The innovation priority addresses key socio-economic challenges and needs within central Europe that are related to smart growth as defined in the Europe 2020 Strategy. It aims at more effective investment in research, innovation and education. The projects funded under this priority help strengthening potentials of technology-oriented areas that are destinations of foreign investments and capital flows, notably through better linking actors of innovation systems. They also address regional disparities in knowledge and education such as brain drain, and strengthen capacities and competences for entrepreneurship and social innovation, also responding to challenges related to demographic change.
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The second Playpark Bratislava period culminated in the regional finals in Bratislava on 5th September. The event was held at the National Business Center which is part of the Slovak Business Agency. Regional finals of start-up competition brought a fight of 10 start-ups for European finals in Venice.
This year’s winners of the competition were announced on 09 November at the awards ceremony in Brussels. The competition, initiated by the European Commission, awards outstanding projects that develop and showcase social innovations and entrepreneurial ideas across Europe.
The funding programme CENTRAL EUROPE 2007-13 was our predecessor. More than 1.300 public institutions and private businesses closely
cooperated in 124 transnational projects for the benefit of our regions. Take a look at what Interreg achieved already back then:
To find out more about projects and beneficiaries of other cross-border, transnational and interregional cooperation programmes within the European Union visit the KEEP database