Marche Regional Authority – Innovation, Research and Competitivness of productive sectors Unit – Lead Partner Next
Innovation, Research and Competitiveness of productive sectors Unit (I&R Unit) is one of the 6 units of the Industry and Craftsman Department of the Marche Region. It is composed of 7 internal staff members. Regarding the drafting and implementing of CB projects, the Unit can be supported by the regional development agency “SVIM”. This is a company (100% share owned by Marche Region) with a total staff structure of about 25 members covering all phases of project cycle. Both the Unit and SVIM headquarters are well equipped with all the office and web tools necessary for the successful CB projects implementation and joint partnership coordination. In the last 3 years, the I&R Unit has injected in the regional economic tissue about 100 ml Euro from EU and State funds stimulating private investments (for about 300 ml Euro) in research, technological transfer, innovative practice, creation of spin-off, etc. to increase regional enterprises international competiveness.
The organization works towards:
• Identifying, recognizing and addressing barriers to growth in the IT sector; • Being the leading voice of the IT sector in the country; • Promoting the Albanian IT products/services in and outside Albania; • Introducing and encouraging the expansion of internationally accepted IT standards in Albania; • Supporting innovation in Albania; • Driving IT education, and improving curricula in the sector of IT.
Established under Regional Law No.17 of 1th June 1999, Svim – Sviluppo MArche SpA – is the Development Company of the Marche Region. Today the Marche Region is the company’s only shareholder, as definied by Regional Law No.33 of 16th December 2005. Svim operates exclusively with the Marche Region and plays an important role in the implementation of the regional development policy. Its aim is to transform into regional projects both the objectives defined within the ROP (Regional Operative Programme) and the strategic lines deriving from consultation with all organizations concerned.
Invitalia, after a profound strategic, organisational and behavioural change effected over the last four years, is now a modern development agency, like those demonstrating the best results in many countries, working alongside the Government to generate growth mechanisms throughout the nation, with particular attention given to the South. They have invested primarily within the Company to strengthen its role as authoritative interlocutor for anyone who wants to invest in Italy and work for the development of the regions.
From 5 to 7 of May, the first Italian Week edition in Albania was held in Tirana under the patronage of the Italian Embassy with the participation of ICE, Italian Chamber of Commerce in Albania, Confindustria Bari – BAT and Unioncamere Puglia.
Main goal of the event was the presentation of numerous business opportunities Albania has to offer in some of the priority sectors such as energy, tourism, manifacturing and agriculture.
The Albanian Investment Development Agency (AIDA), is the Albanian public agency whose mandate is to promote Albania as an investment destination to facilitate and support direct investments in Albania, to increase the competitiveness of small and medium-sized Albanian enterprises, and promote and support Albanian exports of goods and services by providing support services as well as financial assistance to exporting companies.
The Agency for Rural Development of Istria, Pazin is a limited company 100% owned by the County of Istria, and works closely with all county authorities and businesses, especially with the Department of Agriculture of the County of Istria, on joint projects especially for linking the public and private sectors, and projects that build the public infrastructure for the rural areas of the county. AZRRI was the first agency of this kind in Croatia with a specific purpose to coordinate production-wise activities into rural areas of Istria.
The Mini-conference: “Science meets Economy” was held on May 6th, 2014 in Zagreb. There were more than 250 participants present: many different ministry representatives, science and economic experts, directors of national and regional companies as well as small and medium entrepreneurs.