In order to be successful in global competition nowadays a high degree of innovativeness is required – this is true not only for single companies, but also for regional economic and innovation policy as well as for higher education institutions (HEI) and research and technology organisations (RTO).

IDEUM supports regions in conceptualisation and implementation of their regional innovation strategies and opens up the innovation potentials of research and higher education institutions by means of feasibility studies and concepts for sciences parks and incubators. IDEUM is coaching innovation oriented and new technology based start-ups all along the start-up process from the pre-seed till the growth stage.

Recipes for Innovation announced

with the aim to bridge the innovation gap through converting R&D results into commercial success in a more effective and efficient way.

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REBUS – improvements in policy to promote energy efficiency in public buildings.

In order to meet EU energy efficiency targets, concrete and widespread policy level improvements are needed in all European regions. Buildings are among the main sectors identified as being responsible for Europe’s emissions, so policy actions must start there.

NMP-REG event focusses on Action Plan review

using exchange among partners and with other Interreg Europe projects and with IDEUM as external expert.

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Final decision on InnoBridge Good Practices

was made during the 6th Interregional Learning Workshop in Valladolid/Castilla y León in combination with speed dates.

Past, Present and Future – the status of the EIS project

The project is up and running and is heading into an exciting phase. EIS project manager John Fitzgibbon sums it all up (November 2017)

EIS Interregional Learning takes off in Aarhus

On 28-29 June 2017, the seven partner regions in the Everywhere International SMEs (EIS) project gathered in Aarhus, Denmark
EIS Aarhus

At the second InnoBridge meeting

In Sofia in September 2016 the Peer Review workshops about the policy instruments of Sofia and Lower Austria were at the center.
The meeting was combined with an interested study visit at Muzeiko and Sofia Tech Park.

Smart Regional Specialisation

is a way to escape from uniformity of innovation policy. You can download here the handbook written by the KNOW-HUB partnership and IDEUM.

Junta de Castilla y León is developing a monitoring concept for the implementation of the Research and Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialisation (RIS3) of Castilla y León.

The Balanced Scorecard (BSC) Methodology is applied for the monitoring of the implementation of the overall Innovation Strategy as well as for single strategic programs. IDEUM is supporting the government in close cooperation with the relevant stakeholders.

Smart Innovation Labs: new ideas – new partners – additional growth

Smart>Net is organising Smart Innovation Labs which are interlinking leading companies, innovative start-ups and science in order to identify and implement potentials for growth.

ORIS Portal and “Partner Innowacji“ sucessfully established in Opolskie

IDEUM as ORIS3 coach has carried out numerous workshops with actors of Opolskie’s Innovation System considerably contributing to an improved transparency and fostering the establishment of the “Partner Innowacji“.

SCINNOPOLI projects partners presented their Policy Recommendations

November 2011 – During the final SCINNOPOLI conference in Györ/Hungary the partner regions have presented their widely acclaimed SCINNOPOLI Policy Recommendations for monitoring and evaluating the impact of regional innovation policy.
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InnoBridge partners presented their Action Plans

At the Conference in Tampere/Finland – moderated by Hans-Christian Jäger.
Konferenz Tampere

GlobalEIS Tool published

The SME exporting process is at the core of the GlobalEIS Tool. Its purpose is to help SMEs to prepare, plan and deliver export opportunities in a systematic way. It may also be used as a reference document for both public and private Business Support Organisations (BSOs) for mentoring and support.
GlobalEIS Tool published

Results of the first phase of EIS project presented

at the midterm conference in Gdansk/Poland at the historic Artus Court, opened by Mr Mieczyslaw Struk, Marshal of the Pomorskie Region. Mrs Elzbieta Bienkowska, European Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, gave the key note speech about the importance of SMEs internationalisation. EIS partners explained their Good Practices and actions to improve the support of SME internationalisation under moderation of Hans-Christian Jäger.
Elzbieta Bienkowska

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EIS – Happy end to 2017: last Peer Reviews in Alentejo

The last two regions to undergo Peer Review were the Italian Emilia-Romagna Region and the Portuguese host region of Alentejo
EIS Peer Reviews 2017

InnoBridge – Learn more about the addressed policy instruments

of Lower Austria, Castilla y León, Sofia, Tampere Region, Alentejo, West Transdanubia, South Tyrol and Małopolska.
Innobridge policy instruments

MEVINO – Improvement measures to foster innovative entrepreneurship

have been presented at the final project meeting in Stara Zagora/Bulgaria. MEVINO partners concluded that the HORIZON 2020 project will pave the way for a more effective support of innovation oriented entrepreneurship in the partner regions.

INTERREG EUROPE approves EIS proposal

The Everywhere International SMEs Project (EIS) was formed out of a recognised regional and European need to encourage more SMEs to internationalise as a central pillar of the post crisis recovery to cement sustainable growth in the EU. IDEUM has supported the 9 partners from 7 regions in the application phase.

MEVINO kick-off in February 2016 in Frankfurt/Main

The MEVINO project aims at increasing SMEs’ innovation activities through a more effective delivery of professional entrepreneurial support for potential innovative entrepreneurs and innovative start-ups. A HORIZON 2020 project with 4 partners and IDEUM as process consultant.

The COGITA Manual for supporting CSR in SMEs and the underlying COGITA Concept

are now available for download.

Training for policy makers and practitioners in innovation policy

was organised by the KNOW-HUB consortium in Bilbao in April 2014. The block “Monitoring and evaluation of RIS3 and innovation policies” focussed on Balanced Scorecard moderated by IDEUM. [more]

OSAIS reveals serious weaknesses of funding schemes for companies in several European regions

In February 2013 at the final OSAIS conference IDEUM has presented sobering results of an impact analysis of numerous funding schemes of several European regions form companies. “These insights underpin the necessity for modernisation of European State Aid Policy” as Hans-Christian Jäger (IDEUM) has pointed out, “but we have also identified regions as Good Practice in the field of impact assessment of State Aid Schemes.”

ENTREDI as European Model for regional economic development

is pointed out by Klaus Klipp, Secretary General of the Assembly of European Regions, in his key-note-speech at the ENTREDI final conference in Frankfurt/Main in November 2011

Start-up microworks GmbH founded

...with focus on the development and series fabrication of high precision metal parts. The technology uses a lithographic step to form polymer templates ... [more]