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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 30015

  • Start date

    1 January 2006

  • End date

    31 December 2007

Funded under:

FP6-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 586 500

  • EU contribution

    € 586 500

Coordinated by:

KEMI-TORNIO POLYTECHNIC / MUNICIPAL FEDERATION OF KEMI-TORNIO POLYTECHNIC (KEMI-TORNION AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU)

Finland

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).

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

PROVINCIA AUTONOMA DI TRENTO

Italy

REGION OF WESTERN MACEDONIA

Greece

REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF WEST MACEDONIA S.A.

Greece

ROVANIEMI POLYTECHNIC / ROVANIEMI EDUCATIONAL FEDERATION OF MUNICIPALITIES (ROVANIEMEN AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU)

Finland

ROVANIEMI REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY LTD. (ROVANIEMEN KEHITYS OY)

Finland

UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO

Italy

ZEUS CONSULTING S.A.

Greece

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 30015

  • Start date

    1 January 2006

  • End date

    31 December 2007

Funded under:

FP6-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 586 500

  • EU contribution

    € 586 500

Coordinated by:

KEMI-TORNIO POLYTECHNIC / MUNICIPAL FEDERATION OF KEMI-TORNIO POLYTECHNIC (KEMI-TORNION AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU)

Finland