The purpose of this conference – the first of a series of conferences organized by DG REGIO on regions and economic change – was to give interested parties, particularly Structural Funds Managing Authorities, insight into successful strategies and practices for “improving knowledge and innovation for growth”,
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The PAXIS Manual describes the main good practices identified by PAXIS initiative in the areas of policy design, pre-seed and early-stage financing; incubation; technology transfer and spin-offs; promotion of an entrepreneurial and innovation culture and political awareness.
The Toronto Region Research Alliance is a innovative alliance of regional leaders engaged in transforming the Toronto Region into a world-leading centre for research and research-driven industry
The Mutual Learning Platform (MLP) enabling European regions to enter knowledge-based society and benefit from increased investment in research and innovation intends to create a mechanism for interactive “learning” by regional authorities and by interested public and private organisations in European Regions It is expected to result in concrete tools for regional policy-makers involved in research and innovation activities.
Canada’s Innovation Strategy is presented in two papers. Both focus on what Canada must do to ensure equality of opportunity and economic innovation in the knowledge society.
The main theme of the Summit, which will take place in Stockholm, 16-18 October, is Competitiveness and Innovation, and a significant part will be dedicated to the new Lisbon Strategy and how its implementation can be ensured through national and regional ownership.
The project “Excellence in Central Macedonia” was successfully completed in June 2005. The project belongs to the Regional Programmes of Innovative Actions, supported by the European Commission, DG Regio, and continued the efforts of previous RTP and RIS+ initiatives to support and expand the regional system of innovation in Central Macedonia, Greece.