TerritoriALL - Regional innovation

With the adoption of the new European Innovation Agenda back in July, the EU entered into an innovation spree, both at the political and operational level. The Innovation Agenda proposes bold actions to foster deep tech innovation, a new wave of innovation, as the EU Commissioner, Mariya Gabriel highlights in her article for TerritoriALL. However, she writes, innovation policy documents - as usual - are not enough to achieve the necessary transformations. We need deep tech innovation to drive Europe’s competitiveness and to ensure the health and well-being of its citizens, she adds.
This is also the focus of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU: the possible role of societal innovations in helping the regions lagging behind, as the Czech Minister of Regional Development, Ivan Bartos, underlines.
The close correlation between economic performance and innovation is well known, according to Minister Bartos, but we need to realise that that not only states, but also regions are important actors in promoting innovation. Indeed, the ‘Entrepreneurial Regional Governance’ study that ESPON conducted for the Czech Presidency concludes that the role of regional governance in introducing innovation into regions is essential.
But, can we diffuse innovation at the regional level, engage local actors and combine territorial competitiveness with cooperation?
JRC Director for Growth and Innovation, Mikel Landabaso, Tanya Hristova, Mayor of Gabrovo, and Chair of the CoR CEDEC Commission, Maurizio Mensi, EESC rapporteur for the New European Innovation Agenda, Pirita Lindholm, Director of the ERRIN Network give some answers to these questions.
And you can read an the interview with the new director of URBACT, Teofil Gherca, and DG Regio team leader, Thomas de Bethune and how you can engage with ESPON 2030.

TerritoriALL Regional innovation Articles

Wiktor Szydarowski, director ESPON EGTC
Territorial cohesion, innovations and regions lagging behind
Ivan Bartoš, Deputy Prime Minister for Digitisation and Minister of Regional Development
A New European Innovation Agenda
Mariya Gabriel is the European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
Partnerships for regional innovation: A new strategic and systemic approach to innovation policy
Mikel Landabaso, Director Innovation and Growth; Margherita Bacigalupo, Scientific officer; Guia Bianchi, Researcher and policy analyst; Joint Research Centre, European Commission
Territorial Analyses
Open Invitation for Territorial Analyses
Regional partnerships support Europe’s innovation capacity
Tanya Hristova, Mayor of Gabrovo, Chair of the SEDEC Commission, European Committee of the Regions
Innovation at regional and local levels from a social perspective
Maurizio Mensi, Rapporteur for the opinion INT/996, A New European Innovation Agenda, European Economic and Social Committee
Regional innovation performance and regional comparative advantage of Czech regions
Viktor Kveton, Assoc. Prof. at Charles University, Faculty of Science, Department of Social Geography and Regional Development
A New European Innovation Agenda – a push for supporting innovation in Europe’s regions
Pirita Lindholm Director, European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN)
KHK data portal and local open data catalogue of the Hradec Králové region
Radmila Velnerová, Head of the analysis and management support department, Hradec Králové Region
RESTART Unit dealing with a Strategy of Economic Restructuring of Usti, Moravian-Silesian and Karlov
Simona Štastná, Department of Strategies and Analysis of Regional Policy and Housing Policy, RE:START Department, Ministry for Regional Development, Czech Republic
URBACT IV: Addressing urban challenges through cooperation and networking
Interview with Thomas de Béthune, Team Leader in DG Regio for the unit of Inclusive Growth Urban and Territorial and Teofil Ghercă, director of URBACT
Towards uniform greenhouse gas quantification in European territories
Kimmo Lylykangas, Professor of Architecture; Head of the Academy of Architecture and Urban Studies, Tallinn University of Technology
Cross-border housing markets: how to measure cross-border interrelations
Franziska Sielker, University of Cambridge, Department of Land Economy
The role of spatial planning in facilitating offshore renewable energy in Europe
Professor David Shaw and Hannah Jones, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Liverpool
Functional areas in the EU: From Cohesion Policy to practice through a pilot project
ESPON dialogue with project team and coordination
Outlook of the Swedish Presidency
Sverker Lindblad, Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, Department for Rural Affairs, Division for Regional and Rural development
Entrepreneurial regional governance
ESPON Thematic Action Plans and how can one engage with ESPON
Entrepreneurial regional governance
The programme of the ESPON seminar in Prague, 7-8 December 2023