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1 Jacqueline Lostao Innovation Directorate -Networks and Services Enterprise Directorate General European Commission Innovation NCP’s Meeting 30 October 2002 Regional Innovation actions under the 6 th Framework Programme for Research and Development

2 Overall objectives –Bring together all European regions active in the design of innovation policies –Introduce innovation strategies in candidate countries –Mainstream innovation policy in the regions

3 Background launch of the first generation of Regional Innovation Strategies Set up of the Innovating Regions in Europe Network Second and third generation of RIS projects RIS extended to candidate countries Launch of Thematic Networks Launch of Innovative Actions Over 150 member regionsToday

4 Overview Bring together all European regions active in the design of innovation policies Introduce innovation strategies in candidate countries Mainstream innovation policy in the regions IRE secretariat RIS in candidate countries (RIS-NAC) New approaches to reg. innovation policy Innovation Thematic Networks RIS-NAC follow up Actions Objectives Instruments Specific Support Actions Co-ordination Actions TimelineEarly 2003 (for IRE secretariat) Early 2004

5 IRE Network Secretariat Bring together all European regions active in the design of innovation policies Objectives: –Animation and co-ordination of the IRE network –Facilitate the exchange of experience –Disseminate good practice –Act as a European helpdesk for regional innovation policy –Co-ordinate thematic networks’ activities “The best way to get a good idea is to get a lot of ideas” Linus PAULING

6 Innovation Thematic Networks new generation of TN as learning fora –upgrade their strategies and actions in the field of regional innovation policies –gain knowledge of successful schemes in other European regions –develop new measures and actions in support of their innovation strategies Bring together all European regions active in the design of innovation policies “For the things we have to learn, before we can do them, we learn by doing them.” ARISTOTLE

7 Regional Innovation Strategies in candidate countries new generation of RIS-NAC –to develop regional innovation systems using the experience gained through RIS projects in the regions not having benefited from FP V funding Follow up measures –Methodological / expertise support to post-RIS phase on specific actions which have been introduced into their RIS-NAC action plans –Expertise from RIS regions which have successfully implemented such an innovation-related measure Introduce innovation strategies in candidate countries “To put your ideas into action is the most difficult thing in the world” GOETHE

8 A small-scale exploratory project "line" to serve as a test-bed for future trans-regional exchange of experience provide the regions with the scope for experimentation New approaches to regional innovation policy Mainstream innovation policy in the regions Under discussion and in consultation with stakeholders “The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.” John M. KEYNES

9 Target groups -Reg. administrative/political authorities -Reg. (economic, structural) development agencies -Reg. innovation support agencies/organisations

10 Budgetary forecast IRE Secretariat Thematic Networks RIS-NACs RIS-NACs Follow up New approaches ~3 M€ ~16M€ ~3M€ ~22m€ Regional Innovation Actions

11 Innovating Regions in Europe are engaging towards  A more systematic approach to policy-making in all European regions  A stronger regional environment conducive to innovation  A regular exchange of experience and dissemination of good practices  A ground for new ideas and concepts to improve regional innovation strategies  An analysis and benchmark of regional innovation performances  Focussed trans-regional co-operation  Prepare accession candidates  Greater regional and economic cohesion

12 Jacqueline Lostao Innovation Directorate -Networks and Services Enterprise Directorate General European Commission Innovation NCP’s Meeting 30 October 2002 Intellectual Property Rights Helpdesk (IPR-Helpdesk) under the 6 th Framework Programme for Research and Development

13 Objectives to assist potential and current contractors taking part in Community funded research and development projects with IPR issues and in particular on its main areas of competence (i.e. Community diffusion and protection rules and issues related to intellectual property in international research projects)

14 Core activities Assistance Information Dissemination Training Tools and instruments website help line newsletters and other information and dissemination material awareness raising training seminars Tackling IPR issues specific to Community funded transnational research projects (eg. licensing, technology transfer, consortium agreements, etc….).

15 Beneficiaries In particular : SMEs research centres academia individual researchers Current and potential participants in the Framework Programme

16 Target groups legal entities with multilingual and transnational competence to deliver comprehensive information, first line assistance and training on IPR issues The competence required includes legal multimedia information and communication expertise

17 Budgetary forecast Publication: Start Budget: Instrument: Early M€ Specific Support Actions

18 Further information IPR Helpdesk:www.cordis.lu/ipr-helpdesk/ IRC Network: irc-cordis.lu IRE Network:www.innovating-regions.org Enterprise DG -Innovation Directorate Networks and Services Rue Alcide de Gasperi L-2920 Luxembourg Tel:


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