Discussing the success factors on how innovation systems can better address the Participation to the European Research Area

By benchmarking against the international competitors, Europe as a whole needs to significantly advance in research and innovation performance in order to make the European Union the most dynamic and competitive knowledge-based economy, as the Europe 2020 Strategy strives for. There are countries lagging behind concerning the effectiveness of exploiting EU funded programmes in the field of R&D&I. The obstacles can be sought among local conditions, resources and assets faceting a specific system.
Thanks to the extensive policy learning exercise to identify barriers and potential gaps, the MIRRIS initiative today is able to provide a portfolio of suitable intervention schemes for EU Member countries (with a special focus on the 13 MIRRIS target countries including Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia). This webinar will summarize main findings on personal/motivational, structural and organizational barriers encountered in the countries to take part in EU Research Programmes, present common challenges for the implementation of a roadmap to overcome the same and share the MIRRIS methodology to give advice to partner countries by offering a forum discussion on the success factors to find solutions and monitor their impact. Thanks to the participation of MIRRIS Coordinator, META Group concrete examples of suggested activities will be shown in detail to disseminate the methodology that the MIRRIS project adopted to identify priorities for the countries allowing to strengthen strategic partnerships with European Universities and other stakeholders, participate in the lessons-learned discussions and be briefed about the MIRRIS Coaching activities that will be made available to the 13 MIRRIS target countries in the next months. Your participation to this webinar will allow you to get access to a wide range of precious insights from the policy dialogues organized in the 13 MIRRIS target countries and benefit from the SWOT analysis results as well as from the mutual learning experience among key stakeholders, namely research, innovation and institutional actors from all over Europe. The Q&A session might also be a perfect occasion to discuss your ideas about an action plan for your country (if not part of the 13 MIRRIS target countries) and take advantage from already validated lessons learnt for a successful up take to make the difference in Europe and abroad.

Data: October, 22, 2015 | 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. - CEST

Relator: Mr. Andrea Di Anselmo

President & Founding Member of META Group, Italy

Andrea Di Anselmo is a founding member and Vice-President of META Group and has the key role regarding the Business Unit Economic Development, as a Senior Consultant. Taking in consideration his professional experience and key areas of expertise, Andrea Di Anselmo focuses on innovation and Regional policy, representing META on all the major assignments. Mr. Di Anselmo supervises implementation of assignments and interacts with clients as project director and helps promote the company within international associations and bodies, bringing a high level contribution through his activities as Senior Expert. Also an active Member of the Board of Directors in several organizations, such as ISRIM (Research Institute dealing with Advanced Materials), TI (European Association for Innovation and Technology Transfer), Sviluppumbria (the RDA of the Umbria Region) and IBAN (Italian Business Angels Network), Mr. Di Anselmo expertise is a strong asset in the field of innovation support and services, company creation and access to early stage finance.