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Objectives to achieve

The projects overall objective is to improve the effectiveness of regional development policies in the area of innovation and cluster policies for the chemical sector by means of interregional cooperation and exchange of best-practice.

Sub-objectives are

  1. Improve the rate of innovation capacity in the chemical regions by transfer of 15 best practices and by benchmarking the regional performance in a European context,
  2. Supporting the chemical industry in Europe in the years ahead by an improved "know how" of public policy actors in the chemical regions on innovation and cluster development,
  3. Develop new innovation concepts and strategies with the mainstream SF,
  4. Improve the efficiency of regionally based R&D and innovation and cluster initiatives in the chemical regions, and improving 10 regional policies in the area,
  5. Creating new or strengthening existing clusters towards R&D and innovation in and between the chemical regions.

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The Interregional Cooperation Programme INTERREG IVC , financed by the European Union's Regional Development Fund, helps Regions of Europe work together to share experience and good practice in the areas of innovation, the knowledge economy, the environment and risk prevention . EUR 302 million is available for project funding but, more than that, a wealth of knowledge and potential solutions are also on hand for regional policy-makers.

INTERREG IVC European Regional Development Fund