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The Western Greece Region and the University of Patras host the fifth study visit of the project

The fifth InCompass project's study visit took place on 4th, 5th and 6th of June 2013 in the city of Patras, Greece. The study visit was co-organized by two project partners: the Western Greece Region and the University of Patras. During their three days stay, the 19 attendants had the opportunity to visit three incubator units, Patras Science Park, Patras InnoHub and Patras Carnival Lab.

The 2nd meeting of the European Project SIVA took place in Vienna

On 4 and 5 April in Vienna, the second meeting of the European Programme SIVA was held, in which PED of Western Macedonia is leading a partnership eleven (11) members from Southeast Europe, among which the University of Patras. The meeting was organized by Vienna University of Technology. It was assessed that the SIVA project entitled "South East Europe improved virtual accessibility through joint initiatives facilitating the rollout of broadband networks" has satisfactory pace of implementation and lies within the initial objectives.

InCompass partners visit Sweden and Denmark for the third study visit of the project

The third study visit of the InCompass project took place on the 28th, 29th and 30th of November 2012 and was organized and hosted by project partner Tillväxtverket. All partners got to visit and share information from several different initiatives and the project group was very positive to the visit.

Milan, the capital of fashion and design, hosts the second study visit of the Incompass Project

The Province of Milan and BIC La Fucina hosted the second study visit of the European project InCompass (Regional Policy Improvement for financially sustainable Creative Incubator Units) financed by the Interreg IV C Programme. The 15 project partners came to Milan to meet the players of the incubation experiences in the field of cultural and creative businesses with the aim of identifying good practices of financial sustainability.

City of Rotterdam hosts InCompass Project's first study visit

The first InCompass project's study visit took place on 2 and 3 May in the city of Rotterdam. Organized and hosted by the project partner of Delft University of Technology, the partners attending had the opportunity to identify and discuss best practices and models of management regarding the self‐sustainability of incubators in creative industries in two referenced centers in Rotterdam – the Creative Factory and RDM Campus.

InCompass project-Kick-off Conference launched in Dundee

The project Regional Policy Improvement for Financially Sustainable Creative Incubator Units (InCompass project) held its kick‐off conference on 22‐23 February 2012 in Dundee, Scotland. The meeting counted with the participation of the core project consortium, consisting of 15 partners from 12 European countries: Scotland, Spain, Netherlands, Lithuania, Greece, Slovakia, Italy, England, Portugal, Sweden, Hungary and Bulgaria.

Kick-off meeting of the SIVA project

The kick-off meeting of the European project SIVA, which is funded by the South East Europe Transnational Cooperation Programme, took place in Kozani on the 27th and 28th of November 2012. Lead partner of the project is the Regional Association of Local Governments of Western Macedonia, while the consortium consists of eleven (11) partners from southeastern Europe, among which the University of Patras. The project is entitled: "South East Europe improved virtual accessibility through joint initiatives facilitating the rollout of broadband networks".

SIVA project approved under conditions

RU6 announces that the project with title "South East Europe improved virtual accessibility through joint initiatives facilitating the rollout of broadband networks - SIVA" has been approved for funding under conditions by the SEE programme.

SIVA project aims to contribute to the improvement of the accessibility of SEE territories through broadband services, as substitute for and supplementing physical accessibility and thus to the narrowing the digital gap in South East Europe.

The planned activities of the project include:

InCompass - 1st Greek Regional Implementation Group meeting

The 1st meeting of the Greek Regional Implementation Group (RIG) of the InCompass project took place on the 11th of July, 2012 at the premises of Chamber of Achaia. Eleven regional stakeholders participated, each having different orientation and positioning in the context of the necessity, in policy terms, for the Region of Western Greece (i) to prioritise the support of the creation of new high-tech innovative companies in its policy agenda and (ii) design and implement corresponding policies.

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