Coordinator: BIC of Epirus
As innovation is a key factor for the
development and implementation of a large part of the
Structural Funds and operational programmes in Greece,
there is a need to network such activities and results.
The proposed overall programme for
EPIRUS aspires to promote innovative entrepreneurial
activities in the region. This implies that will not
only look at the future through the foresight initiative
and the new investment opportunities but it will also
use the existing action lines supporting innovation
from other programs.
As mentioned before it is important
to know how many and which companies are funded for
business plan development or R&D work. It is also
important to know the companies that are active on international
projects and the opportunities they create for the region.
The same for the organisations and other local actors.
Synergies for entrepreneurship can
be created through an effective combination of policies,
which is now absent. As a result the creation of an
Innovation Policy Interface Committee next to the Steering
Committee and as an advisory tool for the region. The
purpose will be to combine information and act as a
filter in order to avoid duplication of actions or to
stress needs. The role will be pure advisory. The sub
actions that will support this activity will be:
Sub action 6.1
Operation of the Committee consisting
of 5-7 members. (Region of EPIRUS, BIC, University,
1 Development Company and 1 Chamber) The Committee will
meet every three months.
Sub action 6.2
Production of a 10 pages report every
6 months highlighting the threats and opportunities
created for innovation policy and promoting synergies.
Sub action 6.3
The Committee will base its work on
the creation of 3-5 sub working groups that will work
on the collection of information on an on-going basis.
The areas of work will be mainly Employment, Training,
Technology Infrastructures and Investment Activities.
1 Objective 1 areas: x
0 Objective 2 areas:
0 Areas outside Obj. 1 and 2:
Indicative project selection criteria
4 reports on synergies, threats and opportunities
Consultation on policy evaluation and formulation
Identification of business opportunities
Cost of the action: € 40,000
ERDF contribution: € 32, 000
Private sector contribution: 0
Public sector contribution: € 8, 000