THE PROJECT - DESCRIPTION
The Lisbon Summit, led by The European Union member states threw down the challenge to convert Europe into the most advanced Knowledge-based economy in the world by 2010, for this reason, the creation of a unique space for innovation, education and research has been committed, and an ambitious entrepreneurial promotion programme has been launched.
All these challenges include a major effort for Universities and University-Industry collaboration, particularly in the regional area.
The objectives of RUISNET are defined in the following aspects:
- Improve, value and promote the recognition of the importance of university-company relations within the European regional framework.
- Take advantage of accumulated knowledge (RIS/RITTS projects developed by the DG of Regional Policy of the European Commission) within the regional framework
- Identify the good practices that have an impact on regional development in the 3 sectors selected for development: Innovation, SMEs and Territory; Training and the Labour Market;
Entrepreneurship and technology-based companies.
- Create a forum in which to share a common outlook within the European scope, with a strong participation and generalised dissemination of models and systems, in order to exploit the potential of university-company relations in regional development, and create the Association required to ensure the project’s continuity with a large number of associates.