9th October 2012

Centre of the Regions, Boulevard Saint Michel 80,

1040 Brussels, Belgium

PERIA and the regions of Andalusia, Basse-Normandie, Mazovia and Murcia presented two workshops on regional innovation and smart specialisation during the OPENDAYS in Brussels



09:05 - 09:10 Introduction by Vincent Steinmetz, Director of CARINNA (Champagne-Ardenne Research and Innovation Agency)

09:10 - 10:45 How can the regional level learn from each other on innovation?

Chair: Thomas Wobben - Director for Horizontal Networks and Studies at European Union, Committee of the Regions

1. Bernard Strée, International affairs manager of CARINNA  will introduce the workshop and present the PERIA project.

2. Norbert Grasselli, Director of INNOVA Észak-Alföld Regional Innovation Agency

3. Ivan Boesso, European Policies Department, Veneto Innovazione spa

4. Mäelle Pichard, European project manager, Champagne-Ardenne Regional Council

5. Stefania Amorosi, Finance Officer, INTERREG IVC Joint Technical Secretariat

11:15 - 13:00 How can the regional context contribute to smart specialisation?

Chair: Christian Saublens – Director of EURADA (European Association of Development Agencies)

1. Luisa Sanches, Policy Analyst – Innovation, Directorate General for Regional Policy, Unit D2 - Thematic Coordination, Innovation

2. Juan Hernández Director General of INFO (Murcia Regional Development Agency)

3. Antonio Valverde, Director General of IDEA (Development and Innovation Agency of Andalusia)

4. Marianna Myron, Chief Manager of Investor and Exporter Service Centre, Mazovia Development Agency Plc

5. Laurent Lecoeur, European Projects Officer of MIRIADE (Agency for Innovation and Business Development in Basse-Normandie)

Participant List



PERIA and the regions of Andalusia, Basse-Normandie, Mazovia and Murcia presents two workshops on regional innovation and smart specialisation during the OPEN DAYS in Brussels.

Innovation Management:...
Changing enterprise needs and shrinking public resources raise questions on most innovation support tools: Which type of regional innovation management should we set up? Can we turn innovation management into competitiveness and attractiveness for our region?
Workshop on...
Objectives of the event:
1/ Present and debate Tactics key recommendations: “new cluster trends”, help policy makers develop new and better cluster initiatives (morning session)
2/ Clusters and smart specialization: overview of latest, the Regional innovation smart specialization strategy Guide (RIS3 Guide), other policy supports, best practices/peer review cases (afternoon session) [...]
Launching of...

A new regional agency was created on 19th March 2012 by the merging of “INNOVALIS Aquitaine” and the “Agence Aquitaine de Développement Industriel”. Based in Pessac (Bordeaux area), the new entity is called “Aquitaine développement innovation”.