COVID-Disrupted Regional Innovation Ecosystems

  • Duration: 1st phase 1.3.2023–1.3.2026 and 2nd phase 1.3.2026–1.3.2027
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  • Lead Partner: University of Ljubljana, Slovenia 
  • Partners: Údarás na Gaeltachta (Ireland), West Romania Regional Development Agency (Romania), Regional Government of Cantabria (Spain), Laval Mayenne Technopole (France), and the Regional Council of South Ostrobothnia (Finland) 
  • Funding programme: InterregEurope2021-2027 
  • Total budget: 1.41 million euros 
  • Regional Stakeholder Group: Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, Sedu Vocational School, University Consortium of Seinäjoki, South Ostrobothnia Chamber of Commerce, Into Seinäjoki, Järvi-Pohjanmaan Yrityspalvelu, Soth Ostrobothnia Centre for Economic Development, Trainsport and the Environment, South Ostrobothnia Work Integration for Immigrants Service (WIISE), Leader Kuudestaan, Ledaer Liiveri, Leader Suupohja, Regional Council of South Ostrobothnia

The Project in Short

The goal of the CODIL project is to help regions update their innovation policy tools after the Corona virus, so that they successfully support emerging innovation in decentralized teams and its key factor, skilled and mobile knowledge workers. 
The main product of the project will be analyses on the regions, in the topics of:  

  • The region’s competence to utilize new technologies, such as artificial intelligence or cyber security
  • Location-based and social factors 
  • Financial incentives for knowledge workers and companies 
  • Targeted support for innovation activities in non-knowledge-intensive sectors 
Representatives from partners at the project kick-off meeting in Ljubljana, 16.5.2023