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March 19th, 2012: SMILIES Final Conference

posted May 15, 2012, 5:09 AM by Unknown user
Diogenes presents as part of the SMILIES Final Conference on March 19th, 2012 held in Rethymno, Crete invited by the organizer, SMILIES Coordinator, Rethymno Chamber of Commerce.

SMILIES proposes to apply the “Trans-local Innovation System” concept which links innovation and internationalization policies to boost regional competitiveness to develop a governance model for MED islands’ industrial innovation development. SMILIES will organize focused actions in concrete cases on the field, from which sustainable policies for islands’ industrial innovation will be defined.

The SMILIES workplan follows a 30-month phased schedule, including a pilot phase. Pilot projects’ profiles will be selected after a contextual analysis of 6 opportunity scenarios of use of industrial innovation (to benefit from Tourism, Retail, Agro or Building activities, global niche markets or poorly-served local needs).

End results are context and impact analysis tools for setting priorities of MED-Islands industrial innovation regional policies and a sustainable infrastructure and tools to support innovation transfer to entrepreneurs in projects that fit such policies