ecoRIS3 project

Policies & Measures to Support Local & Regional Innovation Ecosystems


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European funding program:Interreg Europe 
Objective 1.2: Improve the implementation of regional development policies and programmes, in particular programmes for Investment for Growth and Jobs and, where relevant, European Territorial Cooperation programmes, that support the delivery of innovation by players in regional innovation chains in areas of “smart specialisation” and innovation opportunity
Managing Authority: Region Nord - Pas de Calais (France)

Field of action: Sustainable innovation - RIS3 strategies

Project description: The project aims to improve local policies in order to support innovation ecosystems within the regional strategies of smart specialization (RIS3). The project has a twofold objective: on one hand, it intends to enhance the connection between RIS3 and local policies in support of innovation, highlighting the role of the "territory" as a place where interconnections and knowledge flows are generated; on the other hand, the project aims to improve the role of local authorities as intermediaries and coordinators of innovation ecosystems, in order to generate strong interactions between key players and to facilitate the transfer of innovation and knowledge produced by universities and research centers to local businesses.

Lead partner: Fomento de san Sebastian (Spain)
Project partners:
Cork Institute of Technology (Irland)
CIM do Ave - Comunidade Intermunicipal do Ave (Portugal)
Sunrise Valley (Lithuania)
Kainuun Etu ltd (Finland)
Vidzeme planning region (Latvia)
Conference of Atlantic Arc Cities (France)
Metropolitan City of Turin (Italy)

Project duration: 1st phase: January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2019 
2nd Phase: January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2021
Extension: January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022

Total value of the project: €1,911,367
Metropolitan City of Turin budget: € 214.980,00

Website of EcoRIS3 project
Twitter channel of EcoRIS3 project 

Project contact person for the Metropolitan City:
Claudia Fassero EU & International Projects Unit Coordinator

PILOT ACTIONS in which the Metropolitan City is involved:
"eHealth Territorial LAB" Pilot action
"Innovation manager support program" Pilot action 



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