Pages Menu
TwitterRssFacebook
Categories Menu

20.11.14 |‘Innovation, Research & Technology’ Magazine publishes special tribute to WIRE2014

cover

The current edition of ‘Innovation, Research & Technology’ Magazine pays tribute to the fifth Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE 2014) which was successfully held in Athens, June 12th and 13th under the auspices of the Greek EU presidency. The ‘Innovation, Research & Technology’ Magazine issued by the National Documentation Centre of Greece, is a bimonthly edition produced within the framework of NDC activities on Research and Development (R&D).

Share this
  • Read More

    05.09.14| WIRE 2014 Evaluation Online Questionnaire will close on September 30th

    survey

    The WIRE 2014 Conference evaluation questionnaire will be closing soon. The National Documentation Centre of Greece (EKT) is committed to providing quality services. Due to our commitment for continuous improvement, we are looking to examine our current performance by asking you to participate to a short Evaluation Questionnaire for the WIRE 2014 Conference, and to provide us with information on your experience.

    Share this
  • Read More

    12.07.14|Greece within the “moderate innovators” according to the Innovation Union Scoreboard 2014

    ius-2014-cover

    While Europe is gradually closing its innovation gap with the United States and Japan, differences in performance between EU Member States are still high. At a regional level, the innovation gap is widening given that the innovation performance has become worst in almost one fifth of EU regions.

    These are the main results of the European Commission’s Innovation Union Scoreboard 2014 and the Regional Innovation Scoreboard 2014. According to the Innovation Union Scoreboard the performance of Greece is below that of the EU average and Greece can be grouped under the “Moderate innovators”. The champion at the innovation “speed race” is Sweden, followed by Denmark, Germany and Finland -the four countries that invest most in research and innovation-. The countries whose position has improved the most are Portugal, Estonia and Latvia.

    Share this
  • Read More

    18.06.14| High participation and productive discussions in WIRE 2014

    wire2014_photoA

    The WIRE 2014 has now been completed. Smart Specialisation, innovation and open knowledge economy emerge as the driving forces for regional development, growth and building competiveness in a time of economic recession. This has been the main outcome of the ‘Week of Innovative Regions in Europe’, a two-day international conference which was successfully held in Athens (June,12-13th). More than 50 speakers from 30 countries and 350 registrants participated in the event which highlighted the regional dimension of innovation. More than 1000 viewers watched the event live streaming.

    Share this
  • Read More

    09.06.14|Dr. Evi Sachini talks about the National Documentation Centre of Greece and its involvement in organizing the WIRE 2014

    Evi Sachini

    Dr. Evi Sachini, Director of the National Documentation Centre of Greece -and WIRE 2014 co-organiser- explains how regional actors and key innovation players such as the National Documentation Centre are placed at the heart of the strategy design and implementation process in the context of the new Cohesion Policy 2014-2020.

    Which is the political context that defines this WIRE?

    Since the first WIRE a lot of things have changed. We are now entering the next programming period 2014-2020. The launch of “Horizon 2020″ programme for Research and Innovation and the new EU cohesion policy for 2014-2020, provide an excellent timing for this year’s WIRE. WIRE 2014 takes place at a time when EU adopts a new perspective on regional policy for research and innovation, one which relies on Smart Specialization Strategies to eliminate innovation disparities in Europe and promotes cooperation and synergies that will lead to a new R&D landscape. The novel approach to Innovation policy in European Regions requires the direct involvement of regional authorities and innovation players in the policy design process and the adaptation of strategies to local contexts, thus it is highly dependent on the capacity of regional institutions to coordinate and facilitate interventions and to strengthen regional research capacities. In this context, key actors such as the National Documentation Centre of Greece are placed at the very heart of the strategy design and implementation process.

    Share this
  • Read More

    06.06.14|Business driving Regional Innovation: An outline for Session 3

    button1resized

    The objective of the session Business driving Regional Innovation’ is to discuss the contribution and role of businesses to the regional ecosystem for knowledge-based growth and job creation and how regions act as facilitators for business growth & financial sustainability. It aims to address the contribution of business to research and innovation strategies for smart specialisation and how business can profit from regional policies; what it takes for a small company to align with innovative regional policies; and to what extent the success or failure of a business effort depends on the regional policy of the region.

    Share this
  • Read More