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Title: Enhancing Regional RTD and Innovation Development through Foresight & Mentoring : Scenario Development and Action Plan for RTD and Innovation Promotion up to 2020 in Zurich, Switzerland
Authors : Carabias-Hütter, Vicente
Brunner, Anita
Brüngger, Beat
Hohl, Urs
Renner, Erich
Spiess, Harry
Weiss Sampietro, Theresia
Winters, Clive
Extent : 68
Publisher / Ed. Institution : ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Winterthur
Issue Date: 2007
Series : Beiträge zur nachhaltigen Entwicklung
Series volume: 7
Language : English
Subjects : Foresight; Mentoring; Regional Development; Rtd; Foresight; Mentoring; Regional Development; Rtd
Subject (DDC) : 710: Landscape architecture and area planning
Abstract: The Regional Economic RTD Policy through Foresight & Mentoring (REFORM) project was one of 18 projects funded under the Sixth Framework Programme within the ‘Regions of Knowledge 2’ call, which were launched in 2006 with the aim to promote increased and improved regional investment in research and development through mutual learning, coordination and collaboration between regional policy developers and regional initiatives. It is accepted that it is essential to enhance the integration and coordination between private and public R&D investments, and to provide appropriate support through R&D policy and infrastructure, to promote economic progress in Europe. The REFORM project developed, supported and implemented a variety of measures and activities which will enable regions to understand their particular needs to enable increased RTD activity and investment in the future. Through mechanisms such as Foresight and a new Mentoring Programme, the project developed a number of individual action plans for partners, which will provide the infrastructure for new RTD policy and its implementation, and thus increase the economic growth of the EU as a whole. Additional actions, including study visits, workshops and a conference supported the transfer of good practice and knowledge to those regions in the developmental stages of increasing RTD investment, increasing the rate of transfer through hands on support, promotion and participation.
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Sustainable Development (INE)
Publication type: Working Paper – Expertise – Study
DOI : 10.21256/zhaw-103
ISBN: 978-3-905745-11-5
Appears in Collections:Working Papers School of Engineering

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