R4R aims at developing models for Knowledge Transfer in the management of research policies at regional level. It directly involves 9 partners from 8 regions in different countries of Europe. The project has ambition to:
- develop a solid methodology for the identification, modeling, adaptation and transfer of best practices;
- allow the creation of a co-operation platform among European regions likely to provide concrete input to research policies management at regional level in the years to come.
The project is articulated in 6 work-packages one of which devoted to management, three to methodological and technical work and two to dissemination. In this respect, R4R represents a good balance of model development and dissemination activities to create consensus about the R4R concept among all regional stakeholders of Europe. Work will start with the analysis of case studies in 8 regions and the identification of best practices, that is research support models that are likely to be transferred to other contexts.
The best practices selected are then analyzed to identify their critical success factors and define which pre-conditions or other factors must occur to determine their success. Work will then proceed to define models to be used for the elaboration of concrete transferability scenarios. This exercise will provide concrete plans with clear guidelines for the adoption of those models in specific contexts. The transferability scenarios will entail the participation of local stakeholders to identify potential obstacles or opportunities pertaining to their specific contexts.
The project will be backed by a massive dissemination action, through 'cross-border workshops' aiming at spreading the methodology also among regions not directly involved in the project. A final high profile conference will be organized in M24 to present the project results, consolidate consensus about the R4R concept and promote a pan-European action plan for the years to come.
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