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December 2014 2-3 Register Now

Research and innovation

Research and innovation iconThis interactive workshop is for participants interested in policies strengthening research, technological development and innovation in their regions. You will get a deeper insight into the European trends in this field as well as hear about project examples working on a similar topic under INTERREG IVC. The workshop will encourage you to discuss your project ideas and possible partnerships.

 

The context

Europe 2020 sets smart growth as one of the three priorities of the EU's growth strategy. European regions should aim for an economy based on knowledge and innovation. Along with it goes the goal to invest 3% of the EU's GDP in research and development.

The European Commission put in place the Innovation Union flagship initiative to improve the framework conditions and the access to finance for research and innovation. This initiative for developing and delivering innovation policies comprises over 30 action points. These points include for instance developing knowledge and skills through modernisation of education and training systems or encouraging innovative companies to improve the interoperability of products and innovative systems.

The focus on research and innovation as drivers of growth in the EU and on the necessary investments is reflected also among the themes selected by the INTERREG EUROPE programme 2014-2020. The one on strengthening research, technological development and innovation in regions targets policies fostering the infrastructure and capacities needed for research and innovation to flourish. This theme also includes policies supporting the actual delivery of innovation in regional innovation chains, particularly in the areas of ‘smart specialisation’. 

Speakers

Carl Arvid Dahlöf 

Expert in Research and Innovation, Inno AG filial Scandinavia, Sweden

Mr Dahlöf is a consultant at inno AG's Stockholm office, where he has been involved as an evaluator in a number of EU-funded projects. Currently he serves as an INTERREG IVC Capitalisation Expert for the Innovation Systems topic. He has previous experience at the EU Delegation to the US and the Swedish Embassy in Washington, DC. Carl Arvid holds a MSc in Management and Economics of Innovation from Chalmers University of Technology. 

Peter Heydebreck

Expert in Research and Innovation, Inno AG, Germany

Prof Dr Heydebreck is a thematic expert for the Innovation Systems theme of the INTERREG IVC programme. He mentors and advises national and regional governments and multi-national organisations (e.g. EU, OECD, UNIDO) in the field of innovation policy and competitiveness and has also served as a member of the Research Commission of the German Science Council (Wissenschaftsrat). Peter holds a professorship for Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of Malmö (Sweden).

Jason Martinez

Project officer, INTERREG IVC Joint Technical Secretariat, France

Mr. Martinez is responsible for providing assistance to potential applicants, supports approved projects and monitors their development. Before INTERREG IVC, he worked for seven years at IDEPA, the Regional Development Agency of Asturias Regional Authority, in Spain, where he managed several projects co-financed by the EU Structural Funds, such as INTERREG IIIC South ESTIIC, INTERREG IVC nano4m, BORDWIIS+ and Atlantic Area AT-Clusters.

Akos Szabo

Project officer, INTERREG IVC Joint Technical Secretariat, France

Mr Szabo is responsible for providing assistance to potential applicants, supports approved projects and monitors their development. Before INTERREG IVC, Akos worked as a programme manager at the Joint Technical Secretariat of the Slovenia-Hungary-Croatia INTERREG IIIA Neighbourhood Programme in Slovenia and at the Prime Minister’s Office in Hungary dealing with financial control and monitoring of EU funds and of the national budget.

 

Presentations

INTERREG EUROPE for research & innovation

 

 

Suggested reading

Innovation systems

 

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Innovation capacity of SMEs

 

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