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Macro-Regional Innovation Week: at the crossroads of three European Macro-Regions: Danube, Adriatic-Ionian and Alpine Regions

Abstract: 
The Macro-Regional Innovation Week focused on the exchange of best practices and knowledge among local and international policy and decision makers, academics, financial actors and various types of innovation and technology transfer practitioners. The week intended to facilitate the exchange of views and knowledge among this plethora of stakeholders with a focus on supporting the development of a competitive innovation ecosystem across the macro-regions. These days of seminars and workshops targeted contiguous regions that are relevant because of significant historical and economic ties and because of their inclusion in overlapping macro-regional strategies (e.g. Danube Strategy, Adriatic-Ionian Strategy or Alpine Region Strategy). The Macro-Regional Innovation Week looked at different levels of governance and activity including the political, regional and local level.