Priority Axis 1: Promoting innovation capacities for a more competitive area

TO 1: Strengthening research, technological development and innovation.
IP 1b: Promoting business investment in R&I, developing links and synergies between enterprises, research and development centers and the higher education sector, in particular promoting investment in product and service development, technology transfer, social innovation, eco-innovation, public service applications, demand stimulation, networking, clusters and open innovation through smart specialization, and supporting technological and applied research, pilot lines, early product validation actions, advanced manufacturing capabilities and first production, in particular in key enabling technologies and diffusion of general purpose technologies .
SO 1.1: Strengthen the cooperation among key actors to promote the knowledge transfer and innovative activities in key sectors of the area.

Expected result
Increased cooperation among key actors of the innovation system, reinforced CB innovation clusters and durable networks in the key sectors of the eligible area, reflected on a tangible results level (jointly developed products and/or services).


In the framework of the Priority axis 1 there are financed 10 projects, of which 8 standard and 2 strategic projects, as listed below.

Standard projects financed in the framework of the Priority axis 1 - Investment Priority 1b: 8

TRANS-GLIOMA - New glioblastoma therapies via a translational cross-border research platform

FISH-AGRO TECH CBC - Agriculture/Fisheries: Cross-border investment and innovation

SUSGRAPE - Area Science Park

ARTE - Ecosystem for Advanced Regenerative Medicine Therapies

NUVOLAK2 - Innovative marketing tools for the global competitiveness of the SMEs in the cross-border area

BioApp - A trans-regional platform for the transfer of technological biopolymers from the research sector to the market

CAB - A cross-border business accelerator for Smart Specialisation Strategies

TRAIN - Big Data and disease models: a cross-border platform of validated kits for the biotech industry


Strategic projects financed in the framework of the Priority axis 1 - Investment Priority 1b: 2

NANO-REGION - Nano-Region: an open network for innovation through nanotechnologies 

DIVA- Development of ecosystems and innovation value chains: supporting cross-border innovation through Creative Industries - Strategic Theme 2 - Creative Industry