The project is co-funded by European Union
and by National Funds of Greece & Albania
under the IPA Cross-Border PROGRAMME
"Greece - Albania 2007-2013"


InnoPolis Organization

innopolisInterregional Centre for Inter-Regional Innovation & Competitiveness

InnoPolis' vision is to promote a holistic sustainable approach of innovation - both technological and social, in harmony with cultural values for the benefit of EU

integration and Regional competitiveness.


Innovation may be defined as: the art and science of transforming something – be it an idea, a method or an object – that already exists into something new of value and is characterized by the use of new knowledge in order that such a new product or service or method be offered to people around the world (economy, market and society).

InnoPolis’vision is to promote a holistic sustainable approach of innovation - both technological and social, in harmony with cultural values predominant in the different communities, societal groups and regions of the world.

Mission/ Aims

InnoPolismission is characterized by the continuous pursuit of actions related to inter-regional innovation taking into account the cultural dimension.

ThereforeInnoPolis aims are:

  •     To act as a catalyst and promote collaboration among different innovation policies/approaches/national systems/programmes etc. and relevant authorities and organizations with a view to establish synergetic activities at all levels and spaces: local, national, transnational, regional, supranational, worldwide.
  •     To promote Research and Technological Development initiatives and undertake and participate in studies and research and deployment activities on technological and social innovation with particular concern on their cultural impact.
  •     To develop a space-platform for dialogue on competitiveness and innovation and societal values among different stakeholders – including governments, private sector and civil society at all different levels
  •     To promote participation of organizations dealing with cultural identity and diversity in innovation priority setting and undertake development and diffusion of innovative solutions in different economic sectors
  •     To develop and disseminate innovative tools and methods in relation to different application areas with emphasis on sustainable development and cultural tourism
  •     To contribute to the inter-cultural dialogue in Europe and at global level and promote adoption of innovative approaches towards establishment of a knowledge equitable society.
  •     To promote participation of non-profit civil society organizations dealing with diverse scientific domains including their cultural expressions & cross thematic Multicultural dialogue in the decision making process about innovation policy for the benefit of their respective regions and EU integration.
  •     To develop and implement awareness raising, education and training initiatives on above priorities


Innovation and Culture activities are structured around a number of main strands according to their focus and level of intervention: local, national, transnational, regional, interregional, supranational, worldwide.

Innovation related activities

These are designed and deployed around the following main pillars:

Innovation policy for Regional Competitiveness

  •     Innovation Awareness Raising
  •     Innovation Education and Training
  •     Innovation Projects / Networks

Innovation, ICT and cross thematic dialogue & culture

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