The European Commission organised on 23rd and 24th of May 2017 the event:
“Workshop on the Role of Science/ Technology Parks and Incubators in Innovation Ecosystems -Promoting Technology Transfer and Innovation.”
The main focus of this workshop was the exchange of good practices for the development and management of Science and Technology Parks (STPs) and Incubators in the Danube and Adriatic-Ionian Macro Regions. Exchange of best practices and case studies from the region and beyond made the discussions both interesting and stimulating and provided the participants with new ideas to applied when back home.
The focus of the workshop was on exploring best practices that can help to tackle issues and bottlenecks specific to the Danube and Adriatic-Ionian macro regions. This workshop is one of a series of event aiming to assist in streamlining the technology commercialization and technology transfer system in all the countries concerned including member states, candidate and neighborhood countries.
The workshop explored the different models for STPs and incubator development and financing as well as management. It will also consider the role that various stakeholders, both private and public (industry, academia, government, the investment community, etc.) can play to generate a virtuous circle that can accelerate local economic development and drive regional competitiveness.
The conclusions of this workshop are expected to feed into broader political discussion, in particular in relation to the Berlin process, and the development and further integration of the economies of the Western Balkan countries.
- Final Report, Workshop on the role of Science and Technology Parks and Incubators in Innovation Ecosystems
- Presentation, EU4Tech
- Presentation, inno TSD
- JRC site with presentations of the workshop