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.


Target and stakeholders

Project includes all relevant target groups to enable transnational cooperation between actors at governance level (ministries) and at operational level (innovation agencies, research organisations) to provide direct link to companies as first direct users of instruments.

Partners are national innovation agencies in charge of implementation of supportive instruments for innovation and other relevant actors acting in the field of innovation. For them the main benefit is establishment of a transnational network, leading to exchange of experience, joint development of project results and increased capacity, which improve effectiveness of their work. Partners have direct links to the decision-making level, enabling to incorporate prepared recommendations into the governance level. This is the main task of FINNO Committee composed of representatives from the ministries and leaders of technology or innovation agencies.

FINNO Committee has direct access to the latest findings of the project, exchange experience on successful solutions, and is in a position to involve recommendations directly into the development of new initiatives, strategies and legislation.

Companies are main targets of innovative policies but are seldom involved in policy planning. We include them into the bottom-up analysis of their innovation performance through SAT.
(a) have the chance to get the benchmark of their position in respect to other companies in the sector in their and other South East Europe countries
(b) have the opportunity to shape supporting instruments in the field of innovation and RTD suitable to their needs.

Other stakeholders supporting development of innovation (technology parks, incubators; technology transfer offices; regional development agencies) will be involved in capacity building, dissemination of results and further application of SAT.

To general public the importance of good national innovation policy and its effects will be promoted.

Jul 13, 2011 by admin