Denmark Study Visit
In June 2017, P2L2-Public Policy Living Lab project Partners met in Aarhus the framework of a Study Visit hosted by the Danish Agency for Institutions and Educational Grants (DAEG) and the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science. During these days, project partners from Bremen (DE), Nouvelle Aquitaine (FR), Podkarpackie (PL), Piemonte (IT), Denmark and Lithuania had the opportunity to meet Danish stakeholders involved in the definition of the RIS3 strategy and beneficiaries of the Danish policy instrument addressed in the project (The Danish Cluster and Network Strategy). In addition, the project partners met representatives of the Danish Innovation Cluster for Production (Inno-Pro), Danish Materials Network (DMN), Danish Technological Institute (DTI), Nanoscience Center (Aarhus University) and industrial representatives (Advance Nonwoven, TERMA and LEGO Sustainable Materials Center) active in advanced materials sector.
During two and a half days of intensive exchange, the partners identified good practices to become a benchmark inspiring policy improvements in the participating regions. After the study visit, visiting partners will process all the information received, provide input to the hosting partners case study for making real policy learning exchange happen
The Public Policy Living Lab (P2L2) project supports countries and regions invested in the field of advanced materials by introducing or improving local policy to support innovation in this field.
Vilnius Study Visit
In April 2017, P2L2-Public Policy Living Lab project Partners met in Vilnius the framework of a Study Visit hosted by the Research and Higher Education Monitoring and Analysis Centre (MOSTA) and the Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA). During these days, project partners from Bremen (DE), Nouvelle Aquitaine (FR), Podkarpackie (PL), Piemonte (IT), Denmark and Lithuania had the opportunity of sharing policy learning experiences around the Lithuanian Smart Specialization Strategy, their Operational Programme (2014-2020) and a concrete policy instrument (The Innovoucher).
During two and a half days of intensive exchange, the partners identified good practices to become a benchmark inspiring policy improvements in the participating regions. In addition, the project met representatives of policy makers and responsible organizations for the implementation of research and innovation strategies (agencies MITA and MOSTA), research (NIVC, FTMC, Naglis) and industrial representatives (Altechna, FTMC, EKSPLA, ELINTA) active in priority sectors like photonics or new materials from different innovation valleys.
After the study visit, visiting partners will process all the information received, provide input to the hosting partners for making real policy learning exchange happen.
Podkarpackie Study Visit
In November 2016, partners and stakeholders of the P2L2 project met in Rzeszów, Poland to discuss the status of the project, plan future activities and learn about the polish policy instruments. The meeting is part of a series of study visits to various partner locations across Europe.
Participants exchanged experiences on the Podkarpackie RIS 3 policy instrument with representatives of the regional ecosystems like the Aviation Valley Association and the Rzeszow Innovation Agency, one of the biggest clusters in Poland. The hosting partners offered a comprehensive overview on the best regional practices. The Podkarpackie Innovation Council and the Aviation Valley explained their connection with the regional strategy for advanced materials.
Partners visited research and production facilities of important players of the aviation valley like Pratt & Whitney, Sikorsky a Lockheed Martin Company, the laboratories of the Rzeszow Technical University, Podkarpackie Science and Technology Park “AEROPOLIS” and a vocational training center that builds capacities and talent for the regional economy.