Policies & Measures to Support Local & Regional Innovation Ecosystems (ecoRIS3)

The transfer of innovation and knowledge produced by the research & technological organizations and higher education to the local and regional businesses remains one of the most important gaps and difficulties in terms of Innovation & Growth. It is particularly important to generate economic exploitation of the R&D results in local and regional areas of Smart Specialization (RIS3).

There is a clear need to improve and connect regional challenges and opportunities of RIS3, to local innovation policies and stakeholders. Regional and local authorities should play a key role of intermediation and, in accordance to ecoRIS3 objectives, promote better policies and measures to generate solid interactions between key stakeholders, to orchestrate sustainable innovation ecosystems within RIS3 strategies responding to the existing challenges and gaps.