Action Group 1: to develop an effective research and innovation ecosystem

The Action Group 1 formulates the following objectives:

  • Identification of the key strategic sectors where cooperation in R&I can impact either in economic or societal terms
  • Mapping of existing clusters, competence centres related to the economic and academic landscape in the Region
  • Mapping and matching of specific value chains and capabilities related to key areas of competence related to national/regional smart specialisation strategies
  • Working towards joint pilots with industry participation in areas of smart specialisation to demonstrate opportunities for scaling up innovations for co-creating joint value chains
  • Further coordinating efforts between the Alpine countries and JRC activities
  • Enhanced capacity building of research institutions, networks and infrastructure with an Alpine Region dimension
  • Taking into consideration existing international research / innovation coordination activities of EUSALP

The indicators show the general spatial patterns of the Alpine region: A general high level of research and development, characterised by clear spatial concentrations and trends.