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 (June 2021):
After concluding Work Package 3, our partners started working with our 14 pilots as planned. Even though the pandemic and the imposed restrictions delayed most of our pilots, we can safely say that we are going to finish the vast majority of our pilots in the way we planned. Currently, out of 14 original planned pilots, 13 are either finished or entering their later stages. We are planning on start the final evaluation of our pilots during late summer, and we expect to have all the necessary data gathered, analyzed and packed around October 2021.
In addition to the 14 orginally planned pilots, the University of Ghent has launched a new transnational pilot based on the Marine Training Platform, which currently puts the total of planned pilots to 15. This new pilot is shorter and it will be finished by the end of September 2021.
This means that, albeit delayed, Work Package 5 -Increasing Innovation Capacity through Policy- will be executed and delivered as originally planned.
In order to accomodate this delay, the RIGHT Project Steering Committee unanimously voted in favor of sending a formal request to the Joint Secretariat asking for a 6-months Covid-extension in accordance to the Programme's rules.
Latest Project News
As part of WP4 – Bridging the skills gap with pilots, RIGHT project partner Hanzehogeschool Groningen runs the pilot Green Hydrogen Booster.Read more