BRIDGES project is about challenges that regions face, deriving from the eﬀectiveness of their RIS3 implementation. The challenges addressed in BRIDGES are:
RIS3 is about innovation-based growth in regions. It builds on relatedness, embeddedness, and critical mass. While innovation leader regions are endowed –at least for the most part, with all three conditions, other types of regions lack one or more. Moreover, innovation leader regions might suﬀer from lock-ins not allowing their research to be fully valorised. With this background, BRIDGES makes two hypotheses:
by adopting advanced processes & seeking required knowledge where it exists, provided absorptiveness capacity is ensured.
by diﬀusing their by diﬀusing their research & innovation solutions, leading to more income and possible new ﬁelds of research.
ACTION PLANS ARE IMPLEMENTED, MONITORED AND EVALUATED.
RIS3 of all partner regions
Number of enterprises cooperating with research institutions