The project aims at boosting the relationship between talent, research, knowledge, creation and economic development, using clustering methodologies at regional and transnational level.
The project involves 7 partners representing all countries of the Atlantic area sharing a common challenge: implementing new initiatives and ideas to stimulate economic conversion out of their regional endogenous potential.
The main activities of INNOVATE are:
1. Ex-post evaluation of regional and local initiatives to promote economic change and the emergence of a knowledge-based economy
2. Development of a tool-kit of policy instruments and a resource base
3. Planning and implementation of selected policies at local level through local action plans with territorial co-operation component.
All findings and results will be presented in a project conference and also at seminars at local level for extensive dissemination, in order to share and discuss project findings with key people and authorities from other Atlantic Area regions and other EU areas to make effective the knowledge transfer.