Policy briefs

TALIA Policy Briefing n. 4

CREATIVE CLUSTERS

Innovaton is playing an increasing role across European policies at all levels, especially within the Naconal and Regional Smart Specialisaton Strategies for the 2014-2020 programming period. 

The programme objective for all Interreg-MED initiatives under the Innovation Axis reads as follows: “To increase transnational activity of innovative clusters and networks of key sectors of the MED area”. In order to reach this goal, especially in the context of Creative and Social Innovation, practitioners and policy makers need to develop a shared understanding of what a cluster is, why it is beneficial, and how it should be promoted. This Policy Brief aims to provide an overview of the state of the art and highlight work in progress in on-going MED initiatives.

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TALIA Policy Briefing n. 3

CASE STUDY: CO-WORKING

Co-work facilities or shared and/or temporary offices are spreading across Europe in response to a growing demand for flexible working spaces meeting the needs of independent professionals. The INTERREGMED COWORKMED project, running from November 2016 through April 2018, is exploring this topic and its potential for the Mediterranean Space. The project defines coworking as follows:

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TALIA Policy Briefing n. 2

BUILDING TRANS-LOCAL INNOVATION ECOSYSTEMS

Trans-local innovation systems are those that develop in a double dynamic: on the one hand they are deeply embedded into trans-national networks and, at the same time, they are strongly grounded in local innovation communities. The resulting interplay between the local and global dimensions strongly reinforces innovation capacity. This trans-local dimension is easy to proclaim – witness the diffused use of the catch phrase ‘glocal’ – but not so easy to achieve in practice.

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TALIA Policy Briefing n. 1

SOCIAL AND CREATIVE INNOVATION IN THE MEDITERRANEAN

Innovaton is playing an increasing role across European policies at all levels, especially within the Naconal and Regional Smart Specialisaton Strategies for the 2014-2020 programming period. 

A broader concept of innovation is also taking shape, which blends technological and industrial advances with new societal dynamics, instutional procedures, service models, and organisatonal forms.

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