This working group promotes exchanges on innovation systems and influences the new research programmes, e.g. Horizon 2020
support the development of ‘next generation’ cities.
understand and review how innovation systems and processes are being implemented across the EU
Cities have a powerful story to tell about the potential of innovation to achieve and maintain growth, while also addressing common challenges such as climate change, decarbonisation, health, ageing, etc. .
Our working group on innovation focuses on the whole innovation system, in particular the role of local government in creating a supportive ‘ecosystem’ for technology, innovation, learning, and knowledge.
Through our working group, cities explore and exchange on the following topics:
understanding, monitoring, and strengthening city innovation systems
mobilising and orientating innovation to address common challenges
overcoming barriers to innovation
The working group will also influence 2014-2020 tools for innovation.
In collaboration with other working groups and forums, our working group on innovation monitors and influences EU policies (e.g. innovation union, digital agenda); strategic EU initiatives (such as future internet, smart cities); and, most importantly, EU instruments on research and innovation, such as Horizon 2020 funding programme.
It works together with the EU institutions and other EU networks and forums to provide cooperation and exchange opportunities for EUROCITIES members.
The working group identifies and highlights innovation strengths and excellences where synergies might be possible. It facilitates and encourages new partnerships, networks and transnational innovation projects and examines existing funding projects on innovation and other relevant research findings.
Members will produce a vision and roadmap report for EUROCITIES incorporating a number of case studies; identifying synergies across cities and common learning on topics of interest; and pinpointing barriers and opportunities for collaboration. A report on cities’ innovation systems in Europe will also be drafted.
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