Regional cooperative Westerkwartier is chosen by EURADA as one of the best innovations in Europe

23 November 2018 - Published by Hein Braaksma
The regional cooperative Westerkwartier is chosen as one of the two best innovations in Europe by the European Association of Development Agencies (EURADA). This is a great compliment for this ambitious project closely connected to the Hanze University of Applied Sciences (Hanze UAS).

Regional development for SMEs
EURADA is a network of 81 members throughout 23 countries in the European Union and beyond. EURADA collected over 50 best-practices on the key policy areas: social innovation, stimuli on the entrepreneurial discovery process and comprehensive measures to support portfolios for SMEs. The regional cooperative was selected as one of the best innovations in Europe because it had a high score on innovation, transferability, sustainability, impact on regional level, quadruple helix and multi-stakeholder approaches. There is an intensive collaboration between education, research, governmental organisations and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

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