THE RIS OF EPIRUS
Strategy for the development of Innovation in Epirus

 

The RIS project of Epirus, which is financed by the European Regional Development fund, and the Ministry of Finance, is considered to be of vital importance for the region of Epirus. It belongs to a series of projects which have already been developeding in other parts of Greece such as Thessaly, West Macedonia and Sterea Ellada under the direction of the European RIS (Regional Innovation Strategy).

This Project started in January 1999 and will be completed in December 2000. Its main objective is the formation of a strategy Scheme for the Development of Innovation, applicable to enterprises in the Region of Epirus.

Specifically, the project aims at:

  1. Finding ways, which would contribute, to the promotion of an effective co - operation among small - scaled businesses, organizations for the rendering of services to enterprises and the local authorities, so as to be able to compete with other countries, at the international level based on the innovative spirit.
  2. Encouraging the establishment of a political formula that would satisfy all real needs of the enterprises for innovation. To this end, both the public and the private sector should be activated for the sustainance and diffusion of innovation and technology for the accomplishment of the aforementioned objectives.

 

The RIS project schedules the following phases of action:

PHASE O: WORKING PROGRAM PREPARATION:

 

PHASE I: ANALYSIS OF THE CURENT SITUATION:

The aforementioned fields include: ecological tourism, fish farming, silversmithery, dairy product, non - metal minerals, saving of energy, local agricultural products

 

PHASE II: IMPLEMENTATION - EVALUATION - OBSERVATION:

Apart from the above general objectives, which keep the element of innovation for the region vivid, the project covers other important pilot activities such as:

Among other things, the work schedule consists of three (3) innovative meetings:

(1st meeting: July 2nd, 1999  in Ioannina)