1. Platform and ecosystem building
2. Networks of competence centres supporting experiments
Focus of Session 2 of the workshop "Exploring the regional dimension" was on potential opportunities for linking EU activities to regional clusters and ecosystems and for combining EU Framework Programme funded research and innovation activities with smart specialisation activities under structural funds.
The workshop was a very well-focused event on the above mentioned innovation measures. In all of the planned innovation activities, European competence centres with leading expertise in the addressed technologies, any key enabling technologies, and/or important application areas – traditional ones and emerging ones – are expected to have a key role as the motor behind the initiative. These competence centres were among other participants from industry and public authorities, the key target audience of the event. Around 60 presentations on ideas and competences has been made during the brokerage session.
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