The objective of a staff exchange visit is to enable organisations to improve their working knowledge of industrial symbiosis by learning from each other. The visits are intended to benefit all participants through as an open exchange of ideas, knowledge, and sound practices. The host organisation should expect to gain as much from the experience as the visitors, if not more.

TRIS project partners ASTER and Emilia-Romagna region will host the visit and the meeting on the first day will be opened by Marina Silverii, Executive Director of ASTER. Followed by a discussion on The ERDF 2014-2020 programme.

Further discussions will take place around Smart Specialization Strategy in Emilia-Romagna and The Technopoles network within the innovation ecosystem, followed by a visit to UniMoRE and CRPA laboratories within the Technopole.

During the second day policy improvements with a focus on research infrastructure from Interreg InnolnfraShare, will be discussed and Silvia Falciasecca of ASTER will present a Startup Unit. A second visit will take place to Bologna Technopole, MISTER and Proambiente Laboratories.