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Template for Regional Innovation System as a tool for evening out the regional R and D investment disparities

Objective

The objective of TeRIS is evening out the regional disparities in R&D investment allocation at national level by creating a template for functioning Regional Innovation System, RIS. TeRIS will increase participating regions??? R&D investments and thus improving regional competitiveness and helping the regions better fulfil the Lisbon goal.
TeRIS template created contributes to empowerment of the RIS actors increasing their impact possibilities on R&D investment allocation. In that way the RIS w ill contribute to developing policy recommendations in order to help planning programmes better meeting regional needs. The structure of this CA is threefold concentrating on enhancing the functionality of a RIS, and thereby a RIS template development, opening up influence and interaction channels, through which forwarding recommendations to relevant authorities; and thirdly addressing the participation of SMEs.
As an additional component of the activities TeRIS implementation plan includes an effective dissemination task.TeRIS coordination activities build on the doctrines of the theory of Learning Region.
According to the model, the innovative capacity of a region is dependent on the production environment of the region and the organisations belonging to t he RIS, as well as the interaction occurring between them. The emergence of innovations requires an effective RIS with functional interaction. TeRIS is a CA of 9 partners. The coordinating organisation is Kemi Tornio Polytechnic (FI), and the other partners are University of Trento (I), Rovaniemi Polytechnic (FI), Region of Western Macedonia (El), Province of Trento (I), Regional Development Company of Western Macedonia (El), Rovaniemi Regional Development Agency (FI), Kemi-Tornio Regional Development Agency (FI) and Zeus Consulting S.A. (El).

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-KNOW-REG-2
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Funding Scheme

CA - Coordination action

Coordinator

KEMI-TORNIO POLYTECHNIC / MUNICIPAL FEDERATION OF KEMI-TORNIO POLYTECHNIC (KEMI-TORNION AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU)
Address
Kauppakatu 5
Kemi
Finland

Participants (8)

KEMI-TORNION ALUEEN KEHITTÄMISKESKUS (KEMI-TORNIO REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY)
Finland
Address
Sairaalakatu 2
Kemi
PROVINCIA AUTONOMA DI TRENTO
Italy
Address
P.zza Dante 15
Trento
REGION OF WESTERN MACEDONIA
Greece
Address
Zep Kozanis
Kozani
REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF WEST MACEDONIA S.A.
Greece
Address
1-3, Fon Karagianni Str.
Kozani
ROVANIEMI POLYTECHNIC / ROVANIEMI EDUCATIONAL FEDERATION OF MUNICIPALITIES (ROVANIEMEN AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU)
Finland
Address
Toripuistikko 5-7
Rovaniemi
ROVANIEMI REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY LTD. (ROVANIEMEN KEHITYS OY)
Finland
Address
Ainonkatu 1
Rovaniemi
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Italy
Address
Via Belenzani 12
Trento
ZEUS CONSULTING S.A.
Greece
Address
Trade Centre Georgiou A'square- Riga Ferraiou 93
Patras