Type: Project 04/10/2021 Automotive: Silk-FAW invests in Reggio Emilia The Sino-American company chose Reggio Emilia as the location for its new production site for hypercars Type: Project 28/09/2021 Industry Clusters and Resilience Business Upper Austria invited project participants to a hybrid seminar that focused on the importance of industry clusters Type: Project 27/09/2021 Business resilience analysis in Hungary PBN analyses companies based on data of over 26000 elements to define resilience. Aiming to elaborate a classification methodology for support systems Type: Project 21/09/2021 Night-time Economy Taskforce publish recommendations The ‘Night-time Economy’ taskforce has published recommendations relating to how the night-time economy can be developed and recover from the affects of COVID Type: Project 12/08/2021 Vouchers for digitization Vouchers for digitization are aimed at increasing the use of digital technologies by Polish SMEs Type: Project 10/06/2021 SMEs bring resilience for rural regions As a part of FOUNDATION-project, the University of Oulu organised a hybrid seminar about resilience in rural regions and SMEs in these regions Type: Project 01/06/2021 Ireland’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan The Irish government publishes the National Recovery and Resilience Plan which outlines how they plan to invest €915million over the coming years Type: Project 20/05/2021 Webinar on Academia and Economic Resilience Foundation Project webinar on “Academia and Economic Resilience: What Role Do Academics Play?” Type: Project 19/05/2021 Greater Manchester: Business & academia together Greater Manchester are working with local universities to maximise the impact of their excellent leadership and management training and development offer Type: Project
Project summary Embark with us on our journey to the Life Cycle Approach! LCA4Regions is expected to contribute to the more effective implementation of environmental policy instruments by the application of Life Cycle Methodologies. Currently, many individual policies are implemented in isolation of others. Thus, the project is focused on expanding the use of life cycle methods as a holistic approach when conceiving and implementing public policies related to environmental protection and resource efficiency. Life cycle expertise resides mainly in the business sector while public authorities are much less familiar with the techniques and their functioning. However, the full success of policy implementation depends on similar expertise also in governmental authorities. The outcomes of improved public policy implementation are greater concordance with stated sustainability objectives, fewer unwanted side-effects and greater transparency in the compromises and offsets that need to be made to move ahead on sustainable economic targets. Each project region has its own characteristics, methods of design and implementation of policies. Nevertheless, all of them face a common challenge: the adoption of a more efficient use of natural resources to reduce the non-desirable secondary effects (spill-overs) that generate negative economic and environmental impacts Expected results: 7 Actions Plans to improve 7 policy instruments funded by the ERDF in the following regions: Navarre (ES), Satakunta (FI), Baixo Alentejo (PT), Lombardy (IT), Lodzkie (PT), Kaunas (LT), and Zahodna (SI). This is achieved through, inter alia, intense local stakeholder group involvement, 7 transnational learning journeys, exchanges of experiences, study cases and the compilation of good practices. These activities are intended to clarify the success factors and barriers for the application of life-cycle management approaches for policy implementation. Action plans will contribute to: 1) improve policy instruments introducing the LCA in all steps of policy cycle management 2) Enlarge the circle of end-users that will benefit from making conscious decisions on resource efficiency and investments using the LCA €1,719,759.00 from 1 Aug 2019 to 31 Jul 2023 Topic Environment and resource efficiency     Partnership Lead Partner Partner What policy instruments does the project address? ERDF Navarra 2014 - 2020. Priority axis 4. To enhance the transition to a low carbon economy in all the sectors. Investment priority 4.3. Support for energy efficiency, smart energy management and the use of renewable energy in public infrastructures, including public buildings, and in housing The strategy of the ERDF OP of Navarra 2014-2020 has been carried out considering the needs and challenges at regional level defined in the strategic territorial diagnosis (S3, goo.gl/Vc1yza). In this programming period, some of these issues are being addressed through the thematic objective 4 of the ERDF OP, which promotes measures to support energy efficiency, smart energy efficiency and management and the use of renewable energy. In order to improve the policy instruments, it is necessary to introduce a more integrated and systemic approach that can consider all the impact generated by the policies. The Life Cycle Approach can improve the use of the natural resources by means of the minimisation of the spill- over effects that usually are generated by concentrate the policies only in one or two objectives Thus, LCA methodology applied to this actions will help to encourage the transition to a low carbon economy and a more efficient use of resources. Moreover, the proposal of the Commission of the ERDF regulations fund 2021-2027Includes as specific objective OP2, a greener, lower-carbon Europe promoting a clean and fair energy transition, green and blue investment, the circular economy, climate adaptation and prevention and risk management. The application of LCA could generate better results in terms of reduction of waste and material flows and pollution that could be considered as the main challenges of the EU regions for the next ERDF programming period. Which partners are working on this? Government of Navarre Industrial Association of Navarra-AIN Operational Programme for the European Union Funds’ Investments in 2014-2020 Republic of Lithuania. Priority axis 5. Environment, Sustainable use of Natural Resources and adaptation to Climate Change. The competitiveness of Lithuania and its ability to restore and further enhance the welfare lost during the crisis is primarily built on the ability to innovate and launch new products, services, businesses, social processes and models. A very small share of enterprises implementing all types of innovations, introducing limited business expenditure on research and technological development, low commercialisation of the existing Lithuanian scientific potential signal the need for substantial changes. Natural resources that are essential for the functioning of Lithuanian, European and global economies are becoming increasingly scarce; therefore in the long run only resource-efficient growth will be possible. According to the statistical data, Lithuania is still behind the EU-27 average in terms of the level of investment into eco-innovation and underestimates the technological, in particular resource-efficiency-based, breakthrough of SMEs, which determines the economic growth in the country. Due to increased prices for materials, energy and other resources, it is important to encourage SMEs to implement eco-innovative products, processes and organisational eco-innovation. New or technologically upgraded production methods and service provision processes, also new business models and new management systems will give a competitive edge to SMEs, cut production costs, increase volumes and thereby contribute to the economic growth. Which partners are working on this? Kaunas University of Technology Sustainable growth and jobs 2014-2020 - Structural Funds Programme of Finland Policies 1,2 and 3 of the Regional Programme have the objectives for development of competitivity and vitality. They fortify human activity and productivity as enterpreneurs and workers. They improve the vitality by enabling growth in areas of renewable industry, energy, food systems, bioeconomy, circular economy, as well as secure services and improve attractivity of regions by taking charge of conservation, protection, promotion, and development of natural and cultural heritage and biodiversity. Through LCA4Regions project these policies will obtain contents, and best practises that are collected throughout this project can be implemented. The implementation of the Regional Programme of Satakunta is funded by the Sustainable growth and jobs 2014-2020, Structural funds programme of Finland. Since Structural Funds are clearly diminished in the region in this programming period, it is essential to improve the governance of this funding instrument and increase the benefit from existing projects by wider dissemination and capitalisation. With LCA4Regions and interregional cooperation, the implementation of the Satakunta regional programme will be improved by providing more explicit and tangible support to promotion of new regional development models for the sustainable, resource-efficient economy. These actions also support the evaluation process and defining the implementation plan of the Regional Programme. Which partners are working on this? Pyhäjärvi Institute ALENTEJO 2020 - Regional Operational Programme of Alentejo The main objective is to promote the environmental, urbanistic and landscape quality of the territory as a distinctive factor. Some of the measures are the development of innovative solutions and pilot actions in the field of sustainable development, support to the monitoring of environmental parameters and qualification of the urban environment and consequent rehabilitation. Taking into consideration that circular economy is considered in the national and regional policy instruments namely in the number 1 b) of article 40 of the specific regulation for competitiveness and internationalization and where is stated that must be developed projects that incorporate the principles of eco-efficiency and circular economy in order to promote more efficient use of resources, encourage the reduction and reuse of waste and minimizing the extraction and use of raw materials, one of the major issue is that regional entities should be able to improve their process and include LCA in there processes. There exists also the necessity to change the regional productive profile, through the incorporation of Innovation. The main challenge is to eliminate barriers that still exist on the processes, knowledge and innovation levels, which require the dissemination and diffusion of new knowledge, that should be carried out as a priority. Which partners are working on this? CIMBAL - Baixo Alentejo Intermunicipal Community POR Lombardia FESR - Lombardy ERDF ROP The Lombardy Region’s 2014 - 2020 Regional Operational Programme (ROP) under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) provides investment funds of nearly one billion euros (€970,474,516) with the priority objectives of the Region’s economic growth and social development as well as the enhancement of its productive capabilities. The ERDF ROP promotes a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth model in line with the objectives identified in the “Europe 2020” strategy and with the regional government’s development policies promoting the competitiveness and sustainability of its businesses and the entire economy of the Region. The ERDF ROP strategy lays emphasis on building an economy which uses resources efficiently, guides the development of new technologies and processes, and underpins Lombardy companies’ competitive advantages by making use of EU-wide networks, in line with the flagship initiative entitled “A resource-efficient Europe”. With this in mind, and in keeping with the provisions of the Environment and Energy Regional Programme measures to be taken under the ERDF ROP Axis IV have the main following aim: to reduce the energy consumed in public buildings and by public lighting.This must be done in connection with the sustainabe urban development. Through the Interreg project improvements can be done for the connection of the measures and to support the beneficiaries for the presentation of better proposals which take into account the potential multi-impacts. Which partners are working on this? Lombardy Region Operational Programme for the Implementation of the EU Cohesion Policy for the period 2014-2020 Slovenian Smart Specialisation Strategy - Area of Aplication 2.2: Networks for the Transition into Circular Economy The objective is to link the stakehodlers - economic entities, educational and research area, NGOs, authorities and individuals - in the value chain according to the principle of completed continuous flows, as well as to develop new business models for transition to a circular economy. Goals till 2023 are: a. Improve the material efficiency index from 1.07 (2011) to 1.50 (2020) b. Establish 5 new value chains with the completed material flows Focus areas and technologies: 1. Technologies for biomass processing and development of new biological materials 2. Technologies for the use of secondary raw materials and reuse of waste 3. Acquisition of energy from alternative sources The implementation of the industrial symbiosis model represents a development opportunity not only for the chemical industry, which is one of the most competitive in Slovenia, but also for a range of traditional industries such as, for example, paper, wood and textile industry, agriculture and food processing industry and services. In the field of "Extraction of secondary raw materials", Slovenia does not show the disclosed comparative advantages. The reason why it should be improved lies on the fact that there is a lack of credible industrial symbiosis model for transition of knowledge and technology from academia to industry. It should empower research area to incubate ideas further to scientific achievements, not only simple transition through licensing and patenting. Which partners are working on this? National Institute of Chemistry Regional Operational Programme for Lodzkie Voivodship 2014-2020 Priority Axis: V Environment Protection, with the Thematic Obcetive 6: Preservation and protection of the natural environment and support for effective resource management, Measure V.2: Waste management The objective of the Regional Operational Programme is to increase the competitiveness of the Lodzkie Region, ensuring in parallel the improvement of living conditions of its inhabitants through the principles of sustainable development. The priorities are aligned with the EU 2020 Strategy for a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. The specific objective of measure V.2 is the limited storage of waste in the region. The effect of interventions undertaken in the area of environmental protection will be: improvement of adaptation to climate change, saving resources and protecting ground and surface water purity, improving the environment (especially biodiversity) and orientation of tourism in areas of natural value in accordance with the principle of sustainable development. The implemented projects in the field of waste management will significantly contribute to the increase in the weight of waste other than landfilling, which will significantly affect the preservation and improvement of the quality of the natural environment, as well as the protection of natural resources. Lodzkie sees the need of improvement of the ROP and well asits Waste management plan in relation to Life Cycle Assesment and dignosis of regional corelations and value chains. Lodzkie will be able to improve and update regional development documents in order to implement LCA methodology and enviromental approach. Which partners are working on this? Lodzkie Region Sign up for the LCA4Regions newsletter Subscribe now LCA for evaluating and monitoring policies Read the summary of our latest TLJ in Lombardy! More on the TLJ #6 LCA4Regions answers you Interested in LCA? You can contact us for information [email protected] LCA4Regions: to make a long story short LCA4Regions leaflet is meant to guide you throughout the different steps of our journey. Get on board! Download LCA4Regions leaflet "What goes around comes around..." The LCA4Regions newsletter Life Cycle Catalyst #4 is online! Read Life Cycle Catalyst #4! Tweets by LCA4Regions Latest News See all project news 26/01/2022 LCM for Regional Sustainable Development A paper building on the mid-term analysis of LCA4Regions was presented at the 10th International Conference on Life Cycle Management (LCM2021). Type: Project 20/01/2022 LCA4Regions in the news - 2021 Semester after semester, the LCA4Regions project is attracting more and more media’s attention. Maybe you have spotted these articles in your local newspapers? Type: Project 11/01/2022 Peer review Lombardy's policy context Partners asked some questions and commented on Lombardy's policy context. Type: Project 06/01/2022 GP LCA for monitoring and evaluating policies 6 Good Practices of LCA for monitoring and evaluating policies were presented during the TLJ#6. Discover them. Type: Project 20/12/2021 Life cycle key to Finnish low-carbon construction The Finnish Climate Policy Roundtable discussed low-carbon construction and concrete measures to promote it. Life cycle analysis is one of them. Type: Project 14/12/2021 Discovering the situation in Satakunta, Finland Stakeholders gathered together online to update the situation in LCA4Regions project in Satakunta, Finland. Type: Project 01/12/2021 LCA is a promising path to monitor circular economy The LCA4Regions partners explored how LCA and LC thinking approaches can support the monitoring and evaluation of policies. Type: Project 24/11/2021 Lombardy's policy instruments A series of five articles to discover the policy instruments and the use of LCA of the Lombardy Region for the 6th TLJ. Type: Project 23/11/2021 Lombardy's policy instruments (4) Fourth episode of the series dedicated to the policy context of the Lombardy Region. Type: Project 23/11/2021 Lombardy's policy instruments (5) The fifth and final episode of the series on the policy context of Lombardy focuses on a national policy instrument, the National Recovery and Resilience Plan. Type: Project
Project summary 10 partners from 7 countries in peripheral, rural and emerging European regions are collaborating to help each partner develop inclusive digital innovation ecosystems and services that meet the current and future needs of their economies and society to become dynamic players in local and global development . The project will improve its 7 selected policy instruments to help them to become better enablers and deliverers of digital innovation. CARPE DIGEM will examine how the partners in close collaboration with their regional public, private and community stakeholders, can better communicate and enage their regions in improving strategies for digital transformation, predicting and developing new skills and competencies for the future. CARPE DIGEM is primarily about how to create functioning and sustainable Digital Innovation Ecosystems (DIGEMs) in regions considered to be outside the digital, economic and social core of Europe, traditional 'receivers' of innovation and change. CARPE DIGEM will show how we can collectively catalyse, lever, network and expand inter-regional digital eco-systems outside metropolitan Europe, to help provide universal access to the integrated digital solutions and eco-systems our citizens, public administrations and businesses need. €1,737,910.00 from 1 Aug 2019 to 31 Jul 2023 Topic Research and innovation What will this project change? By designing a learning and application 'Loop' at regional and inter-regional levels CARPE DIGEM partners will better achieve their global objective of improving regional economic and social growth trajectories through 'permanent digital evolution and innovation'. The project will ensure: • Accessible and wide ranging knowledge of responsible policy makers and key stakeholders to support and establish sustainable DIGEMS. DIGEMS will ensure that innovative digital products and services that lead to Improvements in Growth, employment and investment and in the quality of life will be delivered. • Significant improvement to staff, expert and stakeholder skills who integrate territorial needs and models within the wider European digital innovation networks • Well skilled and equipped digital mediators to enable rural youth, entrepreneurs and the socially/economically excluded to fully benefit from and contribute to digital innovation • 6 regional DIH working in network under the CARPE DIGEM approach • 15 new companies exploiting digital tools and services in the area of: Digital education; Healthcare; Creative industry; Tourism; Energy Industrial design and Media  • 50 SMEs supported through Digital Innovation Hubs enhanced or established through projects resulting from CARPE DIGEM • Digital Innovation projects resulting from CARPE DIGEM Partnership Lead Partner Partner What policy instruments does the project address? The North West Strategic Growth Plan The NW Region of the island of Ireland is the only functional economic region of such scale which experiences a national jurisdictional border. As such, specific arrangements through the North West Partnership Board (NWPB) have been made and a policy instrument, the North West Strategic Growth Plan.” developed. It has 3 axes: 1 Economic growth and investment; 2 Physical and environmental development; 3 Social and community cohesion and wellbeing. The 1st axis aims “to enhance the region’s innovation ecosystem to capture jobs and enterprises in the next wave of digital innovation” Key priorities: 1. Focus transformation efforts on five (S3) targets: Advanced manufacturing, Fintech, Life & health science, Digital & creative industries, Culture & tourism 2. Develop, deepen, leverage and apply digital research resources across S3 targets to create enterprises, investment, jobs and skills. 3. Configure base of tech parks and innovation centres into coherent networks of innovation Improved thru measures to transfer research and development activities from 3rd level institutions to existing & new enterprises and B2B. Requiring access to latest university/3rd level-enterprise collaboration, methodologies and innovation approaches (characterised by DEI DIH service list). In addition 3rd level sector can be better grown through use of venture capital startup/accelerator funding, by gearing its activities towards transfer of research capacity into viable businesses. Which partners are working on this? European Regions Network for Application of Communications Technology Operational Programme "Regional Madeira 2014-2020" Priority axis 1 - Strengthening Research, Technological Development and Innovation. Investment Priority 1.b The priorities for intervention is the OP Madeira 2014-2020, where IDE, IP-RAM is the Intermediate Body. The regional action will focus on Priority axis 1 - Strengthening Research, Technological Development and Innovation which best reflects our ambitions in the CARPE DIGEM Project Investment Priority 1.b  -  The principal measures of interest are: Promoting business investment in innovation and research, Develop links and synergies between enterprises, research centers and R & D and the higher education sector, in particular the promotion of development of products and services Technology transfer, social innovation, and co-development and applications of public stimulation of demand, in networks, clusters and open innovation through intelligent specialization, Support for applied technological research, Pilot lines, actions for the early validation of products, What should be improved: • identify more clearly the structural constraints in the area of ​​RTDI related to DIGEMs which are barriers to reaching Europe 2020 Strategy Goals • ensure greater clarification of actions to be undertaken to reinforce the regional DIGEM and its role in reinforcing other EPs of Regional Strategy such as green economy, culture economy, energy efficiency and renewable energy sources • Ensure a fair balance in project prioritization criteria within the OP Madeira 2014-2020, ensuring an appropriate allocation of resources to priority areas for job creation and, for skills/infrastructure Which partners are working on this? Business Development Institute of the Autonomous Region of Madeira Regional Development Strategy (RUS) Vasterbotten, The selected PI points at the need to co-create cross-overs between traditional areas to create innovative digital services in industry and for a smart urban-rural balanced region. To strengthen the region’s focal areas “intersections” are used, that is - areas of expertise/sector crossing other areas, leading to innovative leaps, to create potential for future investments, by promoting inter-sectoral meetings between different enterprises, organisations and expertise. An intersection that will be focused is the development of industrial technology and services, requiring new concepts and ICT solutions, offered by, operators in the digital creative sector. These types of inter-sectoral contributions will be prioritised. The region’s on-going rapid digitalisation, needs to be ‘eco-systemic’ to provide as is envisaged under EC "Digitising European Industry" Communication (COM(2016)180) that "any industry in Europe, big or small, wherever situated and in any sector can fully benefit from digital innovations to upgrade its products, improve its processes and adapt its business models to the digital change’. The existing PI lacks concretization on how to achieve this ambitions and establish such co-creative border- crossings wher innovative digital products and solutions can be developed. The PI needs to devlope strategies for learning between successful examples of boarder-crossing solutions and supporting ecosystems on regional as well as national and European level. Which partners are working on this? Region of Vasterbotten Uminova Expression Regional Programme Bourgogne ERDF/ESF 2014-2020 Specific Objective 1b Axe I of the OP underlines the need to increase the research and innovation potential of the territory in order to serve the Competitiveness and employment of Burgundian (Nièvre) companies. Measure 1b's objective is to address the challenge of facilitating and encouraging the emergence of new fields of innovation. The measure underlines the need to strengthen relations with Competence Centers and (the wider digital innovation ecosystem) to amplify the dynamic of creating innovative enterprises linked to the strategic areas identified by the RIS3. This (improvement will be achieved through the improved development of the local ecosystem of innovation (detection, start-up, maturation, incubation) its better regional integration as well as the development of research; Public-private and private-private partnership in relation to National, European strategic agendas. In 2011, Burgundy was 17th of 21 French regions in regional business creation rate. BFC (and subsequently Nièvre) economic fabric is made up of small businesses with a low RDI capacity. The Policy Instrument needs to be improved in order to a) provide more strategic ‘guidance and pathways’ for business and citizens developing a support and competence ecosystem, with consistent and comprehensive access to innovation services/ and mediation-brokerage-coaching support b) enable public and private sector service deliverers to better map; plan and manage the local + regional DIGEM at intra and inter-regional level Which partners are working on this? Digital Nièvre Joint Authority Multiregional Operational Program for Spain 2014-2020 The aim of this PI is to contribute to the improvement and recovery of the competitiveness of the Spanish economy, through the promotion of a smarter growth model, supported by the research, innovation and ICT, with special attention to the needs and potential of SMEs. Its general objectives are: (i) the development of research and innovation activities by companies, and the transfer of technology towards these; (ii) to promote a greater use of ICTs; (iii) to improve the internationalization processes of SMEs and their access to financing; (iv) to achieve an R&D expenditure 2% of GDP to strengthen the Spanish R&D&I system. From another perspective, this PI aims to develop public-private collaboration, strengthen links between universities, technology centres and regional companies (especially SMEs), and to support collaborative structures in their respective fields. This PI is implemented at regional and local level by the Spanish Chambers of Commerce, who acts as intermediary body (CCM in Mallorca) , and who have implemented specific sub-programs such as: Xpande (internationalization of SMEs), Xpande Digital (international digital positioning of companies in global markets), InnoCámaras (Develop innovation in SMEs), and TICCámaras (Integrate ICT's within SMEs). The PI would significantly benefit from stronger cooperation between the public/private stakeholders of the innovation ecosystem, improved support, competence and mediation. Service offer and access Which partners are working on this? Mallorca Chamber of Commerce Operational programme Innovation and competitiveness 2014-2020 The Program’s main aim is the achievement of dynamic and competitive economy through the development of innovations, entrepreneurship, growth capacity of SME’s, energy and resource efficiency of enterprises. The OPIK Priority Axis 1 “Technological Development and Innovation" (TO1), related to the Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialisation (RIS3), is the policy instrument that needs to be amended to successfully support smart specialisation priorities in manufacturing sectors by responding to the surge of the digital transformation. Aiming at encouraging business investment in R&D, in particular the promotion of investment in the development of products and services and technology transfer, this priority axis includes support for technological development and innovation in order to increase innovation activities of enterprises. But OPIK has not been designed or amended so far to answer the challenges of digital transformation. The already planned measures are not oriented towards harnessing SMEs to achieve the digital transformation benefits. The measures envisaging triple-helix cooperation are not intended to support and develop the digital transformation agenda from the last few years. The innovation policies need to be adapted to the new context and oriented to meet the challenge of mobilising Digital Innovation Ecosystems. There is a need for more investment in adequate competence centres and in capacity to deliver the services to implement digital transformation. Which partners are working on this? Business Agency Association Ministry of Economy DIGITAL SLOVENIA 2020 – DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY FOR THE INFORMATION SOCIETY UNTIL 2020 The DIGITAL SLOVENIA 2020 strategy is a commitment for a faster development of the digital society and the use of opportunities enabled by information and communication technologies and the internet for general economic and social benefits. Along with the strategies from its scope, it envisages measures to tackle the major development gaps in the field of digital society: faster development of digital entrepreneurship, increased competitiveness of the ICT industry, overall digitisation, development of digital infrastructure, construction of broadband infrastructure, strengthened cybersecurity and the development of an inclusive information society. It foresees priority investment in the digitisation of entrepreneurship, innovative data-driven economy and development, and the use of the internet and, in these frameworks, in the research and development of technologies of the internet of things, cloud computing, big data and mobile technologies. DIGITAL SLOVENIA 2020 was published in 2016, and didn’t take into account the challenges with digitalization brought since then, but also mechanisms, such as Digital Innovation Hubs introduced to meet some of those challenges. That is why we would like to use this project to improve the policy instrument with new projects that will tackle the digital challenges. Which partners are working on this? University of Ljubljana Republic of Slovenia – Ministry of Public Administration Sign up for the CARPE DIGEM newsletter Subscribe now (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.10"; js.async = true; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); CARPE DIGEM Tweets by CARPE DIGEM Latest News See all project news 07/09/2021 #EURegionsWeek 2021 From October 11 to October 12, 2021 the 19th European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionWeek) will take place. Type: Project 23/06/2021 How the Virtual Wine Tasting went The event took place on 16th June in ZOOM. Type: Project 09/06/2021 Virtual Wine Tasting - Wine Producers On the event good practices of wine producers from Slovenia, France and Spain will be presented! Type: Project 05/11/2020 The webinar for tourism attracted 200 experts Experts from around Europe gathered to discuss CARPE DIGEM project good practices for digitising tourism in COVID 19 times Type: Project 30/10/2020 How digitalisation can support tourism in crisis CARPE DIGEM partners and stakeholders will explore how digital Innovation reinforced by local and international cooperation can help tourism to evolve now Type: Project 20/07/2020 THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF RURAL VILLAGES A tool on promoting digital transformation in villages and rural areas related to CARPE DIGEM is published Type: Project 21/06/2020 Digitalisation of municipalities lecture Discussing how municipalities could benefit from digitalisation Type: Project 29/05/2020 #boostingdigitalisation webinar available Webinar is now available to watch at https://bit.ly/2ZVevMb Type: Project 26/05/2020 Boosting digitalisation in your region webinar Webinar on how digital innovation ecosystems mobilisation could boost regions' digitalisation - the CARPE DIGEM approach Type: Project 07/05/2020 DIGEMs for the switch to the post-COVID era How cooperating for innovations can support the regions for the new work scene? 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