THE RIGHT PROJECT IN SHORT
An Interreg North Sea Region (NSR) co-funded project which aims to enhance regional innovation support capacity to increase long-term innovation levels and support smart specialisation strategies. To achieve this, RIGHT concentrates its efforts on developing the skills of the workforce relevant for SMEs in the participating regions within the energy and blue sectors.
The project's total budget is € 3.366.047, where 50% is funded by the project partners, 39% by the European Union, and 11% by the Norwegian government.
Current Project Status (Feb. 2020):
The RIGHT project has formally concluded it first activity phase (WP3 - Mapping the Skills Gap, Buliding a Knowledge Base). The regional reports for the seven North Sea participating regions and the Transnational Report can be downloaded from the Output Library. A summary of the reports can be read on the news article below.
The project partners have now initiated WP4 - Bridging the skills gap with pilots. Pilot sub-projects have been proposed by partners in the different regions to close the skills gaps in the different regions. Pilot announcement activities are currently taking place, as well as the detail planning for the implementation of the pilots during 2020 and 2021. The Marine-Training platform for publishing relevant information about RIGHT's pilots is up and running and being updated as pilot development advances.
In March 2020, the leaders of WP5 - Increasing Innovation Capacity through Policy, will host a partner meeting in Malmö where they will present and discuss with the rest of the partners how to unfold and solve the tasks for this work package.
Lead Beneficiary, Hordaland County Council, has from01.01.2020 formally merged with two other counties in Norway and has now become the Vestland County Council.
Feedback form the NSR programme on the project's first progress and financial reports confirms that RIGHT is making good progress towards its objectives and targeted outputs. The project has been working on establishing a knowledge base on innovation opportunities and skill gaps, setting the groundwork for the upcoming pilots and capacity development. It has initiated activities in four of its five working packages and started to deliver on compulsory outputs. The project has also successfully addressed matters of project management and partnership cooperation. There are some issues to be followed up, which the project will address promptly. Overall, the project is assessed to be on track.
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Lead beneficiary Hordaland County council becomes Vestland County Council from 01.01.2020Read more