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Ire Crete

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Ire Crete

  1. 1. Observatories for research, innovation and technology transfer in the region of Crete P.Ignatiadis Technology Manager Observatory of Regional Innovation Working Group Brussels, 30/10/2008
  2. 2. Contents <ul><li>Crete in the European Innovation Ecosystem </li></ul><ul><li>Observatory of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (2005-2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Observatory of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (2007-2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Help-Forward Network </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Industries Observatory </li></ul><ul><li>Era Watch Services </li></ul><ul><li>The Way Forward </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>BASIC INDICATORS </li></ul><ul><li>5,3% of the National GDP </li></ul><ul><li>79% of the EU 25 GDP (still objective 1) </li></ul><ul><li>5,5% population in Greece </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd most innovative region in Greece </li></ul><ul><li>Lowest Greek region in unemployment </li></ul><ul><li>Region with the lowest number of innovative SMEs </li></ul><ul><li>75% of the Regional GDP from services </li></ul>Crete in the European Innovation Ecosystem Competitive region based on : a)culture and history, b) sea and sun destination, c) the Mediterranean Cuisine During the last 30 years : A high number of HEI’s and Research Centres were established: Univ. of Crete (1977), FORTH (1983), Technical Univ. of Crete (1984), MAICh (1985), Inst. Marine Biology of Crete (1987) Crete has a high capacity in R&D , but lacks the critical mass of quality research infrastructures and SMEs collaboration to become a region of knowledge
  4. 9. THE WAY FORWARD 10 YEARS EXPERIENCE WITH REGIONAL INNOVATIONT INNOVATION STRATEGY INNOVATION IN TOURISM AND ICT ECO INNOVATION RESEARCH IN AGROFOOD BIO HEALTH INNOVATION POLE RITTS (1998) Vorwettbewerbliche Forschung & Entwicklung Innovative Actions 2000-2006 STRUCTURAL FUNDS (2000 - 2006) STUDENT ENTREPRENEURSHIP REGIONAL VC FUND FOR SPIN OFF CREATION INNOVATION OBSERVATORY REGIONAL INNOVATION COUNCIL GROWTH AND JOBS ICT AND TELEMATICS RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURES BUSINESS SUPPORT Innovation Pole (2007-08) CRETE: REGION OF KNOWLEDGE R&D CLUSTERS IN ICT, BIO/HEALTH REGIONAL TECHNOLOGY PLATFORMS SPIN OFF CREATION INNOVATION MANAGEMENT STRUCTURAL FUNDS (2007 - 2013) BUSINESS SUPPORT RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURES INTERNATIONAL FOCUS TOURISM AND SERVICES REGION OF ECONOMIC CHANGE

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