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Regional Innovation Monitor Plus

In the context of the growth and investment package set out in the Investment Plan of the European Commission, the Regional Innovation Monitor Plus (RIM Plus) provides a unique platform for sharing knowledge and know-how on major innovation and industrial policy trends in the EU regions.

More about RIM Plus

Launched in 2010, the Regional Innovation Monitor supports sharing of intelligence on innovation policies in some 200 regions across 20 EU Member States. Based on the work of a network of experts, it provides detailed information on regional innovation policies in: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

The core of the RIM Plus service is a knowledge base of information on the regions, including:

  • An online 'inventory' of regional innovation policy measures, policy documents, organizations.
  • A single access point for good practice dissemination on regional innovation policy in Europe.
  • Mapping out regional practices in support of advanced manufacturing and relevant pilot/demo projects.

RIM Plus runs under the Regional Co-operation Networks for Industrial Modernisation Initiative, or ReConfirm. ReConfirm is a project designed specifically to assist European regions and industrial stakeholders in implementing their action plans under the Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation.
The consortium implementing ReConfirm and updating RIM Plus is comprised of Ecorys (leader), SPI, META, Inno Group, EBN, and EURADA.
Building upon the experience gained and results obtained during the implementation in the period 2010-2016, in 2017-2018 the RIM Plus regional profiles will continue to be updated with an increased focus on Regional Smart Specialisation Strategies.
Information and analysis of policy documents, governance structures, and existing innovation policy measures is gathered at the Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) 1 and 2 levels. Where relevant, information is provided on innovation policy initiatives at sub-regional level and on inter- and/or intra-regional cooperation.