TraCS3

FOSTERING INTERREGIONAL COLLABORATION AND SUPPORT FOR INNOVATION INFRASTRUCTURE IN S3 KEY PRIORITY AREAS THROUGH THE IMPROVEMENT OF REGIONAL INNOVATION ECO-SYSTEMS (TRACS3)

Project duration: 1 June 2018 – 31 May 2023 (60 months)
Total project budget: 1,7 M€
Project website: www.interregeurope.eu/tracs3/

Project goals

The TraCS3 project overall objective is to improve regional policies in support of innovation infrastructure in S3 key priority sectors with strong innovation potential addressing the societal challenges and enhancing interregional cooperation within and between emerging and expanding innovation eco-systems.

Project sub-objectives:

  1. To develop a shared vision on how to create favourable environment for supporting integration of innovation infrastructure (e.g. incubators, technology information centres, research centres) into interregional value chains and knowledge networks. Partners seeks to support the growth, strength and development of regional innovation eco-systems by opening it up and connecting it to international knowledge.
  2. To strengthen innovation capacities needed to develop research and innovation excellence in key priority S3 sectors with strong innovation potential. To achieve innovation-driven growth, regions must strengthen their innovation ‘enablers’, that is, the infrastructures and capacities that are needed for research and innovation to flourish in S3 key priority sectors with strong innovation potential.
  3. To review the regional policies related to support for innovation infrastructure in order to improve interregional cooperation through establishing interregional financial instruments (Fund) or improving existing schemes/measures fostering this process. Seeking to foster interregional cooperation in S3 key priority sectors with strong innovation potential, partners look for opportunities to improve programmes/measures for interregional cooperation or establish the new financial instruments exploring opportunity to spend up to 15% of the ERDF outside the regions.
  4. To disseminate knowledge collected through the exchange of experience process to stakeholders across Europe and create synergies with other relevant initiatives and projects.

Partnership

  Partner Country

1

Hanze University of Applied Sciences Netherlands

Netherlands

2

Province of West-Flanders Belgium

Belgium

3

Agency fo Science, Innovation and Technology 

Lithuania

4

University of Bremen, Institute Labour and Economy (iaw) DE

Germany

5

North-East Regional Development Agency RO

Romania

6

The Baltic Institute of Finland FI

Finland

7

Business Innovation Center of Albacete ES

Spain

Main outputs

The main project outputs are: 51 interregional learning events, 7 Action Plans addressing 6 ERDF and 1 regional policy instruments, at least 14 good practices analysed and shared, 95 people with increased professional capacity.

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Last updated: 26-06-2018