SMEs Go Global Networks subproject, under the Sustainable Management and Actions to Promote Regional Transition (SMART) INTERREG IVC project, supported the implementation of a broader concept for the creation of a Global Innovation Network of clusters within the regions. Through this network, economic development of regions with emerging strengths in the life sciences sectors was being enhanced, by sharing assets, best practices and intellectual property. The target was to better compete with first-tier life science regions by stimulating investment, from the creation and expansion to the location of life science businesses, through increased research, bundled technologies and improved licensing opportunities for technologies already developed within the member regions.
Project results created a strong structural basis for innovation collaboration, which aimed to attract other bio-regions / life science clusters to join and collaborate. Dissemination activity focused on showcasing the power of networking innovation, aiming at bringing new partners to the Global Initiative Network (GIN).