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Regional initiative action for research – start-AiRR

Title of measure
Full title in national language:
Action d'Initative régionale pour la recherche - volet Start-AiRR
Policy objectives Plus
1.1. Institutional R&D funding
2.1. R&D cooperation projects between academy and industry
2.4. Demonstration projects, proto-types and proofs of concepts
4.5. Knowledge transfer and cooperation between firms (incl. technology acquisition)
Presentation of the measure:

The “regional initiative action for research – start-AiRR” measure aims to accompany uncompleted academic projects which present a high-potential for research valorisation and technology transfer.
This call funds various phases of the research projects: validation of hypothesis, primary results, validation of potential applications, technical, scientific, ethic and legal feasibility. At the end of the funding, the projects are expected to produce tangible results such as a patent application, entering a valorisation structure, a technology transfer, a partnership agreement with the industry or the creation of a start-up.
The projects targeted are those who are related either to the smart specialisation strategy or the industrial revolution strategy supported by the region. The fund is capped at 100,000 for 12 months.

Budget, source and type of funding
National public funds
Regional public funds
EU Structural Funds
Private funds
Form of funding provided
Policy learning
To what extent the measure can be considered as a success and worthy of policy learning?:
It is too early to judge the success of the measure (e.g results of first call for proposals still not known).
Evidence of outcomes based on evaluation and other evidence:

It is too early to assess the impact of the projects.

What are the most important “Do’s and Don’ts” that regional stakeholders should be aware of when launching a similar measure?:

No information available.

Would you recommend this measure as an example of regional good practice to policy-makers from other regions ?:
Organisation(s) responsible