Expected impact for each region of the SUPER-SME project

The Project

The folowing table is a short summary of the expected impact for each region of the SUPER-SME project. It is important to stress that in line with the objectives of a coordination action, the impact of SUPER-SME can best be measured by the contribution it makes to on-going actions of regional governments and stakeholders in the field through a structured exchange of know-how and experience on the theme of S&T intermediation.

Partner Experience in regional research and innovation policies Expected impact of SUPER-SME
Lorraine Amongst first EU regions to develop Regional Technology Plan in midnineties and with an explicit strategy to include a European dimension;
French region with the strongest involvement in inter-regional networks on research and innovation;
Pilot region in France for a range of initiatives in research and innovation field.
Active as a mentor region through IRE network and currently for RIS-NAC in Lublin (PL)
  • Exchange of experience with Catalunya on structuring and managing networks of intermediaries;
  • Complementarity of SUPERSME to second phase of Regional Innovative Actions Programme (proposal submitted to DG REGIO) focused on improving innovation governance;
  • Diffusion of experience to partner regions and creation of additional co-operation opportunities for economic actors in Lorraine.
Adana No regional strategy yet but moving towards creation of regional development agency and preparation of a regional development plan. Adana Cukurova University and its surroundings have been given the ‘technology development region’ status by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce. Strong support from national science and technology agency TÜBITAK.
  • Supporting development of services proposed by Adana USAM to SMEs
  • Dissemination of good practice tools to other existing and potential intermediaries in Turkey
  • Learning from experience of other partners in developing regional RTDI strategy
  • Establishment of effective networking between regional intermediaries
  • Significant contribution to the structuring of the ‘technology development region’
  • Increased RTDI orientation in the regional development plan
Cluj County Council To date no county level policies nor regional innovation strategy. Need to develop specific support actions at county and regional level in this framework.
  • Identification of potential S&T intermediaries and strengthening of their basic knowledge on tools (IPR, etc.)
  • Pilot action to develop expertise and transfer methods for university interfaces.
  • Learning from experience of other partners in developing regional RTDI strategy.
Central Macedonia Amongst first regions in EU15 to develop RTP followed by additional regional planning initiatives in field of innovation and inter-regional networks; Integration of strategies and funding of pilot projects in Structural Funds
  • Design of a regional network of intermediaries to overcome fragmentation of supply of services;
  • Transfer of experience in specific tools for research intensive SMEs such as innovation management
South Estonia Tartu RIS project completed; SPINNO and competence centre projects underway in specific sectors and institutions
  • Extension and reinforcement of existing S&T services towards other ‘lower-tech’ sectors – transfer of experience from mentor regions;
  • Transfer of experience to other mentee regions on implementing pilot actions.
Catalunya Regional Research and Innovation Plan and recent creation of regional networks of intermediaries.
  • mproved understanding of effectiveness of regional networks of intermediaries;
  • Exchange of experience with Lorraine in field of strategic intelligence network.
Prague BRIS strategy project in final phases;
  • Mapping of current services in field of S&T intermediation in 90 key research institutes;
  • Development of a pilot action in Academy of Science to improve services to research intensive SMEs