Danube-INCO.NET — Advancing Research and Innovation in the Danube Region

Project Structure & Activities

Project Structure & Activities

The project is structured in seven workpackages, which are focussed on the following activities:

WP1. Project Coordination

  1. organises management meetings, face-to-face as well as virtual, management reports, templates for sound financial and administrative management and procedures for quality assurance (WP1: Project Management)

WP2. Supporting policy dialogue and Co-operation Platforms

  1. Danube-INCO.NET organises and supports working-groups of the Priority Areas 7 and 8 and a cross-fertilising PA7/PA8 working group
  2. maps key stakeholders in the region and co-organises events and exchange information with them while prividing recommendations on possible synergies identified
  3. supports workshops to enhance the policy dialogue and implementation of European Research Area and the Innovation Union particularly in non-EU Member States

WP3. Addressing Societal Challenges

  1. Following the call for INCO projects, Danube-INCO.NET also addresses selected societal challenges: renewable energies and the bioeconomy, e.g. providing an online directory and database and bring together organisations to exchange information in networking meetings, cluster formation;
  2. Danube-INCO.NET aims to support to the “Environment and Energy” working group of PA8 exploring possibilities towards concrete pilots, e.g. either the establishment of a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC), cooperation with the relevant European Technology Platforms (ETP) or Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KIC) of the European Institute of Technology (EIT) and implementation thereof in the form of pilot actions to be selected;
  3. implements a major Triple Helix conference and two brokerage events Networking4Innovation

WP4. Analysing R&I Cooperation

  1. Danube-INCO.NET conducts analyses and provides studies on co-publication and co-patenting activities in the Danube Region as well as a documentation and analysis of running projects;
  2. analysis and study on the barriers to cooperation including recommendations to overcome them;
  3. and peer review studies about the policy mix supporting research and innovation in the less competitive Danube sub-Regions

WP5. Strengthening Co-operation

  1. Danube-INCO.NET conducts workshops and peer reviews on smart specialisation strategies (S3) in the Danube Region and improves the scientific background for the development and implementation of S3 through a conference;
  2. documents and shares experiences in the implementation of technology transfer centres and trainings for the implementation of a Danube Technology Transfer Centre;
  3. identifies and steers project proposals for the objectives of the Danube Strategy and provides “labelling” for most suitable proposal outlines

WP6. Joint Funding

  1. Danube-INCO.NET supports meetings of a network of funding parties in the region, discussing joint activities;
  2. supports the development of the DRRIF discussions to scaling up joint funding mechanisms and explores possibilities for a possible fund;
  3. and supports the establishment of a Funding Coordination Network in close cooperation with the DRRIF Working Group.

WP7. Public Relations and Dissemination

  1. sets up and implements a sound communication platform, coordinates dissemination activities and promotes research and innovation and exchange of good practices in the Danube Region. Outputs are for instance: e-mail newsletters,information on social media;etc.
  2. develops and maintains the website www.danube-inco.net


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