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: Interreg Europe 2021-2027 
  • Total budget: 1.41 million euros 
  • Regional Stakeholder Group: Into Seinäjoki, Järvi-Pohjanmaan Yrityspalvelu, Leader Kuudestaan, Leader Liiveri, Leader Suupohja, Sedu Vocational School, Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, South Ostrobothnia Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment, South Ostrobothnia Chamber of Commerce, South Ostrobothnia Work Integration for Immigrants Service (WIISE), University Consortium of Seinäjoki, and University of Vaasa

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 
In the framework of the CODIL project, we met in Galway, Ireland on 19-21 March 2024 to discuss topics such as operating in innovation ecosystems and business hubs.
Project Partners meeting at Seinäjoki in November 2023, to learn about innovating in distributed teams
Representatives from partners at the project kick-off meeting in Ljubljana, 16.5.2023

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Documents produced by the project

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