Instituto Pedro Nunes
IPN     IPN Incubadora

Effective Reproducible Model of Innovation Systems


Develop an effective and transferable model of governance for local innovation systems dedicated to fostering innovation within SMEs.


The ERMIS project enabled the identification and exchange, among the partners, of best practice tools and transferable methods for making LIS (Local Innovation Systems) effective. For example, the Pedro Nunes Institution intervention model, characterised by a close relationship between academia and industry and based on the pillars of applied R&D, advanced training and business incubation, was selected by the Technological Park of Sophia Antipolis as a model to adopt.
Over the course of the project it was possible to jointly design a governance framework and a set of methodological tools to efficiently manage LIS and maximise return on public and private investment, thus providing a reference against which local, regional, and European policies regarding territorial governance of innovation dedicated to SMEs can be validated.

Project Reference



Interreg IVC
Interreg IVC




French Riviera Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FR); CASA - Sophia Antipolis Communauty Agglomeration (FR); Cesena Municipality (IT); CISE - Innovation and Economic Development Centre (IT); Eindhoven Municipality (NL); Penela Municipality (PT); IPN Incubadora (PT); Miskolc Municipality (HU); Miskolc Holding (HU); Adeuropa Fundation (ES); Region of North Aegean (EL); Copenhagen Regional Agency (DM); Municipality of Iasi (RO).



Innovation, SMEs, good practices, economic regions, local innovation policies