The Regional Pole of Innovation of Western Macedonia (R.P.I.W.M.) was a network of regional actors from private and wider public sector that aimed to increase Western Macedonia’s technological and innovative records, to stimulate an environment of innovation and regional conscience in the main axis of Energy and increase the competitiveness of regional economy. All participated actors were organised in one and only priority, the technological and scientific area of energy, developing a critical mass of technological and innovative ideas, in order to become particularly competitive in national and international level.
The existing scientific and technological excellence in the sector of energy was and will be the main factor for strengthening the competitive place of Western Macedonia, in the international and regional environment. This network aimed at the improvement of collaboration of research activities, in order to accelerate new innovative products and services development and facilitate the required transfer of technology and models in the wider space of energy. Thus the main objective of the Regional Pole was the reinforcement of regional competitiveness, via the strengthening of collaborative research and targeted technological and innovative specific actions accross the Region.