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  1. 1. Enterprise Europe Network UkraineMentoring for more competitiveness and innovation Dr. Petra Püchner Managing Director Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum 1
  2. 2. Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum Policy advisor MicroTec Südwest 2
  3. 3. Dienstleistungen des SEZ 3 3
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  5. 5. Danube Makro Region Strategy• Priority Area 8: ‘to support thecompetitiveness of enterprises, includingcluster development’• PA 8 Coordinator: Baden-Württemberg, Ministry of Finance andEconomics•in cooperation with Croatia 5
  6. 6. Main economic issues Increase in trade and investments made (Business forums) Improvement of legal frameworks, especially concerning SME (i.e. simplifying bureaucracy, contract certainty, containment of corruption) Improved frameworks for economic organizations such as chambers, associations etc. Improvement of the interdisciplinary cooperation and the transfer of technology between companies, science and public administration (i.e. cluster politics) 6
  7. 7. We are your partner for Innovation in Europe ! Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum Haus der Wirtschaft Haus der Wirtschaft Willi-Bleicher-Str. 19 Erbprinzenstr. 4-12 70174 Stuttgart 76113 Karlsruhe Tel.: +49-711-123 4010 Tel.: +49-721-935 190 Fax: +49-711-123 4011 Fax: +49-721-395 1920 7 7
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  9. 9. Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum Since 1993 in the European Network to support innovation capacity of SME, exploitation of RTD and transnational technology transfer Former Mentor of IRCs in Israel and CR Supporting regional innovation strategy development in Upper Galilee (IL), Lower Silisia (PL) Sector Group Chairpersons for ICT and Health 9 9
  10. 10. Targets / Potentials of Baden-Württemberg´s policyProduktionstechnik Pharmaindustrie Luft- und Raumfahrt Branchenorientierte Automotive Zielfelder sectors Medizintechnik Telekommunikation Querschnittskompetenzen cross-cutting Medien-, Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft Wissenswirtschaft Logistik inkl. Intralogistik Technologieorientierte Zielfelder technologies Mechatronik Photonik Biotechnologie Neue Werkstoffe/ Informationstechnologie/ Satellitennavigation Oberflächen Unternehmenssoftware Sicherheitstechnik Mikrosystemtechnik Energie© Prognos AG 2006 10 10
  11. 11. Boosting innovation through new cluster concepts More traditional Clusters like … Manufact. … Automotive Food Materials Furniture Tourism IndustryTechnologies like… Micro & NanotechnologyCross-Cutting Design & Creative Industries Green / smart Technologies … Cross-cutting Issues like… INTERNATIONALISATION & TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER SUSTAINABILITY GENDER & DIVERSITY 11
  12. 12. Central Europe Cooperation area CluStrat - Boosting Innovation through new cluster concepts in support of emerging issues and cross-sectoral themes 12
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  14. 14. CluStratStrategic Project – main method is policy dialogue 8 EU Member States plus Ukraine Coordinator: Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum under the mandate of the Ministry of Finance and Economics Baden-Württemberg Light house Project under PAC 8 Danube Strategy 14
  15. 15. Creative Ind 11/22 Embedded systems 13/24 EngineeringNano 14/1812/20 Tourism Materials 16/19 16/21 Furniture 12/14 Knowledge Services 12/17 15
  16. 16. Good Practice: Mechatronic Cluster Bionic  Manufacturing of Engineering (mechanical, machines/systems electrical)  Mechanical services IT / software  Sensors Manufacturing  Automation, robotics Photonics  Materials, printing  Automotive  Medical technology  Etc. 16
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  18. 18. Initial Position• Longitude of about 3,000km and 14 riparian states/regions• Danube catchment area: about 115m residents• Increase in trade volume about twentyfold up to more than 20bn Euro between BW and the Danube States (east of Austria) since 1990• Infrastructure, production facilities etc. => enormous „Europe 2020“ EU-Integration need to catch up Strategy for intelligent, sustainable and integrative growth 18
  19. 19. Main economic issues Advancement of the infrastructure (i.e. environmental technology, transportation and communications infrastructure, centres for exhibitions, technology parks etc.) Capital provision of the economy Improvement of information, counselling and strengthening of vocational education (‘dual system’) Strengthening of frameworks for research and development as well as internationalisation Strengthening of rural zones within the scope of regional development Removal of cross-border barriers 19
  20. 20. Implementation Framework No additional EU funds, No new institutions, No new laws and directives• National and regional support programmes• EU support programmes, such as EU structural funds (EFDF, ESF), cohesion fund and more• IPA• EIB, EIF, EBRD 20
  21. 21. Implementation ● ArchitectureEU-strategy  EU Council and CommissionAction plan  EU Commission and national …contact pointsPriority Areas  Coordinators (Priority …Area Coordinators, PAC)Spheres of activity  Project manager/Projects 21