Castilla y León region hosted an interregional learning event on November 21 – 23, 2017, featuring their regional policies to foster university-business knowledge transfer. The workshop and study visit were part of the InnoBridge project, funded by INTERREG Europe, and Sofia Development Association is a partner in it.
Castilla y León use structural funds to directly fund universities with the objective is to connect them and enterprises within the framework of smart specialisation of Castilla y León, identifying niches of scientific and economic specialization. Specific initiatives include University-Business challenge, INFRARED (sharing scientific equipment) and entrepreneurial Campus.
The project partners with the participation of some of their stakeholders worked together on the transfer of good practices and the development of their action plans to promote entrepreneurship and innovation in their regions.