The purpose of the evaluation conducted by the Institute of Baltic Studies is to evaluate the effectiveness of the national Kristjan Jaak scholarship program on the basis of grants awarded during the 2006/2007 to 2010/2011 academic years.
Estonian Regional Innovation Strategy
Estonian Regional Innovation Strategy (ERIS) was a project financed from Regional Innovation Strategies in AC initiative of the European Commission.
The project consortium consisted of Tallinn Technology Park Development Foundation which acts as a coordinator and represents North-Estonia, Narva Business Advisory Services Foundation, which represents East-Estonia, University of Tartu Pärnu College, which represents West-Estonia, Institute of Baltic Studies from Estonia, Culminatum from Finland, Hamburg Innovation from Germany and Forfas from Ireland.
The proposal had the following specific operational objectives:
- Building a regional consensus among main actors of innovation in target regions
- Raising public awareness both at regional and national level about the key role of innovation in regional economic development
- Identifying and analysing the needs of regional enterprises with special attention to the needs of SMEs
- Analysing the regional supply of innovation and innovation support
- Preparing a strategic framework and 3 regional innovation action plans
- Implementing regional innovation pilot actions
- Setting up a regional innovation monitoring and assessment system
- Promoting the interregional cooperation with the other regions in Europe
The project covered three Estonian regions: West-Estonia, North-Estonia and East- Estonia with total population of more than 1 000 000 inhabitants and with area of more than 30 000 square kilometres.
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