Presentation on theme: "1 From the Implementation of IMPULSO to the Design of ESTER Mr. Francisco ROYANO www.sodercan.com Office of the Government of Cantabria in Brussels OPEN."— Presentation transcript:
1 From the Implementation of IMPULSO to the Design of ESTER Mr. Francisco ROYANO Office of the Government of Cantabria in Brussels OPEN DAYS th October 2006
3 CANTABRIA - SODERCAN CANTABRIA - service sector (67%) - industrial sector (19,4%) SODERCAN Creation of wealth and quality employment
4 RIS CANTABRIA ( ) Definition of an innovation strategy in the region for the first time.
5 IMPULSO ( ) fostering and promoting the innovation demand in Cantabria. Strengthen innovation Creation of technological services consulting companies Technological based companies. IMPULSO
6 Action 1. Action 2. Action 3. Action 4. Action 5. Innovation development within the industry (Agro-food and automotive sectors) Advanced business service companies. Technological based companies RTD support actions Inter-regional cooperation.
7 IMPULSO QUALITATIVE:QUALITATIVE: Testing laboratory for innovative actions and necessary stimulus to bring about the strategic conclusions of the RIS Cantabria in specific pro-active policies Initiate an innovation and diversification process - challenge of converging with Europe in terms of R+D. QUANTITATIVE:QUANTITATIVE: DIRECT PUBLIC INVESTMENT DIRECT PRIVATE CONTRIBUTION BUSINESS PROJECTS IN R+D INNOVATIVE INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS
8 ESTER ( ) improving capacity to develop technologies connected with regional resources, strengths and assets. Adequate environment New policies Cooperation amongst regional economic and social actors Technology based enterprises ESTER
9 Action 1. Action 2. Action 3. Action 4. Action 5. Design and definition of innovation support policies Research unit - magnesium casting technology Biotechnology development unit Institutional coordination for RTD policies Trans-regional cooperation & networking
10 ESTER Definition of innovation support policies: Identifying new areas of technological innovation with potential application to the regional industry Creation of innovation driven clusters Definition and implementation of policies Networking Participation of regional enterprises in FP7 and CIP Action 1.
11 ESTER Magnesium Casting Technology Unit: Experimental research unit oriented applied to the automotive sector Supporting research projects Updating the state of art - market feasibility studies Biotechnology Development Unit: Testing the feasibility of a new sector Industrial projects in the field Biotech supply n demand survey Creation of bio-enterprises Action 2. Action 3.
12 ESTER Inter-institutional Coordination Updating of the Regional Plan for R+D Benchmarking regional innovation Transfer of outcomes to the Innovation System Awareness and dissemination Transregional Cooperation and Networking European networking Experience exchange Action 4. Action 5.
13 CONCLUSIONS These actions, and others carried out by the Government, make Cantabria compete internationally, by increasing productivity and intensifying innovation and technology.
14 SODERCAN Regional Development Agency of Cantabria Thank you for your attention Francisco ROYANO Director General de SODERCAN Hernán Cortés 39; 39003; Santander (SPAIN)