Background:

Based on its achievements in the field of regional innovation, the South Transdanubian Regional Development Agency (STRDA) - in collaboration with other innovation support organisations - established the Regional Innovation Agency Nonprofit Ltd. (STRIA) in 2008.

Aims:

The main aims of STRIA are to improve the innovation capacity of the regional SMEs, to support the technology transfer activities of the knowledge bases and to foster the international knowledge exchange.
The STRIA aims at establishing a regional umbrella organization based on the synergic operation of its founders. The main policy of the Agency is to provide real added value compared to the currently operating innovation support system by ensuring quality consultancy services for the regional SMEs. This way STRIA will assure a stable and increasing clientele, and an extensive international network.

Services of the STRIA:

Networking:

  • Initiation and implementation of international and interregional innovation projects – especially FP7 and INTERREG IV Programmes, partner search
  • Networking with national and transnational organisations
  • Elaborating new forms of co-operation, cluster development
  • Developing the services of industry parks, incubators and innovation centres

Developing and operating the regional innovation database:

  • Exploring the exploitable regional R&D results and RTD services of the knowledge bases
  • Pooling and transmission of RTD results
  • Virtual innovation marketplace: unified database of supply and demand of products and services

Training activities:

  • Organisation of innovation management- and industry specific trainings

Regional planning and programme monitoring:

  • Subcontractor for the Regional Development Agency in the field of regional innovation support programmes
  • Elaboration of innovation analysis and regional innovation strategies

Consultancy – market utilization of innovative R&D:

  • Innovation audit, assessment and elaboration of innovative project ideas, professional innovation consultancy for SMEs
  • Venture capital intermediation
  • Financial consultation, elaboration of market plans, managing the application for grants, marketing services
  • IPR consultancy, technology transfer services
  • Start-up venture, incubation, enterprise development services

Founders of STRIA:

The operation of STRIA is based on the regional enterprise and innovation support organizations that are represented in the proprietary structure:

  • South Transdanubian Regional Development Agency
  • Regional Alliance of Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • 3 Enterprise Agencies
  • South Transdanubian Regional Development Company
  • South Transdanubian Human Resources Research and Development Nonprofit Ltd
  • Hungarian Association for Innovation

Partners of STRIA:

  • National Innovation Office (NIH)
  • Hungarian Association for Innovation (MISZ)
  • Hungarian Patent Office (SZTNH)
  • Hungarian Investment and Trade Agency (HITA)
  • Széchenyi Program Office
  • RIÜNET Regional Innovation Agency Network
  • University of Pécs (PTE)
    • Technology Transfer Office
  • University of Kaposvár (KE)
    • Innovation and Technology Transfer Office
  • MEDIPOLISZ South Transdanubian Regional Library and Knowledge Center (MEDIPOLISZ RET)
  • Innovating regions in Eurpoe (IRE)
  • Technology Innovation International (TII)
  • VIDEOTON Industrial Park
  • Paks Industrial Park
  • Somogy-Flandria Incubator House Company
  • Hungarian Business Incubator Association (VISZ)
  • BruxInfo

Membership in professional organisations:

  • Hungarian Association for Innovation (MISZ)
  • Innovation Regions of Europe Network (IRE)

Membership in professional organisations:

  • Cooperation projects concerning the key sectoral topics of the regional innovation strategy:
    • health industry, biotechnology
    • agro-food industry
    • machinery, electronics, informatics
    • environmental technologies, renewable energies
    • creative industries
  • EU networking and benchmarking activities
  • Development of business and innovation support services
  • Development of regional innovation strategies and policies in the new accession countries
  • Strengthening the innovation support policy in the Structural Fund programmes and regional operational programmes

Contact us:
South Transdanubian Regional Innovation Agency Non-profit Ltd.
H-7621 Pécs, Király u. 23-25.
www.ddriu.hu
Our colleagues:
Mr. Tamás KOCSIS – managing director
Mr. István ERŐS – financial manager
Ms. Katalin IVÁNYI – project manager
Mr. Milán KISS – senior manager
Ms. Rita TEMESVÁRI – project manager

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