In order to be successful in global competition nowadays a high degree of innovativeness and flexibility is required – this is true both for single companies and for regional economic and innovation policy.

IDEUM supports business companies in their innovation and transformation process as well as regions in conceptualisation and implementation of their regional innovation strategies. IDEUM opens up the innovation potentials of research and higher education institutions by means of validation of knowledge/technology transfer activities, feasibility studies and concepts for sciences parks and incubators.

Optimising assistance for SMEs in Donegal

Donegal County/Ireland adjusts its policy and makes necessary changes to optimise the regional SMEs’ opportunities for internationalising. Elaboration of measures was supported by IDEUM.

TANIA – TreAting contamination through NanoremedIAtion

Nanoremediation is a low-cost, safe and effective technique to clean up pollution, improve current treatments and prevent future contamination. TANIA partner regions have identified its potentials, in order to address environmental and economic problems.

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.

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“ successfully established in Opolskie

IDEUM as ORIS 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“.

Monitoring and evaluation of regional innovation policy

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.
Find out more about the project results.

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

are now available for download.

STEPHANIE – Space TEchnology with Photonics for market and societal challenges

The STEPHANIE project is dealing with space technologies based on photonics and is addressing their huge potentials in a number of today’s grand societal challenges, in particular health and wellbeing, climate action and secure societies. IDEUM is being involved as expert in supporting the project partners in their Action Plan development.

InnoBridge partners presented their Innovation Recipes

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

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.
Learn more about the GlobalEIS Tool
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

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.

Improvement approaches for SME funding schemes in several European regions

were presented by IDEUM at the final OSAIS conference together with the valuable results of an impact analysis of numerous funding schemes.
„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.”

Training for policy makers and practitioners in innovation policy

The workshop „Monitoring and Evaluation of RIS3 and Innovation Policies – Focus on Results“ by means of Balanced Scorecard was organised by the KNOW-HUB consortium and moderated by IDEUM.