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1 European Commission Enterprise and Industry Title of the presentation | Date | # What Fast Track means for RAPIDE Regional Action Plan for Innovation and Enterprises: Project Launch Torun, 29 th October 2008 Kincső IZSAK Support for Innovation – Unit D2 European Commission Enterprise and Industry

2 European Commission Enterprise and Industry Title of the presentation | Date | # From networking to real partnerships 86 billion, 25% of the total Cohesion Policy Fund ( ), has been allocated to research and innovation. INNOBAROMETER 2006: desired innovation support is lower then currently provided. Good practice may not be good enough anymore. Striving for excellence and to the leading edge.

3 European Commission Enterprise and Industry Title of the presentation | Date | # INNOBAROMETER 2006

4 European Commission Enterprise and Industry Title of the presentation | Date | # Regions for Economic Change – Fast Track Networks Core objective: addressing common issues together and creating a stronger link between exchange of practices and mainstream funding programmes Two-way bridge with mainstream Operational Programmes Commission participation and support Communication and dissemination

5 European Commission Enterprise and Industry Title of the presentation | Date | # What does fast track mean for RAPIDE? A Two-way bridge The fast track projects (FTP) should contribute to the implementation of the OP. The MA should take the initiatives of the FTP into consideration when implementing the OP. FTP should capitalise on experience. How to bring better practices and ideas into action through mainstream OPs? All MA of the project partners need to be part of the FTP. Working on the basis of Regional Action Plans is essential. Develop outcomes and products not only in the end!

6 European Commission Enterprise and Industry Title of the presentation | Date | # What does fast track mean for RAPIDE? Commission support Participation at the meetings, providing expertise and support to the working methods, definition of the outcomes Promotion of peer review Providing information on the topic studies, policy documents, past and forthcoming events, contacts to other networks and institutions

7 European Commission Enterprise and Industry Title of the presentation | Date | # What does fast track mean for RAPIDE? Communication and dissemination Transparency Need to share information already at an early stage in order to learn from each other. Capitalise experience and better practices Present experiences in a very practical and transferrable way. Avoid abstract descriptions, focus the exchange on actions. FTPs will be given more visibility on European level EU-wide presentation (conferences, events, websites etc.)

8 European Commission Enterprise and Industry Title of the presentation | Date | # Commission involvement and contacts Name SURNAMEDG and Unit Ms. Kincső Ms. Luisa Mr. Ciarán Ms. Lieve Mr. Dimtcho TOURDANOVEMPL.C.1 eu

9 European Commission Enterprise and Industry Title of the presentation | Date | # Good to know Cluster Communication adopted on 17 th October 2008 Calls for proposals under PRO INNO Europe ® and Europe INNOVA: eco-innovation, knowledge intensive services, clusters FP7 Regions of Knowledge programme deadline: 27th of January 2009 European Cluster Alliance open to join: INNO Partnering Forum to be launched under PRO INNO Europe ®

10 European Commission Enterprise and Industry Title of the presentation | Date | # For your calendar European Presidency Conference on clusters, November 2008, Sophia Antipolis Regions for Economic Change Annual Conference, 2009 – 16/17 February 2009 – RegioStar Awards

11 European Commission Enterprise and Industry Title of the presentation | Date | # Support for Innovation Unit, Innovation Policy Directorate European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry Thank you for your attention!


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