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.


Outcames and durability

FINNO project will create a sustainable mechanism to follow the new strategic innovation direction for fostering innovation in South East Europe (SEE). Strong connection between strategic and operation level actors will keep operating after the project ends. This will be ensured by the following main joint results:

  • establishment and functioning of the FINNO Committee, joining high-level representatives of partners and stakeholders who are strengthening innovation supporting environment in participating countries
  • incorporation of the jointly developed Technology Innovation Assessment Scoreboard (TIAS) methodology and Self-Assessment Tool (SAT) on-line tool into daily work of partners, enabling evaluation and improvement of their operations as well as benchmarking of SEE countries innovation performance
  • dissemination of developed joint project results between stakeholders in the already established (inter)national networks.

FINNO Committee will be formed as a networking platform for stakeholders supporting innovation, institutionalised as a legal body in the framework of lead partner assuring financial and institutional support. Its functioning after project end will be confirmed by the Memorandum of future cooperation and elaborated in the joint Action plan.

On the operational level, partners will incorporate the method for measuring TIAS Scoreboard into their functioning. SAT tool will be applied yearly also after project end, enabling evaluation of the impact of recommended instruments and continuous preparation of recommendations for policy-makers. On the long-term, the innovation-supporting mechanism established in the project will be maintained by functioning of the FINNO Committee. The methodological approaches developed will be further promoted by FINNO members. Since they will be based on current techniques and methodologies, comparison to existing measuring approaches (e.g. EIS) will be possible. Data will be transferable to any country or region in the SEE area that is not directly involved in the project.

Jul 13, 2011 by admin