- Technological: fostering innovation and opportunities for added value in both products and processes within the regions involved, boosting business opportunities and research;
- Organisational: developing the structures to support Regional Innovation Systems involving a close partnership with the key national and regional actors concerned in order to develop the value chain in the regions participating, from production to distribution, looking for opportunities for growth through cooperation;
- Regional: developing capacities in the participating regions for decentralized action in cooperation with the national authorities concerned.
Regions taking part in the programme will be supported in the generation of a Regional Innovation Strategy identifying priority areas for innovation. Participants will be expected to engage the different innovation actors (especially the private sector) in a multi-stakeholder approach in the conception and implementation of the strategy and its agreed priorities.