Implementing innovation policies and strategies

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Support and organisational assistance to the project ENEVATE (European Network of Electric Vehicles and Transferring Expertise), aiming at facilitating and supporting an accelerated and well informed introduction of electric mobility in North-West Europe through structured transnational cooperation between public authorities and business representatives.

Benchmarking study - innovation management

On behalf of the Karlsruhe Research Centre (FZK, later KIT), inno Germany analysed successful regional innovation strategy approaches from renowned technology and cluster regions in Europe and USA (among which: Oxford, Gothenburg, Munich, Zürich, North Carolina) in the framework of the benchmarking study Successful approaches of internationally renowned and excellent technology regions to regional innovation management.

With a broad-based status analysis, conducting desk research and interviews, the gathered results and experiences were compared with the specific characteristics of the area...

Model region Danube-Moldova

inno Germany was commissioned by the Economic Consortium of Danube Towns (ARGE Wirtschaftsgemeinschaft Donaustädte), composed by the towns of Regensburg, Straubing, Deggendorf, Passau (D) and Linz (A) with the formulation of an advisory report on the subject “European Model Region between the Danube and the Moldova river”. Aim of the Economic Consortium of Danube Towns was the creation of a “powerful” tri-national European model region between the Danube and the Moldova River in order to face and manage the chances and challenges of a competition with the neighbouring metropolitan areas and...

CLOE – Phase I + II

The project supported the cooperation among actors from the 7 partner regions (Karlsruhe, D; Värmland, S; Linz, A; Tartu, EST; Lyon, F; Temeswar, RO; Kaliningrad, RU). This made clear that clusters offer the possibility to position regions and their businesses also outside Europe.

The core of the project was the development of the CLOE Cluster Management Guide, a practical tool addressed to cluster managers and policy makers on how to create and enlarge clusters at the regional level. The handbook was distributed among European cluster actors and was identified by the JTS as „good practice“....

RIS ++ Hamburg

Aim of the RIS++ Hamburg programme was to contribute to an increased attractiveness and sustainable development of the technology and business location Hamburg. It focused on the key technologies life sciences, micro- and optoelectronics, aviation and aerospace as well as nanotechnology.

For this purpose, three complementary actions co-acted in a comprehensive support concept: Ideen-/GründerFONDS (Idea Fund / Seed Fund) supporting young, innovative start-ups in their pre-seed / seed phase; set-up, development and linking of thematic networks; information on trendsetting jobs in natural and...

The Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion Skills Alliance

Fachkräfteallianz TechnologieRegion Karlsruhe/The Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion Skills Alliance: theimpending and in many branches already prevailing shortage of skilled labourrepresents for many companies and organisations a major challenge for the yearsto come. To address this challenge, the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion (TRK) has madeof attracting and securing skilled workforce in the region a main focus of itsfuture regional politics and has founded the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion SkillsAlliance. In the framework of the kick-off event took in January 2013 fivethematic groups were created:...


CERIM – Central Europe Research to Innovation Models (INTERREG IVB Central Europe)

CERIM substantially contributed to the development andimplementation of sustainable models for achieving an efficient and effectivetransfer of research results to the market. The target group of the projectcomprised of Technology Transfer Organisations (TTOs) as well as researchersand research institutes, but also policy makers and SMEs.

CERIM was co-ordinated by inno group. The PVA MecklenburgVorpommern AG (affiliated company of the inno group) served as lead partner.Other partners were:

  • Eurogroup Consulting (Italy)
  • Foundation Forum GRYF (Poland)
  • inno Germany AG (Germany)
  • Innovations- und...

The URBAN INNO – „Utilizing innovation potential of urban ecosystems“ project Kick-off meeting took place on June 23rd 2016 in Bled, Slovenia.

 The URBAN INNO– „Utilizing innovation potential of urban ecosystems“ project Kick-offmeeting took place on June 23rd 2016 in Bled, Slovenia.

URBAN INNO is a project co-funded by the InterregCentral Europe Programme, which is addressing the challenge to make Central Europemore innovative and competitive by maximizing the innovation potential ofsmaller and medium sized urban ecosystems. A significantly better linkage ofactors within urban innovation ecosystems is needed for a better use ofinnovation potentials. Therefore, URBAN INNO focuses on maximizing innovationpotentials of urban...


Interreg Danube project FORESDA

FORESDA– ‘Forest-based cross sectoral value chains fostering innovation andcompetitiveness in the Danube Region’ supports the transformation of traditional forest-basedindustries and strengthens their competitiveness. The project startedofficially on the 1st of January 2017 and lasts 30 months.

Forest-based industries havethe potential to become the engine for sustainable and competitive bio economyin the Danube Region, but, unfortunately they suffer from significantdisparities, low levels of internationalisation, lack of cooperation, weakinnovation culture, etc.

Through its activities,...