ROSIE

RESPONSIBLE AND INNOVATIVE SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTREPRISES IN CENTRAL EUROPE

ABOUT THE PROJECT:

ROSIE’s main objective is to use transnational cooperation to improve skills among entrepreneurs and innovation actors to promote RI (responsible innovations) in SMEs (Small and Medium Entreprises).

Partners:

  • Forlì-Cesena Special Agency of the Chamber of Commerce of Forlì-Cesena (CISE) – IT (Lead partner)
  • First Hungarian Responsible Innovation Association – HU
  • Agency for the Support of Regional Development Košice – SK
  • Czech Centre for Science and Society – CZ
  • Bautzen Innovation Centre – DE
  • Municipality of Nova Gorica – SI
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry Slovenia – SI
  • City of Šibenik – HR
  • Institution for development of competence, innovation and specialization of Zadar County – HR
  • Innovhub SSI – IT
  • Lubelskie Voivodeship – PL

Associated partners:

    • Kosice Self-governing Region – SK
    • Ministry of Regional Development and EU funds – HR
    • District of Bautzen – DE
    • Metropolitan City of Milan – IT
    • Liberec Region – CZ

Project outputs:

ROSIE’s outputs are tools and training to improve RI capacity, with a comprehensive RI strategy and transnational Pilot to test tools and strategic proposals.

Outputs benefit key innovation actors: public authorities gain a policy framework, business support / sectoral agencies enhance SME support services, SMEs improve innovation processes.

Short-term change sees increased capacity of innovation actors (min.75) and SMEs (min.315) to design and implement RI strategies and proposals for RI policy governance.

ROSIE promotes medium-long-term change through improved territorial, socio-economic integration, SME competitiveness and evolution of a comprehensive RI system.

The transnational approach uses quadruple helix stakeholder engagement and covers:

  • Exchange and partner training on RI tools that can help SMEs to understand RI, identify RI needs and define strategies, work with the innovation chain;
  • Development of RI Road Maps in local areas and CE macro-region, using transnational exchange and capitalisation;
  • Transnational Pilot Action (grouping 9 local areas) for SME capacity building, RI tool application and fund leverage.

Project duration:

01/07/2017 – 30/06/2020

CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
CULTURAL HERITAGE AND CREATIVE INDUSTRY
EDUCATION AND CAPACITY BUILDING
SOCIAL AND RESPONSIBLE ENTREPRENEURSHIP
SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY AND TOURISM
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