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1 WP8 – Innovation Support Kelly Vavasi General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) SP meeting Becici, 11 November 2010

2 WP8 – Innovation Support Objectives Providing an overview of the WBC innovation systems Identifying the research and market needs and analysing the needs in innovation policy accordingly identifying good practices of innovation activities from the EU and the WBC Identifying policy measures to improve the framework conditions Promoting the dialogue of the regional innovation stakeholders Organizing training in the fields of technology transfer and market innovation needs

3 WP8 – Innovation Support Task 8.1- Stocktaking Task 8.2- Fostering Innovation and Adapting Good Practices Task 8.3- Action Plan for Future Joint Innovation Activities Task 8.4- Capacity Building and Networking

4 Task 8.1 Stocktaking Task Leader: Ivo Pilar The task includes: 1.Updated mapping of the WBC innovation systems and stakeholders. Comparative approach (ZSI,MPI, Ivo Pilar, WBC partners) 2.Identification of future research and market needs (esp. of SMEs). A questionnaire will be prepared accordingly (JRC-IPTS supported by Ivo Pilar) 3. Comparative analysis of the innovation capacity in the WBC. Focus on joint cooperation needs (Ivo Pilar) In meeting series in m42 (June 2011) the identified needs will be assessed and a prioritisation will be made.

5 Task 8.2 Fostering Innovation and Adapting Good Practices Task Leader: PT-DLR/BMBF In order to elaborate proposals for the implementation of good practice examples suitable to be adapted to the WBC the following activities are planned : 1.Identification and comparison of good practice examples of innovation policy approaches and instruments of EU MS and WBC; 2.Selection of some good practice examples of innovation policies, instruments and activities; 3.Development of adaptation schemes for the selected good practice examples taking into account the institutional and political environment in the WBC

6 Task 8.2 Fostering Innovation and Adapting Good Practices (step by step) Task Leader: PT-DLR/BMBF The selection will be done during a T8.2 review meeting ( beginning of 2012); The selected good practice examples will be presented and analysed during a second review meeting (autumn 2012) aiming at developing adaptation schemes; Draft proposals for the implementation of adaptation schemes will be elaborated; The final T 8.2 report (end 2012): adaptation schemes for the selected good practice examples realistically transferable to the WBC. Policy recommendations and suggestions for joint activities (input in T 8.3 Action Plan) and recommendations for training and capacity building

7 Task 8.3 Action Plan for Future Joint Innovation Activities Task Leader: GSRT/Greece Task Leader: GSRT/Greece Fostering coordination and cooperation between regional innovation stakeholders, in order to: develop common research and innovation strategies draw up corresponding joint activities (stand alone or integrated into Europe- wide schemes) possible future SEE-ERA.NET on Innovation Action Plan on Research and Innovation (based on the input of WP8 tasks and also on the existing Joint Action Plan for SEE developed under the SEE-ERA.NET project)

8 Task 8.3 Action Plan for Future Joint Innovation Activities Task Leader: GSRT/Greece Task Leader: GSRT/Greece Input by Innovation Dialogue Fora/IDF (workshops) organised to: support the further development of a regional research and innovation area in SEE promote the inter-regional dialogue and explore synergies via liaison with networks outside SEE continue the dialogue with multilateral initiatives and programmes for the targeted region eligible participants: project partners, policy makers, innovation program managing authorities from national funding agencies, other research institutions and innovation stakeholders coming from the industry, WBC Innovation group of experts, other experts at national, regional and European level.

9 Task 8.3 Action Plan for Future Joint Innovation Activities 1 st IDF (Becici, 8-9 November 2010) 3 sessions (NIS, regional aspects, EU experience) nearly 60 participants (project partners, WBC Innovation group of experts, policy makers, other experts at national and european level, representatives from academia and SMEs) coming from 16 different countries and more than 31 organisations

10 1 st IDF How to change…….? Lack of coordinated innovation policy/strategy Lack of funding (public and private) Brain drain Lack of linkages between research and business sector Lack of knowledge transfer No supportive environment for the innovators Lack of / invalid statistical data Also: What needs to be done at a regional level. Which are on- going regional initiatives.

11 1 st IDF Proposals (indicatively) Monitoring mechanism Legal systems Financial incentives Platform for the coordination of the on-going regional programs/initiatives Good practice examples from other countries/regions suitably adopted to the needs of the region Teaching the young people how to be creative and innovative ……………… ………………..

12 Task 8.4 Capacity Building and Networking Task Leader: SEERC/Greece In order to enhance the capacity building in the region the following learning groups are being scheduled: 1.training of the key research managers on the market demands (Serbia, spring 2011) 2.training for RTDI stakeholders in the field of technology transfer and innovation support (Montenegro, autumn 2011) Also: Participation in a big conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development with participants from WBC-INCO.NET ENHANCED partner countries, but also from other countries interested and the respective EC DGs (Skopje,spring Also in 2012) Virtual meeting at the end of 2013

13 WBC Innovation group of experts The role of this group is to give feedback on the situation of the innovation systems in the region and also to provide their expertise in the WP8 activities to support the ministerial partners to be engaged in future transnational cooperative activities in the WB region Future scope: orientation towards the further commitment of the countries of the region into joint future initiatives in the selected fields of innovation support and innovation policy.

14 WBC Innovation group of experts Who? Stakeholder organisations in the field of Innovation with experience in EU Programmes/Innovation schemes mainly from WBC.INCO.NET ENHANCED partner countries, but also from other countries in the SEE and EU MS. Innovation stakeholder organisations committed to future regional collaborative activities in innovation and thus are in favour of developing and implementing the Action Plan, and also being involved in a possible ERA-NET on Innovation

15 Kelly Vavasi General Secretariat for Research & Technology, International S & T Cooperation Directorate Messogeion av., Athens, Greece tel: fax: Thank you for your attention!


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