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Cooperation, complementarities and alignment of different funding sources for a more efficient use of resources
This policy brief highlights the possibilities for improving of policy measures presented in the Common Provision Regulations (CPR 1303/2013), and in particular its Article 70 (Art 70), which allows investments outside the programme area. The brief also d
The challenges and necessity of rural innovation
Rural regions make up roughly half of the territory of the EU-28. By building innovation capacity and implementing innovative solutions, rural and sparsely populated areas can overcome
The role of staff exchange and mobility schemes in accelerating innovation policy transfer and uptake of good practices
The objective of this policy brief is to present some of the examples of mobility/staff exchange schemes that have deployed within Interreg Europe projects, notably to support innovation and cluster programme development.
Towards synergies between S3P-Industry and Interreg Europe projects
This policy brief identifies potential complementarities and synergies between partnerships of the Smart Specialisation Thematic Platform for Industrial Modernisation (S3P-Industry) and Interreg Europe projects.
The ins and outs of the Vanguard Initiative
The Vanguard Initiative seeks to support interregional cooperation notably through industrial clusters and innovation ecosystems creating new competitive advantages for Europe, member states and regions.
Engagement of private investments to bring research and deveopment results to the market
This policy brief focuses on the desire to to bring research and development results to the market. Emphasis is put on "off-the-shelf" financial instruments and the co-investment model.
The role of Clusters in supporting the Smart Specialisation Thematic Platforms: Focus on Industrial Modernisation
This policy brief seeks to shed some light on the emerging synergies on policies supporting smart specialisation policy implementation and cluster policy development, both key factors in driving regional innovation and growth, notably for SMEs. It also re
Enabling synergies through coordination between H2020 and ESIF
Creating synergies between Horizon 2020 and Structural Funds is a current challenge for European Managing Authorities. This policy brief sums up the tools and approaches supporting such synergies.
The triple helix challenge: Bridging the gap between science and policymaking
A policy brief on EU-financed instruments that can be used to bridge the gap between the academia and the policymakers.
The regional ecosystem scoreboard methodology: a tool to help analyse regional development framework conditions
RES is a statistical tool, designed primarily for policy-makers responsible for regional, industrial, innovation and cluster policies and to help them identify the bottlenecks of the wider regional eco-system that could be targeted through specific polici
Policy challenges in exploiting research and innovation infrastructure
The European research and innovation infrastructure ecosystem is diverse in scale and scope. In the Interreg Europe community there are a number of projects tackling research and innovation infrastructure from different perspectives and their experience c
University-industry collaboration is a key component of the regional innovation policy-mix as the successful exploitation of R&D results is fundamental for regional competitiveness.
Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3)
Learn from practices implemented in different regional institutional contexts such as concrete and transformative policy changes on regional policy challenges ranging from the Entrepreneurial Discovery Process (EDP) to S3 Monitoring.
Innovation networks are central to the innovation process as they facilitate mutual learning and knowledge transfer. Explore the role of innovation networks within regional innovation ecosystems.
Skills for innovation
Discover five policy recommendations using the experience of Interreg Europe projects dealing with the development of skills for innovation to offer regions a path towards better regional innovation.
Innovation in less-developed regions
Explore the importance of research and innovation in less-developed European regions to promote regional convergence within the European Union.
Factors affecting business participation in GPP
Barriers and enablers that affect businesses' involvement in tenders with environmental criteria and investments in green products, services and works