PROMOTING OPEN INNOVATION IN THE EUSALP MACRO-REGION: EXPERIENCES FROM THE ALPINE REGIONS

Meeting topic: 

Open Innovation model is used to encompass the complexity of factors that influence innovation at regional, national and international level. Several factors influence open innovation dynamics: companies, government and governance, education and research system, research intermediaries and wider framework conditions (e.g. financing, legal, regulations, standards, internal demand and cultural framework). Every element of the system needs to work at least at an acceptable quality and efficiency, and the interlinkages between them need to function well. Business enterprises are principal actors in the system, and the articulation of effective demand is central to stimulate entrepreneurship and innovation. 

The capacity of the macro-region to deliver in knowledge-intensive activities will depend on the flow of knowledge and ideas, and from a supportive framework enabling the key players to act in global value chains where high-value activities emerge.

The focus will be on creating the conditions for mutual learning and for the development of Smart Specialisation Strategies at the transnational level. Open Innovation platforms and other experiences can be useful tools within the entire research and innovation ecosystem.

Agenda: 

11.15 – 11.20 Opening: welcome speech and presentation of the speakers

Anna Giorgi, AG1 Leader and Guido Piccoli, AG1 Leader EU Programs Staff

11.20 – 11.35 Open innovation: Development paths emerging from RIS3 in the Alpine regions

Margherita Russo, Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR)

11.35 – 11.50 Open Innovation Platform, Lombardy

Angelo Gatto, Lombardy Region - Finlombarda

11.50 – 12.05 Open Innovation in FVG: best practices

Fabrizio Rovatti, AREA Science Park, Trieste

12.05 – 12.20 Promoting Innovation in the Lake Constance Region: How Science-Industry-Interfaces Connecting Stakeholders from Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein and Switzerland

Markus Rhomberg, Boden Seehoch Schule

12.20 – 12.35 AlpGov Platform of Knowledge POK

Anna Giorgi, AG1 Leader and Pietro Guinea AG1 Technical Staff

12.35 – 12.50 Re-Search Alps, INEA CEF-TELECOM Project

Stefano Sala, UNIMONT – University of Milan

12.50 – 13.00 Open Innovation Talk

Moderator: Guido Piccoli

Speakers: 
  • Anna Giorgi, AG1 Leader
  • Guido Piccoli, AG1 Leader EU Programs Staff
  • Margherita Russo, Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR)
  • Angelo Gatto, Lombardy Region - Finlombarda​
  • Fabrizio Rovatti, AREA Science Park, Trieste
  • Markus Rhomberg, International Lake Constance University IBH
  • Pietro Guinea, AG1 Technical Staff
  • Stefano Sala, UNIMONT – University of Milan

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