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One of the main characteristics of new business patterns is the increasing need for connectivity among the various actors involved in the economic processes at regional and local levels. Co-operation has become an effective way of broadening knowledge among partners and enhancing the effectiveness of its use. 'Excellent News' takes a closer look at a range of activities at European level that have been initiated to enhance regional and local networks fostering innovation, company creation and entrepreneurship.

This issue covers the following topics:
- Regional and local innovation: PAXIS Best Practices; Management changes DG Enterprise
- Accompanying Measures: 1st Expert Panel meeting; Visiting Scheme Bulgaria - Bavaria
GOPP Session in Athens: PAXIS redefines strategy
- 4th European Forum: Stuttgart and Karlsruhe; X-network on early-stage financing
- Cross-networking: Making start-ups international; Euro-office: HIGHEST's approach
- News from the PAXIS projects: R&D and Entrepreneurship; Oxford Bioincubator wins international award
- Editorial: New Berlin - HIGHEST Ideas. By Volkmar Strauch, Berlin, Staatssekretär Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Arbeit und Frauen

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