Service Innovation: Call for the expression of interest to select six model demonstrator regions

23 MARCH 2012

The Support for Industrial Innovation Unit at the European Commission's Enterprise and Industry Directorate-General is inviting regional organisations to take advantage, free of charge, of new types of advisory support services offered by the forthcoming European Service Innovation Centre in view of better capitalising on service innovation for promoting regional development and facilitating industrial change. The aim is to assist regions in designing better policies based on the "transformative power of service innovation".

Read the Meeting the challenge of Europe 2020. The transformative power of service innovation. Report by the Expert Panel on Service Innovation in the EU (pdf).

The European Service Innovation Centre will be established in 2012 through a separate call for tender that will bring together a pool of experts to support the model demonstrator regions. Interested regional organisations are invited to submit, by 15 June a short concept note (max. 5 pages) that describes the potential role service innovation could play for regional development or industrial change in the region and identifies the type of advice needed to further develop policies unlocking the potential of service innovation.

For further information on the call, please click here (pdf).

A joint information day on this informal call for the expression of interest, together with the new call for proposal will be held in Brussels on 12 April 2012. To see the agenda and register for the event, please click here.