IV International Stock of Entrepreneurial IdeasOn Europe Day – 9th May, UDG was traditionally organized International Stock of Entrepreneurial Ideas, fourth in a row. The goal of the International Stock is to foster the development of entrepreneurship, and business ideas, first of all, of high school and university students from Montenegro and the region. International Stock of Entrepreneurial Ideas sends a message of awakening the entrepreneurial skills of students and young people in Montenegro. The International Stock brought together representatives of 30 of the most successful Montenegrin companies that, as a “demand” sides, bought up the ideas of young entrepreneurs. The International Stock is an event where high school and university students present their business ideas (“offer ideas”). This year 92 ideas were reported. The ideas are processed in accordance with the methodology established by UDG. The organizer has performed a preliminary selection of the applicants’ ideas and chose top 10. Accepted business ideas were presented at business ideas ranking, and according to the Rules and regulations of the business ideas ranking on the International Stock, they had the opportunity to be presented to “demand” sides. The ideas that did not qualify among top 10 are presented in the special edition of “The Book of Ideas” and presented companies had the opportunity to make a bid for these ideas, too. All these ideas represent “Offers” at the stock market. The presentation of the IPA Adriatic project, NEXT Collaborative platform to support research and technology transfer was held within The IV International Stock. The presentation introduced the goal of the project, the establishment of an international web platform that will enable communication between business and the research sector in the Mediterranean region, as well as future activities. Bearing in mind that the participants of the stock, “demand” sides, are Montenegro’s largest companies (which employ 11 000 people in Montenegro), and that on the “offers” side were faculties from the region, the sole aim of the project is practically displayed here. All participants received a booklet of project. This event has taken on a regional and even European character, and this year turnover at INTERNATIONAL STOCK OF ENTREPRENEURIAL IDEAS has reached 25,000.00 EUR. The participation of sponsors and leading companies from Montenegro is an additional guarantee for the development vision of the event. You can find detailed report in attachment.
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.
In the Puglia Region Authority the Department for Politics for Economic Development and Innovation represent a major player in the implementation of politics for technological innovation of SMEs, business development and research. With more than 100 officer and administrator in the recent years the department has managed regional resources for research, innovation and information society policies 2007 – 2013 . It has suitable and experienced staff members in the management of cooperation projects and in the implementation of the specific activities envisaged in the project.
Marche Region is organizing the event ‘INNOVACTORS: new challenges and opportunities in the European Context’. The event will be a place where different institutional actors and regional stakeholders will discuss about a participated governance of research and innovation policies. The event, which targets local organizations, enterprises and Universities also coming from foreign countries involved in International Cooperation projects with the Marche Region, will be organized in plenary sessions, thematic workshops and B2B meetings. The focus will be on the role that innovation plays in terms of enterprises’ development. start-ups creation and public administration efficiency. Furthermore, a expo area will be set up, where enterprises located in Marche Region will present technological solutions, prototypes, and innovative services that resulted from financed projects.Donwload here the programme of the event. Specific information on NEXT events in the framework of INNOVACTORS coming soon. For further information: www.regione.marche.it firstname.lastname@example.org
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