BRIDGES (Bridging competence infrastructure gaps and speeding up growth and jobs delivery in regions) is a new interregional project, in which Kainuun Etu Ltd. is a partner, approved under the first call for proposals of the Interreg Europe cooperation programme, financed by the European Union's Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for 2014 -2020.
The project was initiated in December 2014 and has become a part of a debate between regions on facing challenges deriving from the effectiveness of their RIS3 implementation
Importance of project for Kainuu
BRIDGES project is important for Kainuu for four reasons:
The overall objective of the BRIDGES project is to significantly improve the RIS3 implementation governance and the delivery of Structural Funds.
BRIDGES project strives to improve RIS3 implementation in all partner regions. Among the priorities are excellence-based bio-economy investments, interregional cooperation between RIS3 bio-economy industries and research infrastructures, and improvement of RIS3 implementation intermediaries as industry-led centres of competence.
9 institutions from 7 European regions will work together in BRIDGES.
The project partners are:
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Interreg Europe: PGI 00040 BRIDGES
1.4.2016 - 31.3.2021
1 978 468€ERDF 85%Other funding 15%
Interreg Europe -programme
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