Foundation Partnership for Development, in full collaboration with the communication expert and with the Dean of the University “Ismail Qemali” Vlore Albania, have prepared a small business plan for good workshop implementation in this district. During these days, a meeting was held with the Dean of University, Doc. Aurela Saliaj, and it was explained the idea and the objectives of NEXT Project. As a result, when the parties encountered (PFD and university), they agreed in principle for the adoption of cooperation in the realization of the Workshop. There were completed all modalities and technicalities required for the activity.
On 09 April 2014, it was organized the workshop on the presentation of the NEXT Project. This workshop was attended by representatives of the academic sector, university professors , business community, students, Vlora chamber of commerce and industry etc.
On behalf of the University, Dean Mrs. Aurela Saliaj, welcomed participants and Foundation PfD for this initiative. She made a brief presentation of Vlora University about the innovative activities.
On behalf of PfD Foundation partner in the NEXT project, Mrs Mimoza Preku, project Manager welcomed and thanked the participants in this workshop for the bilateral collaboration. During her speech she explained the importance of NEXT project in terms of better connection between research, innovation and business sector.
The communication expert Mr. Edmond Sheshi presented in PPT NEXT project objectives and activities. During the presentation Mr. Sheshi being in the same time, member of the European network of enterprises brought his experience from EEN platform.
The Students and the participants also, being very actively during this presentation addressed many questions about NEXT project and more particularly, for the implementation of the platform on line.
Marche Region has organised the first Workshop with Universities and CRTT, that took palce in Ancona on April the8th 2014, in the framework of the project NEXT.
The workshop has been opened by Patrizia Sopranzi, director of the regional department for Innovation Research and Competitivty, who presented the oppurtunities the project NEXT offers in terms of supporting Universities in establishing relations with actors in all countries of the Adriatic basin.
All Universitites present in the territory of the marche Region participated – the delagates were 18.
Besides, the event saw participation of SMEs, through the presence of staff responsible of R&D areas.
The possiiblity to be part of the Smart Innovation People Gallery has been particularly appreciated by participants; the Gallery represents indeed a suitable channel for fostering the matching of all different regional actors. With this regards, SMEs representatives have agreed on being interviewed in the frmawork of the upcoming event INNOVACTORS, that will take palce in Civitanova Marche, form 5th to 7th June 2014.
The workshop constitued the occasion of starting a dialogue with involved actors, aiming at understanding to what extent the project NEXT might give an answer to CRTT needs as well as at collecting suggestions on possible services’ improvement.
Some interesting issues/suggestions emerged. In particular, the importance of defining the priority sectors in order to facilitate the matching between demand and supply and the need of awareness raising actions throughout the regional territory for fostering SMEs participation.
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Facing a reduction of funds after the financial crisis, the EC decided to launch the Smart Specialisation Strategy (RIS 3). The strategy wants to avoid wasting resources: the EC will finance innovation approaches related to the excellences in a specific territory. To coordinate the efforts has been defined the S3 Platform where each european region can upload information about its own strategy. On the platform you can find an interactive Guide.
The platform is also opened to contribution of non member countries, if you are interested then go here.
Faculty for Information sciences and Technology of University Donja Gorica and Chamber of Economy organized joint conference in Montenegro that gathered representatives of Universities, R&I Centres and SMEs.
The aim of the Conference was to introduce NEXT project to participants and potential stakeholders from relevant sectors in order to get familiar with current and future activies in the project.
First day of the Conference was held at the University Donja Gorica. On behalf of Lead partner, Marche Region, Mrs Ratka Sekulović explained the importance of NEXT project in terms of better connection between reseach, inovation and business sector. She also announced Inovation fair that will be held in the period 05-07 June in Cittanova, Marche region.
Second day of the Conference was organized in thematic round tables related to ICT, SMEs, Tourism, Energy, Agriculture and Food technology. Relevant ideas have been collected for usage of future NEXT ON LINE PLATFORM.
Last day of the Conference, participants visited Adriatic fair on tourism and ecology in Budva.