Partnership is involving different key actors forming the institutional framework for fostering innovation: national and regional ministries, technology and innovation agencies and research organisations.
It is composed of 15 partners from 11 SEE countries, covering old and new EU member states and
(potential) candidate countries, representing a majority of SEE geographical area with population of
104 mio inhabitants.



Official name in English: Central Transdanubian Regional Innovation Agency Nonprofit Ltd.
Full name in original language: Közép-dunántúli Regionális Innovációs Ügynökség Nonprofit Kft.
Abbreviation: KDRIU
Country: Hungary
Type of institution: Regional and local development agency

The Central Transdanubian Regional Innovation Agency Nonprofit Ltd. (KDRIU) is the regional-level agency, member of a nationwide network established by the decision of the government with the involvement of 5 public and semi-public partners of the region (university, chamber, development agency, municipality). It receives an annual national funding of app. 1 million euro to deal with innovation planning, project development, enhancement of innovation services, marketing and network management. Its core focus is to establish and maintain a network of services via a strong cooperation with other service providers, universities and the business sector.

KDRIU has experienced employees who have been involved in a wide range of regional, national and international projects and a network of cooperating institutions and experts who can provide knowledge necessary to implement special tasks. This strong partnership and the portfolio of expertise enables KDRIU to target different sectors and provide high-quality services for SMEs and other institutions.

The expected benefits from the project for the partner are the opportunity to adapt innovation policy and management mechanisms, implementing new policy tools (especially on the assessment side) and strengthening co-operation among the actors of regional innovation chain.

Jul 14, 2011 by admin