The Best Practice Classes on Innovation Policy for Authorities
The Best Practice Classes on Innovation Policy (BPC) are a tailormade training for authorities to identify specific needs and bottlenecks in their region or country. In close cooperation with the authorities of the relevant country, the objective of this training is to support regional or national authorities to better understand obstacles and opportunities in developing effective innovation policies on European and national/regional levels. Trainers from mainly EIT RIS countries but also from institutions such as the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) were invited to speak about strategies and best practices to overcome challenges on innovation policies in their countries, at the first edition of the BPC in 2021. On the other hand, a holistic approach on the term “innovation /and innovation policy” was followed and different angles for the improvement of innovation policies, starting with strategies and methodologies on topics such as funding instruments, digitalisation and green technologies were covered.