European project DanuBalt
Novel Approaches in Tackling the Health Innovation and Research Divide in the Danube and Baltic Sea Region
DanuBalt explored novel pathways and integrated already proven approaches in addressing the divide between less performing RDI regions and lead innovating regions between and within the Danube and the Baltic Sea region. The partners of the H2020 project improved the innovation capacity of the two macro regions and promoted efficient exploitation of synergies. They also wanted to better coordinate the use of structural funds in combination with H2020.
The project with partners from six countries has been coordinated by Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum.
DanuBalt activities included:
- examination of current health research activities in the less performing RDI regions in the Danube and Baltic Sea region, looking into determinants influencing the health R&I performance
- identifcation and definition of health niche markets with regional unique selling points promoting partnerships with high performing regions and definition of own regional or converging strategic research agendas
- identifcation of common patterns and individual differences within the regions in order to suggest recommendations and develop action plans
- implementation of transnational pilot activities to increase investments in health research and innovation projects
- shared tools and services with the objective to improve the economic impact
Participating Countries: Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Romania, U. K.
Project Duration: 01/2015 – 12/2016