Implementing economic studies, innovation policies and strategies

This area of expertise represents one of the key services offered by inno TSD.  The company provides expert advice combining its knowledge of local contexts with its international perspective and experience. Its goal is to help clients to develop new generations of policies that increase both the efficiency and effectiveness of public support programmes.  Our approach seeks to identify the regional strengths and specializations that define a region and can be subsequently harnessed to enhance regional competitiveness. 

Our core competences cover the following fields:

  • Regional Innovation strategies aimed at positioning regions at the forefront of “smart” economic and competitiveness best practices: Brittany, Provence Alpes Cotes d’Azur, Bourgogne, Franche Comté, Poitou Charentes ...
  • Science and Technology Park feasibility studies: Rennes Atalante, Valenciennes, BioPole Clermont Limagne, Nice Méridia, Béziers-Mazaran, Rouen Madrillet, Prague, Rabat, Lisbon…
  • Business Park strategies: these include thematic studies (environment, energy, eco-industries, biotechnology, ICT, creative industries) and strategic studies for Languedoc Roussillon, Landes/Saint Geours, Auvergne, Drome, Hérault, Manche, Lot-et-Garonne, Nantes, Bordeaux, Saint-Malo, Draguignan and the French Alpine region around Grenoble and Chambéry…
  • Industrial and service sector strategies, such as key technology and foresight studies (Ile de France, Lorraine, Burgundy), studies of new and emerging industries (City of Rennes), health sector action plan for the Val de Marne department,  biotechnology in Auvergne, ICT in the Pays de Loire region, Lille and Arras, creative industries (Lorient and Angouleme), eco-industries for the Alpes Maritimes Chamber of Commerce and Industry …
  • Local and Regional economic strategies including cross border regions (Pays and SCOT : Perpignan, Abbeville, Provence Verte …) and developing high profile strategic initiatives for a local authorities: Channel cross border Region for Normandy Channel Region, Ostrava in the Czech Republic and the Alcotra Innovation cluster project on the French–Italian border zone…
  • Design and evaluation of SME support programmes:  inno TSD enables clients to design innovative SME or start up support initiatives as part of a targeted response to creating jobs locally.  Recent projects have been undertaken for clients such as Grand Lyon and the Midi Pyrenees Regional Council.

Our competences and expertise include market analysis, company audits, technology foresight, SWOT analyses, e-atlas and mapping techniques, benchmarking, scenario and consensus building, financial evaluations, preparing action plans and organising best practice study trips.

Featured projects

Nmp

Ex-post evaluation of FP6 NMP

The study, directed by inno, aims at evaluating, on the basis of the outputs and outcomes of the funded projects, the effectiveness of the FP6 thematic area NMP "Nano-technologies and nano-sciences, knowledge based multifunctional materials, and new production processes and devices" within the specific programme for research, technological development and demonstration "Integrating and strengthening the European Research Area (2002-2006)".

Thanks to a wide consultation (more than 20000 participants surveyed, 400 interviews, 100 case studies), its results provides knowledge for action,...
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BUTLER

inno is coordinator of the FP7 integrated project (IP) BUTLER which develops context-aware and secure pervasive solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT). Through a consortium of 18 leading Industrial, corporate R&D and academic partners with extensive and complementary know-how, BUTLER integrates existing and develops new technologies to form a “bundle” of applications, platform features and services that will bring IoT to life.

For this purpose, BUTLER focuses on improving and creating enabling technologies to implement a vision of IoT applications spanning across...

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