The basic document for the work is the EU2020 strategy which states that the greatest challenge for the EU and its member states is to establish a more strategic approach to innovation. This is in response to global challenges, major demographic changes and increased global competition.
By means of regional, national and international collaboration, Skåne can develop into an attractive international innovation environment. The foundation of the strategy is substantial investment in reinforcing Skåne’s innovation culture and capacity. A culture which grows out of the creativity, openness and diversity that we have in Skåne today.
Among other things, the focus should be on supporting skills development within the innovation areas where Skåne has the greatest potential to stimulate real innovation. Examples of such areas are personal health and smart and sustainable towns/regions.
The development of knowledge-based, open innovation arenas also plays a key role in the strategy. Examples of such innovation arenas can be in material science, media, mobile communications, tourism, logistics, packaging, cleantech, city training and life science.
The international innovation strategy that the Research and Innovation Council (FIRS) and Soundingboard Innovation in Skåne (SIS) have endorsed is also one of the common bases for an upcoming research and innovation proposal and the OECD study conducted in Skåne in 2011-2012.
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