In the network are involved universities, technology intermediary organizations and regional authorities from 13 different EU countries (many of them have implemented RIS/RITTS projects) as well as 5 Newly Associated countries. The main concept is to serve communication between regions in the area of IMTs. The network will concentrate on the IMTs, which could be better implemented with online interaction/cooperation between the partners. The project includes a general workshop on IMTs and four thematic workshops.
It also includes the development of a web-based portal for IMT providers. The virtual IMT applications will enhance the workshops and continue through the project on an Internet based discussion group.
VERITE aims to inform regional authorities involved in RIS-RITTS initiatives on Innovation Management Tools (techniques, methods, and technologies), which may enhance the capability of regional actors to develop and apply innovations.
More specific objectives are: