The 2011 edition of the Regional Innovation prize was awarded in Ponta Delgada, Açores (P) on the 25 November 2011 to the project “Promoter of Innovation” presented by the region of Wielkopolska (PL). This initiative aimed at providing capital, legal advice, technical know-how and other services to facilitate the development of knowledge-based SMEs. President of the European Commission José Manuel Durão Barroso gave a speech during the ceremony.
“This year’s edition of the Regional Innovation Award is of particular importance as it will address the issue of Circular Economy. We look forward to promoting regional initiatives in this area, showing once again that regions are motors of economic growth and on the starting blocks in terms of developing policies and actions in new fields” Dr Hande Özsan Bozatli, AER President
Since 2006, the RIA aims at honouring European Regional Authorities’ actions which have stimulated, fostered and implemented innovation in their territory.
The RIA 2016 edition targets projects on the circular economy. The deadline for sending applications for the call is 15 June 2016 and the award ceremony will take place in Brussels (BE) on 1 December 2016.
Apply today for the 2016 award to promote your region’s action.