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Innovation policy impact assessment at regional level: benchmarking for dissemination of differing performances to raise awareness of policy-makers to stimulate successful measures and good practise.

Objective

Methodology and tool developed in this project will be powerful, practical, objective related, validated and result oriented. Powerful: a strong partnership involving New Member States establishes the transnational network. The lean management structure e nsures consensus building, in particular on a new enlarged view on "innovation with firms at the core". Profit is taken from the enormous experience of partners through their participation in former European projects (Thematic Networks, RIS/RITTS processes , INTERREG). Practical: the real stakeholders of the partner regions are involved. The inter-regional dimension of the platform gives a clear benefit to all partners. This guarantees useful results that are applicable throughout European regions. Objective related: transfer of the inter-regional benchmarking tool on a transnational platform encourages exchange and gives access to good practise. Long-term effects of the RIS/RITTS processes on the regional performance are identified and documented. Influence of the type of regional innovation support infrastructure is verified. Validated: the scientific ground of the methodology and the screening of indicators guarantee a practical applicable set. Data collection starts with a contextual analysis to clarif y the particularities of the drivers (firms) and providers (innovation actors). Comparing historic and current data gives insight in the appropriateness of RIS/RITTS process. Data processing results in a graphical view on the regional performance. Comparis on allows inter-regional benchmarking. Explanatory analysis figures out underlying reasons for differences. Result oriented: achievements of RIS/RITTS programme are verified. Deployment of the conclusions is realized through policy recommendations and cont inuous dissemination. Regional innovation support infrastructure and innovation policies are improved. Positive impact on the economic, social and environmental situation of regions is highly expected.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-INNOV-4
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Funding Scheme

SSA - Specific Support Action

Coordinator

INSTITUUT VOOR DE AANMOEDIGING VAN INNOVATIE DOOR WETENSCHAP EN TECHNOLOGIE IN VLAANDEREN
Address
Bischoffsheimlaan 25
1000 Brussels
Belgium

Participants (6)

AMT DER NOE LANDESREGIERUNG, ABTEILUNG WIRTSCHAFTSFOERDERUNG
Austria
Address
Landhausplatz 1, Haus 14
St. Poelten
BRETAGNE INNOVATION
France
Address
18 Place De La Gare
Rennes
SYNTENS, INNOVATIENETWERK VOOR ONDERNEMERS
Netherlands
Address
Koninginnegracht 61-62
Den Haag
POLITECHNIKA WROCLAWSKA
Poland
Address
Ul. Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27
Wroclaw
MUNICIPALITY OF LJUBLJANA
Slovenia
Address
Mestni Trg 1
Ljubljana
FUNDACIÓN PARA EL CONOCIMIENTO MADRIMASD
Spain
Address
Velázquez 76, Bajo Izquierda
Madrid