The aim of all those Regional Innovation Strategy projects was to analyze the needs and opportunities for innovation within the territories of interest, in order to develop a strategy, to promote and strengthen innovation and enhance technology transfer. Through the project implementation, there were developed specific action plans with a list of pilot actions, which identified necessary funding and relevant stakeholders for fostering innovation.
All the Regional Operational Programmes of the Regions undertaken this RIS exercises, have been greatly influenced by their outcomes. Materlab and its staff have been participated as external consultants to various RIS initiatives namely:
- Thessaly, Sterea Ellada, Peloponnese, Epirus, Western Macedonia, Central Macedonia, Grete, Ionian Islands, Aegean Islands,
- North-East Bulgaria, Central-South Bulgaria, Sofia & South West Bulgaria and
- South Central Romania.