The proposal is based on the requirement of the regional authorities to develop a regional innovation strategy, which will be accepted by the wide range of stakeholders in the region. The regional innovation strategy will be based on the need analysis of SMEs for innovation, analysis of regional supply of services and the identification of gaps between demand, possibilities and existing innovation support structure. The expectations of SMEs will be covered by actions, which will bring short-term results in pro-innovative environment improvement. The strategic framework of the RIS document with priorities, trends, road mapping will be prepared by technology foresight exercise involving significant number of experts and stakeholders from Trencin region. T he content of the RIS document will be enriched by the inputs of experts from partners region involved in the project team. This type of partnership support will be characteristic for all stages of the project. Another main feature of the project is a co ntinuous consensus building in the region, which will lead not only to better understanding of innovation processes and procedures, but also to general support of activities, actions and events. The project management and information and communication fl ow will come out from a proposal, which will incorporate the wide range of involved institutions, sectors and complex inter-relations.The project duration is 32 months and is divided into 11 work packages. The project will be co-ordinated by Trencin Univ ersity, other partners are Development agency, non-profit institution of Self-governing region Trencin, Trencin Chamber of Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry and member of IRC Slovakia consortium BIC Group. The team will be accompanied by EU partners , representatives of the regions with the developed and implemented RIS: region - Aragon - Instituto Technologico de Aragon, Spain and region - North Rhine-Westphalia - ZENIT GmbH, Germany.
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