Mediterranean Regions have been characterized by a low number of High Tech Enterprises and Science & Technology Parks, often lacking communication and effective collaboration, due to the sea barrier and the lack of networks.
ARCHINET Project - Mediterranean Association of Science & Technology Parks was an INTERREG IIIB project, which aimed to create a network among existing innovation parks and agencies, based on the synergistic potential of mutual exchange of information, tools, expertise and technologies. Its’ focus was to establish and facilitate a common understanding on the importance of the link between innovation and entrepreneurship. This was achieved through building a concrete relationship among all key players in order to increase the competitiveness of the territories. A permanent Network of Science Parks (MEDASTEP) was established within the ARCHIMED area (East Mediterranean), with the aim to be expanded to the whole Mediterranean area.