Smart specilization strategy is built on regional strengths and comparative advantages as well as on possible cooperation among territories. Leading regions with a critical mass can invest in advancing a generic "basic" technology (at the frontier of knowledge). Other regions can invest in the application of this knowledge to a particular sector or related sectors.
Project activities are based on the identification and implementation of common trans-national methods and web platforms, in order to have a trans-national impact and contributing to remove bottlenecks in the diffusion and application of innovation and access to RTD results. Main goal of the project is to sustain innovation through a trans-national certified system of innovation supply.
Innovation policy as a multi-level governance activity and the responsibility for policy design and implementation should be allocated among different levels of government. Further policy tools, in the European Research Area, such as joint programming and financial instruments (equity, loans etc) and/ or training and education programmes.
Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs). According to European Institute of Innovation Technology KICs will be highly integrated, creative partnerships including education, technology research, business and entrepreneurship, public and private research, regional and national governments, that will produce new innovations and new innovation models and inspire others to emulate them.
Open innovation is a more dynamic model in whic companies look both inside-in and outside-out. Innovation is based on knowledge asset outside the companies and co-operation is a way to source knowledge in order to generate new ideas and bring them quickly to market. Open Innovation means that companies should make much greater use of external ideas and technologies.
Public institutions can became enabler of open innovation by promoting new practices in its procurement strategies. Policy attention focuses more on the suppy side of innovation and less on building market demand for innovation through public procurement for innovative products and services. Procurement as part of policy mix for addressing innovation cases.
- SMART SPECIALIZATION
- KNOWLEDGE DATABASE
- Innovation Policies
- Knowledge communities
- Open innovation
- Public Procurement