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Smart Regions, in collaboration with Euronews, takes a tour of Europe, visiting the cities and towns where Cohesion Policy projects are reducing regional disparities and bringing real, tangible benefits to communities across the EU.

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The JIC Innovation Park in Brno empowers people to create businesses that boost the local economy - February 2023

The city of Brno, the second largest city in the Czech Republic, has one of the first technological incubators in the eastern part of the European Union, the JIC Innovation Park. Its success has made it a magnet for entrepreneurs and companies. Embedded in the smart specialisation strategy for the region of South Moravia, the JCI Innovation Park has contributed to create 3500 qualified jobs since 2003. The JIC also provides training workshops, in coordination with universities. Thanks to EU funds, the incubator gives a real boost to the local economy! The project was also nominated for last year’s Regiostars awards, which celebrates the best projects supported by cohesion policy.

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