R&D Industry builds upon the Lisbon objectives and focuses on strengthening innovation capacities in the Mediterranean area. The partnership includes 5 partners from 5 countries. According to the European Innovation Scoreboard 2008 (which presented four categories: 'innovation leaders', 'innovation followers', 'moderate innovators' and 'catching-up countries'), France is an 'innovation follower', Slovenia, Spain, Greece and Italy are 'moderate innovators'. The guidelines suggest that while enhancing the efficiency of the mentioned countries, the output performance may be improved without having to invest more in innovation inputs. The project thus engages university R&D as the input to be exploited.
The real impact is expected in greater success at application of technologies and knowledge in economic practice, more consistent organization and transparency of R&D work at universities and greater success at national and international R&D project applications. The investments in R&D of SMEs in the regions involved will rise. The project aims at persuading regional authorities to lay more emphasis on technology transfer methods and research management. The activity of contacting certain number of companies each year should be supported and financed by governance system after the project's termination.
Meeting presentations can be downloaded by this link.
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On Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 19:00 in the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chania (4th floor), a meeting took place among Researchers and Entrepreneurs on Research and Innovation in Tourism, Agriculture, Environment, Energy and Information Technology.
The meeting was implemented as part of the project "Encouraging and Supporting Academic and Research Institutes for Research and Development (R & D) Industrial/R&D Industry, (MED 2007-13)", which is attempting through a series of actions to encourage and support the communication and collaboration among academics-research institutes and SMEs. In this project, Greece was represented by MAICh.
Within the course of the event, the awarding of prizes for Applied Research and Innovation were also conducted under this project. Original ideas were rewarded, which can benefit business recovery and contribute to the design and development of new products and services in Agriculture, Environment, Energy, Tourism and IT, thereby enhancing the competitiveness and openness of SMEs in the Region of Crete.
Specifically, the innovations that were awarded a prize are:
1st Prize -"Recovery of valuable components from olive oil waste mills and their application as food additives," Dr. Charilaos Galanakis, Chemist & Lecturer at Cyprus University of Technology (Sector: Agriculture)
2nd Prize - "ECO-Innovative Materials in the battle against pollution," Prof. George Kyriakides, Department of Natural Sciences, Director of the Transparent Conductive Oxides Group, University of Crete (Department: Environment)
3rd Prize - "Emergence of Multilevel beaches of Crete", Dr. Alexander Roniotis, Foundation for Research and Technology, Heraklion (Sector: Tourism)
Last update: May 15, 2013