The EU’s objective is to dovetail regional, research and innovation policy measures and thus to enhance their impact. North Rhine-Westphalia is the first European region to have launched a project specifically to this purpose - Brückenbildung NRW.
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Pre-commercial Procurement (PCP) and Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions (PPI) are instruments used by the EU to encourage the public sector to invest more money in innovative products and thus achieve a leverage effect on EU funding in the area of research and innovation. > read more