The Alps are home to several innovation hot spots, but cross-sector and cross-region cooperation is still limited. As this becomes a key to creating new value chains and tapping into economic trends like circular-bioeconomy and health economy, ARDIA-NET partners have committed to create an Alpine research and development area, whose cross-regional funding framework will stimulate cooperation. In addition, partners carry out demonstrator projects to give prominence to the advantages of cross-border smart specialisation strategies.

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