The aim of the FINNO project is to contribute to better productivity and achieve more comparable level of innovativeness between countries in South East Europe (SEE) region.

The project creates a communication platform of decision-makers supported by sustainable mechanism
for fostering innovation in SEE area, the FINNO Committee, a legal body providing governance level with constant and relevant policy recommendations.

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Capitalisation of results

The project is not reinventing a new way of measuring innovation performance but builds on existing projects, initiatives, methodologies and experience of partners and enable their transferability within South East Europe (SEE) area. Relevant findings are considered when analysing existing innovation supporting measures and developing Technology Innovation Assessment Scoreboard Scoreboard (TIAS) and Self-Assessment Tool (SAT) tool.

Partners are involved in several Objective 3, 7FP, CIP and national projects and we seek opportunities for capitalisation of existing results (e.g. modern evaluation practices in RTD programmes; methodology for creating support for technology start ups). In the Pro INNO project REGplus, aimed at strengthening regional innovation systems, AREA m has successfully worked on measuring regional innovation index on a smaller scale and their experience form the basis for leading actitities of development of common methodology and tool for measuring TIAS.

UEFISCDI, MID PANNON and APERM are partners in 3 SEE projects in progress; FIDIBE LP is included as observer. Their results are used as input for the analysis of existing activities for supporting innovation in FINNO (SEE-IFA network: financing mechanisms for SMEs; FIDIBE: analysis of effectiveness of business parks for innovative activities in SMEs; INTERVALUE: possibilities of transfer of R&D results into product ideas).

All partners are involved in elaborating national or regional innovation strategies and are able to provide direct input for incorporating recommendations into national policy-making. As members of FINNO Committee they share existing effective measures between SEE countries, and are all in position to enable that recommendations prepared are considered when future innovation policies are designed.

Dissemination is focused on strategic (ministries) and operational actors supporting innovation, with tailored personal presentations, capacity building events and usual channels. Besides, dissemination is enabled through different networks where partners are members.

Jul 13, 2011 by admin