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1 Valeria FASCIONE Regional Minister for Internationalization, Innovation and Startups Campania Region (Italy) MEETING WITH CAMBRIDGE JUDGE BUSINESS SCHOOL AND FEDERICO II UNIVERSITY OF NAPLES SEPTEMBER 13 th

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3 Campania Region GDP: 100 billions Euro Comparison with EU data: 75 billions Slovakia, Hungary 103 billions (source SRM on Istat) Export: around 9.5 billions Euro small manufacturing enterprises, of which 7,000 exporters. Population: 5,8 millions (60,6 Italy) According to the results of the Regional Innovation Scoreboard 2016, Campania has improved its innovation performance over the years. 3

4 Campania Innovation Ecosystem 7 universities, (6 public and one private) Over 12 thousand researchers and teachers, students 40 advanced research centres active in technology transfer and innovation services 7 High-Tech Districts and 21 public private laboratories operating in the regional strategic fields aerospace, biotechnology, health and agrifood, energy and environment, sustainable construction, smart communities, cultural heritage, new materials and nanotechnology, transport and logistics 25 structures to support entrepreneurship (incubators, science and technology parks, Fab lab, accelerators and service centers) Città della Scienza, one of the largest european Science & Business Centres 1 billion euro invested in Research and Innovation Policies (+Digital Agenda)

5 Campania in the italian context 1 in Italy for growth in Tourism (number of nights of stay +19%) 2 in Italy (after Lazio) for positive balance between discontinued and founded companies 5 in Italy for Number of Innovative Startups Investments in R&D 1.3% (in line with the Italian average) Growth of % Of researchers on employment (+ 32% from to 2016) 1 in southern italy fo number of Researchers on Total Workforce 1 in southern italy for Number of Patents 1 in southern italy for Number of Biotech Companies 1 in southern Italy for Contribution to Italian GDP 1 in southern Italy for Contribution to Italian Export 5

6 A new policy approach Human capital - talent (smart education, entrepreneurial culture / innovation, international promotion of talent); Open Innovation (technology challenges, demand for innovation, open source..); Manufacturing 4.0 (injection of innovation in traditional manufacturing, ) Digital Agenda (open data, big data, public wi-fi, collaborative platform etc) Contamination (startups, large companies, clusters, innovative aggregates, research centers, PA, etc ) National and international dimension (Clean Sky2, RegioTex, National Technology Clusters ) 6

7 Campania RIS3: Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation The strategy is based on policy priorities Matching between the most important productive sectors and key research and innovation areas Selection of technological domains particularly promising for smart growth l l l l involvement of stakeholders in the innovation process promotion of entrepreneurial discovery development of contexts favourable to the open innovation adoption of an international perspective 7

8 Campania RIS3: Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation Cross-cutting areas: Information and Communication Technology, New Materials Vertical sectors: Energy, Logistics Transports - Automotive, Aerospace, Environment and Security, Cultural Heritage and Tourism, Biotechnology - Health and Agribusiness And Blue-economy and Bio-economy Fashion System 8

9 New instruments OUR ROADMAP TO COMPETITIVENESS (80 millions for 2017) PROMOTION AND SCOUTING 2 millions euro FEASIBILITY STUDIES 5 millions euro INNOVATIVE STARTUPS 15 millions euro + 8 millions euro TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER 30 millions euro ALLIANCE FOR INNOVATION 5 millions euro Open Innovation Platform 20% of total funding reserved INVESTIMENT FOR INNOVATIONS 15 millions euro 9

10 Alliance for Innovation OPEN INNOVATION FRAMEWORK CALL FOR INNOVATION CHALLENGES (big players, great companies, high tech districts, public administration ) MATCHING PERFORMED BY INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM (PA, incubatori, acceleratori, advisors, esperti ) CALL FOR INNOVATION OFFERS (makers, innovative startups, spin-off and SMEs) INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND SOLUTIONS 10

11 Internationalization of Human Capital Support the internationalization of the regional human capital and talents, stimulating the international mobility of students, startupper and spin off. Erasmus Plus - Individual Mobility in Campania Mobility actions for Campania university students. Part of the resources is assigned to students with low family incomes. Erasmus startup in Campania Support Program for startuppers, spin off and potential entrepeneurs to get experience abroad, in incubators, accelerators, international academies and other startup support structures. Attraction of Foreign Students and Talents!! 11

12 Apple Academy On October the IOS App Development Academy was launched in Naples, to support the creation of future developers about 400 people per year - to join the Apple community. It s the first Apple Development Centre base in Europe. The Academy is run by a public-private partnership with Naples University Federico II. «Naples is considered a challenging reality for innovation» (Tim Cook) The Campania Region promotes the intervention through scholarships for participants who attend the Academy 1000 talents in 3 years 12

13 Campania Industry 4.0 Campania is among the first regions to adopt a law on industry 4.0 Main goals: Actions to boost investment and competitiveness Initiatives promoting innovative manufacturing OMI Officine Manifattura Innovativa (innovative manufacturing workshops) Smart factory technology platform Open Innovation Challenges Cultural and Creative Industries Developing new technological-oriented enterprises 13

14 Thanks for your attention! Tel

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