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Strategic Priority 2: Competitiveness/eEurope Key Activities

Lead regional partners

Complete by

Outcome and success criteria

Participation in eEurope initiatives

NW NODE

End 2003 and on going

Develop partnership and cross EU project(s) Influence EU programmes and policies to the benefit of NW region

Innovation and SME linkages to EU research programmes

NWDA

End 2003 and on going

Delivery of ‘Innovation’ Programmes across NW SMEs accessing EU programmes

Review of State Aids (linked both to this theme and Cohesion)

NWDA

2003

Input into review to support NW interest

NW participation in 6th Framework Programme, RDTI, Life Long Learning and Information Society Programmes

NWDA NW HEIs

End 2003 and on going

Linkages between cluster programme and 6th Framework Assessment of current state of play in relation to involvement of HEIs Development of linkages between EU and NW in these areas

Agreement to key policy focus vis-àvis EU enterprise policy and SMEs

NWDA NWBO

Q2 03

NW linkages to the TENS networks

NWRA NWDA GONW

End 03

NWDA

End 03

Identify Best Practice across EU, including benchmarking of NW against like regions

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Agreement to scope Links with other regional stakeholders, i.e. BLs, TPUK and Chambers Assessment of current state of play Lobby for inclusion in TENS networks as appropriate Complete benchmarking study if appropriate

a regional european framework for action

http://www.nwda.co.uk/pdf/EURFRAMEWORK  

http://www.nwda.co.uk/pdf/EURFRAMEWORK.pdf

http://www.nwda.co.uk/pdf/EURFRAMEWORK  

http://www.nwda.co.uk/pdf/EURFRAMEWORK.pdf

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