CCIC focuses on improving regional policies by enhancing innovation in the public sector and increasing collaboration between local and regional authorities, public entities and other stakeholders. CCIC considers four thematic areas with respect to identifying and surveying public sector innovation, and also a fifth, which is of a horizontal nature – innovation diffusion in regional blind-spots.
The first four reflect complex public sector challenges faced by all public authorities, and related to innovation, while the fifth provides for an integrative perspective but stems from a peculiar deficiency in innovation diffusion. On a regional level that results in geographically distinct areas where innovation is stifled and opportunities are disproportionately distributed.
These thematic areas will be translated into policy recommendations at the end of the project:
1. Innovative financial instruments
2. Public procurement and innovation
3. Publicly owned enterprises and innovation
4. Civil society inclusion in public innovation
5. Local/regional blind-spots (horizontal topic).
This sixth and last edition of the CCIC newsletter is focused on the fifth Thematic Group (TG) on ‘local/regional blind-spots’. In this newsletter we will explain what CCIC means when talking about this horizontal topic.
Furthermore, since this is the final CCIC newsletter, we will also provide you with some of the most successful results of the CCIC project, by showing some examples of how CCIC partners have transferred knowledge from another European city/region to theirs, and how this has been implemented or will be further elaborated in the (near) future.
One of the most important outputs of the CCIC project is the policy recommendation paper, which will also be presented in this issue.