TraCS3 – FOSTERING INTERREGIONAL COLLABORATION AND SUPPORT FOR INNOVATION INFRASTRUCTURE IN S3 KEY PRIORITY AREAS THROUGH THE IMPROVEMENT OF REGIONAL INNOVATION ECO-SYSTEMS 

 

PROJECT SUMMARY

The project objective is to improve regional policies in support of innovation infrastructure in S3 key priority sectors with strong innovation potential addressing the societal challenges and enhancing interregional cooperation within and between emerging and expanding innovation eco-systems.

To innovate, industry, especially SMEs, partly rely on research and innovation institutions, their capacities to provide access to the necessary technology infrastructures for upscaling, prototyping and validation of new solutions before they can enter the market. In this context, project will look for ways to stimulate the development and utilization of innovation infrastructures, to find gaps, look for opportunities to address them and support further collaboration between existing infrastructures increasing innovation capacities. Seeking to strengthen regional innovation potential through the interregional collaboration, the project will explore opportunities to establish/improve financial schemes for the ERDF use outside programmes’ area.

KEY MESSAGES

TraCS3 project addresses

  • challenges how to improve the support for regional innovation infrastructure, its better employment and involvement in innovation values chains,
  • increase innovation capacities to build innovation and research excellence in the regions and
  • how to enable interregional collaboration to help the regions open up their innovation potential to the world.
PARTNERS

Hanze University of Applied Sciences (Lead Partner) (NL)
Province of West-Flanders (BE)
Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA)(LT)
University of Bremen, Institute Labour and Economy (iaw) (DE)
North-East Regional Development Agency (RO)
The Baltic Institute of Finland (FI)
Business Innovation Center of Albacete (ES)

DURATION AND BUDGET

Project duration: 1.6.2018-31.5.2023 (60 months)
Lead partner: Hanze University of Applied Sciences
Total project budget: 1,698,874.00€
Total ERDF support: 1,444,042.90€

CONTACT

Senior Specialist Ms Johanna Vannes (on sick leave until 31 October 2018)
Email johanna.vannes(@)tampere.fi
Mobile +358 50 322 5923

Director Mr Esa Kokkonen
Email esa.kokkonen(@)tampere.fi
Mobile +358 50 516 9111