The A-RING (Alpine Research and Innovation Capacity Governance) project ended on 30 June 2022, but its extensive work towards the harmonization of a multilevel governance in the Alpine Region has been contributing to create key conditions to better exploit synergies between strategic sectors and R&I actors.
It produced instruments to overcome #regional challenges, matching specific value chains and capabilities related to different areas of competence in S3/RIS and enhancing capacity building of Alpine Region Public Authorities.
In particular, the project delivered the following documents:
- A Blueprint for for the Alpine Region Research and Innovation Agenda, a strategic element to ensure strong focus in R&I strategic positioning, defining a unique approach with prioritization of R&I topics of Alpine relevance through participatory approach ensuring ownership, on which transnational synergic and complementary collaboration across triple helix has to be activated.
- Policy Briefs as an implementation tool to anticipate and fast track the regulations for joint S3 approach. This document, based on pilot testing in A-RING, is able to guide Public Authorities in activation of a transnational governance with recommendations on policy options and collaborative steps in formulating and influencing a common S3.
- An Alpine R&I Chart, as supportive tool for set up of the Alpine cooperation structure using an interdisciplinary approach and supporting multilevel governance.
For more details about A-RING project outputs, download digital publications and go through the materials available on the project website: https://www.alpine-space.org/projects/a-ring/en/home
METREX was an Observer on this Interreg project and was active through our member Regione Lombardia. The project was led by Università degli Studi di Milano. Find out more here: https://www.alpine-space.org/projects/a-ring/en/home