UNIVERSITY OF BREMEN - Uni-HB
The Public Policy Living Lab (P2L2) project supports countries and regions invested in the field of advanced materials by introducing or improving local policy to support innovation in this field.
Establish policy roadmaps that will improve the regions’ innovation ecosystem of advanced materials. Improving policy instruments that support the innovation ecosystem of advanced materials Improving policy instruments related to the implementation and evaluation of smart specialization strategies Coordinating/aligning regional policies and strategies between sectors to facilitate innovation ecosystems that go beyond administrative regional boundaries
The project aims at real changes, and that needs more than simply sharing good practices. For example, one of the project deliverables – the limited mapping tool will soon help different regions align development strategies by reducing overlaps and gaps, and by finding complementarity and opportunities for European collaboration.
P2L2 is an Interreg project with the European Commission. For that reason, P2L2 supports the EC’s National/Regional Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3). These strategies, among other things, focus on enhancing each region’s particular strengths, competitive advantages and potential for excellence.
The project has a budget of 1,748,206.00 Euros. It will last for four years, running from the 1st of April 2016 until the 31st of May, 2020.
During this time, partners form each region will compare, collaborate and consult each other on how to improve their respective policy instruments. Each will create an action plan which will be executed and monitored during the latter half of the project’s duration.