Seminar “Innovative tools in support of 2014-2020 regional Research & Innovation policies"
On February 13, at 14.00 in Brussels the two Regions of Puglia and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (PACA) /Marseille discussed in a seminar with the EUROPEAN COMMISSION on “Innovative tools in support of regional policies of Research and Innovation 2014-2020 " .
Two specific tools has been explored: Public Procurement for Innovation (Pre-Commercial Procurement – PCP, and Public Procurement of Innovation - PPI) and the Innovation Vouchers.
The seminar has been an opportunity to compare the experiences of European Regions in these years that adopted these innovative tools such as PCP, innovation vouchers, living labs, and to discuss the practical ways of integrating, in the next programming period, actions funded by the Structural Funds and those directly funded and managed by EU, including Horizon 2020 and COSME..
Directorates General of the European Commission (CONNECT, ENTERPRISE, REGIO) Officers animated the discussion and provided actively their strong encouragement to the development and implementation of innovative tools in support of regional research and innovation policies; in fact EU funds can play a role to innovate the administration internally and foster public sector innovation.
The good practices by Galicia Helathcare Service and Lombardy Healthcare system have been illustrated.
For Puglia Region, speakers included Adriana Agrimi, Director of Industrial Research and Innovation Department, and Francesco Surico, Director of InnovaPuglia.
For further info:
website : www.regione.puglia.it