Good Practice

Bretagne (FR) Navarra (ES) Puglia (IT)
Flanders (BE) Nyugat-Dunantul (HU) Schleswig-Holstein (DE)
Lower Austria (AT, lead partner) Provence-Alpes-Côte d´Azur (FR) Wielkopolska (PL)


Nyugat-Dunantul (HU)

The RIPIA method does not aim at a single fixed answer to the assessment. It aims more to provide a working template and route map for investigation. This should help to explore the regional innovation agenda, the critical paths of causes and effects, the relationships of stakeholders, and the organizational learning capacity as a foundation for the innovation process.

The RIPIA method is designed to be run by experts in close consultation with regional stakeholders. It is designed as a flexible set of steps with a series of templates and graphic aids. It is compatible with the 'rational management' logical frameworks of objectives, inputs and outputs: and it is compatible with economic or other types of modelling where this is available. The use of common templates, where possible, should enable the comparison of policy impacts across different regions and sectors.

In the light of the above, the proposed RIPIA method has 4 main stages, each with a series of steps:

Despite having a lot of potential, due to the lack of financial resources and several deep reorganisations of the innovation subsidy system in Hungary, the RIPIA method has never actually been implemented and turned into a Good Practice here. The Regional Innovation Strategy, prepared in 2001 is to be revised in 2010-2011, and it is expected that this revision process shall already include elements of RIPIA together with other possible GPs from the SCINNOPOLI partners.