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1 Regional Innovation Systems: the experience of AREA Science Park
Trieste ___________________________________________________________________________ Fabrizia Salvi

2 This presentation intends to illustrate how Technology Parks
are strategic factors for regional development as well as to present the vision and experience of AREA Science Park in developing and managing innovation at the largest inter-regional extent.

3 Innovation is the successful exploitation of new ideas
It is about: bringing new knowledge into business developing new, high value-added products and services Innovation is considered the key factor for fostering territory economic growth and increasing the industry competitiveness on the global market

4 Regional Clusters for Innovation
Innovation has a regional dimension and tends to develop and concentrate locally through a shared and interactive process that can be effectively implemented by means of regional structured systems: Regional Clusters for Innovation Regional Clusters for Innovation consist of co-located and linked Regional Authorities Universities and Research Organizations Enterprises and Industries Financial Institutes Innovation Management Organizations

5 Science and Technology Parks as Regional Innovation Clusters
A Science and Technology Park (STP) is an organisation managed by specialised professionals, whose main aim is to increase the wealth of its community by promoting the culture and diffusion of innovation and the competitiveness of its associated businesses and knowledge-based institutions. To enable these goals to be met, an STP stimulates and manages the flow of knowledge and technology amongst universities, R&D institutions, companies and market; facilitates the creation and growth of innovative companies through incubation and spin-off processes; and provides other value-added services together with high quality spaces and facilities. IASP Source

6 Science and Technology Parks
RESEARCH Universities Institutes of Technology Public Research Organizations PUBLIC AUTHORITIES Local/Regional Authorities National Governments European Institutions FINANCE Private & Public Funds Seed Capital Venture Capital Investment Banks International Donors STP MANAGEMENT TT & Innovation Management RTD Coordination & Management Business Development Marketing & Internazionalization Connectivity & Information Services Facilities & Infrastructures Ancillary Services Networking ENTERPRISES Industrial Companies Service Companies

7 Science and Technology Parks
are powerful tools for regional development are supporters of enterprises and partners of universities concentrate services for industrial innovation and competitiveness exploit the research results and transfer technologies increase the quality and standards of products and production methods help small and medium scale companies to adapt to new and advanced technologies foster the start-up of new hi-tech businesses have a social role create job opportunities for qualified individuals facilitate the creation of inter-regional innovation networks

8 AREA Science Park of Trieste
the leading Science and Technology Park in Italy with multidisciplinary features and facilities located in Trieste and in technoAREA Gorizia (the branch-technology pole in Gorizia) 86 R&D organizations: 17 PROs, 69 industrial R&D centres and knowledge-intensive companies 2,450 qualified persons: researchers, technicians, managers, entrepreneurs and service staff managed by the Consorzio per l’AREA di Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica (Consortium AREA), a public research organization of the Italian Ministry of University and Research set up in 1978, with 168 highly specialized staff (63% graduate or PhD)… 180 MEuro aggregate turnover 2011 a structure of valued services to support innovation, technology transfer, business development and internationalization … and with a high self financing capacity (total revenues: 28 MEuro - 70% from Regional, National, EU projects and services to SMEs) two extended campuses (55 hectares) in Padriciano and Basovizza on the hills surrounding Trieste in the Region Friuli Venezia Giulia, plus one campus in Gorizia an in-house first mile incubator of knowledge-intensive enterprises (Innovation Factory) and peripheral regional branches (Basilicata Innovazione, Calabria Innova) with a 40 staff state of the art facilities (90,000 sqm), world-class infrastructures and instrumentation 6.000 sqm of available facilities in Trieste and in the branch structures of Gorizia

9 The Mission of the Consortium AREA
To enhance the territory attractiveness and competitiveness through: valorisation of research results, management of innovation and technology transfer, incubation of innovative start-ups high level training and education on managerial and enterpreneurial issues promotion of investments in technology-intensive business creation and support of technology clusters, international partnerships and business networks

10 AREA Science Park The Padriciano Campus (Trieste)

11 AREA Science Park The Basovizza Campus (Trieste) Technology Cluster of
Padriciano Campus ELETTRA Synchrotron Light Laboratory Technology Cluster of Molecular Biomedicine Headquarter and Facilities Institute of Physics of Matter National Laboratory Co-generation Power Plant The Basovizza Campus (Trieste)

12 AREA Science Park TechnoAREA Gorizia

13 AREA Science Park a Knowledge Cluster with multi-disciplinary features
biotechnologies and diagnostics chemistry and biochemistry biomedical technologies & health-care physics new materials nanotechnologies energy environmental technologies informatics telecommunications electronics

14 The FVG Region and its Research System
A world-class context an international science and technology hub converging on Trieste at the heart of the enlarged Europe a large community of national and international research institutions an impressive concentration of human resources engaged in research FVG is an Autonomous Region that establishes and adopts regional development measures specifically targeted to support the growth and competitiveness of innovative technology-intensive businesses and the regional innovation system managed by AREA Science Park

15 AREA Science Park The innovation management system

16 AREA Science Park The Innovation Management System
a domestic first-mile incubator of knowledge-intensive enterprises from academic research spin-offs the regional network of competence centers for managing and diffusing technologies and innovation inside the regional productive system equipped spaces technical and market consultancy and assistance services seed capital support for early stage development administrative and legal aids introducing new technologies to improve the business exploring the commercial feasibility of an idea and bringing new products to market protecting the intellectual property and searching published patents as a source of ideas and information competing successfully and profitably in today fast-changing marketplace Innovation at 360° a permanent regional system to improve the transferability of the research results from academia to industry scouting of research results technology assessment market studies patenting support for the creation of NTBFs a permanent laboratory for hi-level training and education in technology brokerage and transfer and in managerial issues

17 AREA for the regional territory: the competence centres

18 AREA for the regional territory: the results
EXPLOITATION OF RESEARCH RESULTS Research groups interviewed 326 Research results evaluated 279 Exploitation interventions 580 Patents filed 70 Research agreements with companies 39 Spin-offs formed 23 sottotitolo presentazione Data as of 31/12/2010 * Estimation provided by a sample of companies following innovation actions implemented by AREA

19 AREA for the regional territory: the internationalisation of research
Joint commitment of national and regional Public Authorities A Network of 52 Research Centres Supported by: Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research Regional Authorities of Friuli Venezia Giulia Strategic objective: to foster the research potential of the region, by promoting synergies between public research institutions, by stressing cooperation between public and private research sectors and by improving attractiveness of qualified human capital Coordinating Institution: AREA Science Park Network of integrated services aimed at enhancing the international attractiveness of mobile students and researchers Complying with the most recent European strategies on international mobility

20 A success story: the C-ERIC Distributed Research Infrastructure
C-ERIC (Central European Research Infrastructure Consortium) will be a distributed research facility, proposed by nine Countries (Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia), open to other interested countries. Its scientific and “political” scopes: support excellent research in the field of nano-level analysis and synthesis of materials contribute to implementation of European Research Area facilitate the access of the CEI Member Countries scientific communities to state of the art facilities (Synchrotron Light Laboratory Elettra and Free Electron Laser Fermi) The initial statutory Seat will be in Trieste

21 AREA for the regional territory: Innovation Factory «the mile before the first one»
Innovation Factory favours the creation of technologically innovative enterprises through: Phase 1. Evaluation and selection of entrepreneurial idea Phase 2. Pre-incubation Phase 3. Establishment of the company Innovation Factory offers: equipped laboratories and offices managerial, technical, administrative, financial and commercial support training connection to the world of business and to Venture Capital

22 AREA for the regional territory: Innovation Factory – the process and the results
Up to now : Innovation Factory evaluated almost 170 project ideas 25 Development Groups have been incubated: Energy, security, Diet, Health, Entertainment, ICT, Water Management, etc … Four of these established the company: AMPED s.r.l. (ICT), modeFinance s.r.l. (finance/ICT) and G&Life s.p.a. (genetics), SBS s.r.l. (ICT/nutrition) 2 3 168 25 “START UP TO BE” 16 4 AMPED s.r.l modeFinance s.r.l. g&life s.p.a. SBS s.r.l. The mile up to the first one = pre-seed phase innovation potential entrepreneur potential Job #1 = first order 15% 20% 60% 100% “START UP TO BE” first mile = seed phase “START-UP” “START-UP TO BE” candidates

23 AREA for the national territory: innovative collaboration models to transfer know how to other regions Basilicata Innovazione represents a new strategic frontier for AREA in which we are exporting our tried and tested methodologies to a new context in Southern Italy to enable another region to acquire the key competences we have developed and to apply our effective methodologies. This project is being funded in part by the European Commission. This project has strengthened further our role as a reference point for other regions who wish to extend their capability for technology transfer and innovation as drivers of economic growth. Calabria Innova, where AREA plays the role of strategic partner, represents an innovative networked cooperation model to support technological innovation in Calabria. The mission is to start a process of regional economic development focused on innovation and technology transfer

24 AREA for the Southeast Europe region: the strategy
Innovation the competitiveness of a territory is determined by the innovative activities carried out by the entire economic, productive and government system, so that it is necessary to set up territorial innovation systems and to build capacities to manage them Collaboration a good inter-functional network between industry – particularly SMEs – and RTD organizations – particularly universities – expedite the innovation development Internationalization SMEs have not enough resources and know-how to dedicate to internationalization and new markets search so that specialized support in international marketing and networking is a fundamental factor for innovative business growth

25 AREA for the Southeast Europe region: ongoing collaborations and projects
AREA is a member of the CEI Science and Technology Network since 2005 Bosnia Herzegovina: Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Science and Technology of Republika Srpska (2009); collaborations in Republika Srpska with the Agency for the development of SMEs, the University of Banja Luka and the Chamber of Commerce; collaboration in the Federation of Bosnia Herzegovina with the Agency for Development of SMEs in Sarajevo Croatia: Memorandum of Understanding with Industrial Park Nova Gradiska (2008), capacity building project “Technology park/BISC Nova Gradiska” (December 2010-June 2012) to support strategic planning and development of a technopark and of a local innovation system; Memoranda of Understanding with the University of Rjeka and with Technology Park STeP Rjeka (2011); collaboration with the Technology Transfer Office of the University of Split Montenegro: service contract for “Business Plan Development for Establishment of the Scientific and Technology Park in Montenegro” with the Ministry of Science; collaboration with the Directorate for Development of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Serbia: collaboration with several Serbian research and SMEs support organisations, participation in many workshops and initiatives with Serbian institutions

26 AREA for the Southeast Europe region: ongoing collaborations and projects
Opportunities from IPA Adriatic Cross Border Cooperation: AREA is coordinating the project: ADRIACOLD - Diffusion of Cooling and Refreshing Technologies using the Solar Energy Resource in the Adriatic Regions: promoting and spreading the use of alternative energy in the field of cooling on the territories of the Adriatic basin, in order to make them achieve an increasing independence from fossil fuels The partners: Cortea (I), Province of Rimini (I), ENEA - Italian agency for new technologies, energy and the environment (I), Municipality of San Dorligo Della Valle / Dolina (I), GOLEA – Goriska Local Energy Agency (SLO), Jožef Stefan Institute (SLO), Municipality of Piran (SLO), University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture (HR), Regional energy agency Kvarner (HR), City of Dubrovnik (HR), The Economics Institute JSC Banja Luka (BiH), Durres Municipality (ALB)

27 AREA for the Southeast Europe region: opportunities for cooperation with SEEIC
Activities to increase the competitiveness of the region through joint targeted action: Implement actions in support of Smart Growth Identify and select priority sectors …. What can we do together?

28 Thank you! Questions? Fabrizia Salvi Project Manager
International Competitiveness Unit Consorzio per l'AREA di Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica Padriciano, 99 – Trieste – Italia/Italy Tel: Fax: Cell:

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