Regions of Knowledge
The Regions of Knowledge theme of the Capacities programme of FP7 is specifically aimed at strengthening the research potential of European regions through supporting regional research-driven clusters; bringing together universities, research centres, enterprises and regional authorities.
Support actions will enable European regions to bolster capacity to invest in and carry out research activities; intensifying the role of research and technological development (RTD) in economic development and to enable European regions to provide investment in research-driven clusters at a local and regional level. A total of €126 million has been allocated for Regions of Knowledge over the duration of FP7.
Activity will be implemented through Coordination and Support Actions, including:
- Analysis, development and implementation of research agendas for regional or cross-border clusters.
- Mentoring of regions with less-developed research profiles by highly developed ones.
- Initiatives to improve integration.
- Dissemination activity – conferences, workshops, publications and web based initiatives.
Participants are expected to be single research-driven clusters or consortia of regional research-driven clusters that have multinational partnership.
Useful Documents and Presentations
Other Regional Activity
Links to South East Regional Assembly and BMW Regional Assembly home pages.