Speech at the final RAINOVA conference in San Sebastian, December 2014

Final conference for the RAINOVA project aimed to generate innovative outcomes in VET field. The Final Conference took place on 11th December 2014 at the Aquarium Conference Room in San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa.

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Vocational training centres and, in general, most small and medium-sized companies do not have tools or systems that enable them to manage innovation effectively. Their management systems are geared more towards tackling the tasks that represent their day-to-day work rather than creating time and resources for forward planning to enable them to work on innovative projects.Responding to this widely recognised systemic deficit, the headline aim of the RAINOVA project is to encourage the development of innovation systems for the regions represented by the project partners.

Sponsored by the European Commission, the RAINOVA project has:
▪ Established interlinked Regional Innovation Networks, bringing together key European actors involved in innovation and knowledge transfer in order to meet the objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy.
▪ Created an Innovation Management Model, providing both a climate and culture for effective transfer of knowledge.
▪ Initiated Innovation Observatories, providing the necessary support for the members both to promote new innovations and benefit from them, as well as a management process for developing and exploiting the results of innovation projects, which helps to make demand-led more flexible VET systems.


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RAINOVA – encourage the development of innovation systems – European Commission, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)- funded Centralized Actions

IKASLAN Gipuzkoa, Basque Country, Spain

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