R&D Industry

  • ABOUT

    R&D Industry builds upon the Lisbon objectives and focuses on strengthening innovation capacities in the Mediterranean area.

  • PARTNERSHIP

    University of Maribor
    Impiva
    Mediterranean agronomic institute of Chania-Maich
    University of Avignon
    University of Catania

  • EVENTS

    Kick off meeting in Maribor
    2nd coordination meeting in Valencia
    3rd meeting in Crete

  • ACTIVITIES

    Logo
    Web site
    Guidelines for selecting and analyzing SMEs
    Questionnaires

  • SMEs

    To be added

Summary of the project

R&D Industry builds upon the Lisbon objectives and focuses on strengthening innovation capacities in the Mediterranean area. The partnership includes 5 partners from 5 countries. According to the European Innovation Scoreboard 2008 (which presented four categories: 'innovation leaders', 'innovation followers', 'moderate innovators' and 'catching-up countries'), France is an 'innovation follower', Slovenia, Spain, Greece and Italy are 'moderate innovators'. The guidelines suggest that while enhancing the efficiency of the mentioned countries, the output performance may be improved without having to invest more in innovation inputs. The project thus engages university R&D as the input to be exploited.

Objectives of the project

The real impact is expected in greater success at application of technologies and knowledge in economic practice, more consistent organization and transparency of R&D work at universities and greater success at national and international R&D project applications. The investments in R&D of SMEs in the regions involved will rise. The project aims at persuading regional authorities to lay more emphasis on technology transfer methods and research management. The activity of contacting certain number of companies each year should be supported and financed by governance system after the project's termination.

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