The first of a three-part series of JOSEFIN Policy Maker Seminars was held on 22nd and 23rd September in Zielona Gora, Poland.
Regional officials and representatives of the financial and business support sector from 7 Baltic countries came together to discuss the opportunities and challenges in the development and implementation of innovative financial instruments. Among the 50 participants were officials from the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Women's Issues, the Ministry for Economics and European Affairs of Brandenburg, the Marshall Offices of the Provinces Lower Silesia, Lubuskie, Wielkopolskie and West Pomerania, the region of Dalarna as well as the Estonian, Lithuanian and Latvian Ministries of Economy.
The focus of the event was the exchange between the JOSEFIN partners and regional policy makers. The cooperation will play an important role in the implementation of innovative, regional financial instruments, which will facilitate bank financing for innovative projects and internationalisation activities of SMEs in the Baltic region. The officials expressed a supportive attitude towards JOSEFIN and discussed with the consortium how these instruments could be integrated in existing regional strategies for innovation and internationalisation in the Baltic Sea Region.
The presentations are obtainable below.
DG Enterprise and Industry has carried out a public consultation on the Commission's innovation policy from 18th September to 16th November 2009. On this occasion, several appreciable background documents revealing the Commission's innovation policy have been compiled.
Documents are obtainable here
Brochure and handbook
Over the last three years, financial institutions, business development agencies and regional...
open interview (in German)
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