Creation of a “Scientific network of excellence” in the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region among universities, public research bodies and international research bodies to reinforce the capacity for action, attractiveness and competitiveness at a national and international level of the institutions


Support for the development of international agreements, cooperation agreements and projects in the sectors of research and innovation, which involve the institutions belonging to the scientific network of excellence, first of all inside the strategy areas of the European Union for the Alpine Region (EUSALP) and of the European Union Strategy for the Adriatic - Ionian Region (EUSAIR)


From a strategic perspective to enhance collaboration at the European and international level regarding research, innovation and technological transfer, the Regional Administration continues with implementation of the Agreement (MoU) signed in 2017, which has a five-year duration, with the DG - Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, supporting European policies, contributing to the decision-making process through research and scientific investigation. The Agreement is a framework tool enabling the promotion and facilitation of further operational agreements between institutions belonging to the regional Scientific and Innovation System and the JRC for the development of joint initiatives that also bring benefits for the region.
Specifically, in line with the previous programme, project activities set out in the Agreement that comes to an end in 2022 continue, whilst at the same time a new renewed tool for collaboration is defined with the JRC through a specific Letter of Intent (LoI), with a wide range of actions to promote regional scientific institutions, in a strategic approach to strengthen collaboration at the European and international level regarding research, innovation and technological transfer, to the benefit of the regional research and innovation system.

•    Organisation in November 2021 of the joint event “SMART SPECIALIZATION & TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER: THE EXPERIENCE OF THE FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA (FVG) REGION”, with collaboration of JRC and the Regional Authority of FVG in the context of the conference “Strengthening Technology Transfer in Europe”, organised by the JRC and Area Science Park for 17, 18 and 19 November 2021.

The workshop saw presentation of the regional Smart Specialisation strategy (S3) with specific reference to measures to overcome innovation bottlenecks, also in terms of the digital and green transition. There was a specific focus on the two strategic and systemic actions aimed at creating an effective innovation ecosystem: SiS FVG and the Argo System project, to conclude with an overview of the experience regarding regional cooperation for technological transfer and the promotion of innovation with a transnational perspective, led by the Central European Initiative (CEI).

•    Definition, signing and implementation of a Letter of Intent between the FVG Regional Authority and the JRC


Regional Authority and SiS FVG Institutions

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  • Enhance the internationalisation capabilities of the regional Scientific and Innovation System and increase active international collaboration
  • Foster collaboration between the Regional Authority and stakeholders (Research Bodies)
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