SUPPORTING ECO-INNOVATIONS TOWARDS INTERNATIONAL MARKETS
COVID 19 – CALL FOR ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES IN 2021
INVESTIGATION, INNOVATION, CIRCULAR ECONOMY, COVID-19, ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY, SMEs, REGIONAL POLICIES
GENERAL DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES:
To this end, the regions must continue working on the development of models such as the Cooperative Business Support Model, which focuses on possible measures for business development and the evolution of companies towards an Environmental Export Market (EDEM) while working together with the entire support chain and in close relationship with the SMEs themselves. This is where the need arises to create an international network of contacts on how public and private organizations can work on these issues in order to improve policy implementation for environmentally oriented SMEs business development.
- Improve the incorporation of Environmentally Sustainable Innovations by SMEs in their businesses.
- Introduce SMEs to innovative management models that enable them to develop sustainable products. thus obtaining a differentiating element in international markets.
- Improve the implementation of regional development policies and programmes, in particular Growth and Employment programmes and, where appropriate, ETC programmes that support the innovation of regional chain actors in the areas of “intelligent specialization” and innovative opportunities.
- Develop, improve and adapt regional policies that support methods to increase the international commercialisation of SMEs through Innovative Environmental Sustainability and Environmentally Friendly Products as the best support mechanism to help mature the region’s businesses leading to improved export conditions for Environmentally Friendly Products, both within and outside the European Union, and thus lead to an increase in competitiveness.
- Regional analysis and identification of good practices through interviews and/or discussions with relevant stakeholders, managing authorities and SMEs to identify successful good practices and to understand the needs in the regions in order to influence the policy instruments.
- Workshops with relevant regional stakeholders and/or SMEs.
County Administrative board of Östergötland (SWEEDEN) Coord.
Linköping University (SWEDEN)
Centro Europeo de Empresas e Innovación de Murcia (SPAIN)
Province of Utrecht (NETHERLANDS)
Podlaska Regionsl Development Foundation (POLAND)
University of western Macedonia (UOWM) (GREECE)
Vidzeme Planning Region (POLAND)
Lituanian Innovation Centre (LATVIA)
Zealand- academy of technologies and business (DENMARK)
EUROPEAN FUNDING OF THE PROJECT:
WEB & SOCIAL MEDIA: