How to create new ideas for overcoming the innovation divide at local and regional level? How to achieve synergies between ESIF and Horizon 2020 beyond 2020?

Creating better synergies between Structural Funds and European R&D funding beyond 2020

Making manufacturing a new driver for innovation, productivity and job creation

Strengthening industrial competitiveness and sustainability through research and innovation activities

Reinforce the role of manufacturing for growth and jobs in lagging regions

Support SMEs to adapt to global competitive pressures 

Develop key enabling technologies across a broad range of sectors/nanotechnologies, advanced materials, and advanced manufacturing and processing

Exploit PPP (Public Private Partnership)

Modernize the production processes of SMEs through networking, increased flexibility, adapted structures, stronger links between research and innovation, increased added value in products, production and services, and decreased environmental impacts