The Support for Industrial Innovation Unit at DG Enterprise of the European Commission invites regional organisations to take advantage, free of charge, of new types of advisory support services offered by the forthcoming European Service Innovation Centre in view of better capitalising on service innovation for promoting regional development and facilitating industrial change. The aim is to assist regions in designing better policies based on the transformative power of service innovation.
The European Service Innovation Centre is being established through a separate call for tender which will bring together a pool of experts to support the model demonstrator regions. Interested regional organisations are invited to submit by 15 June 2012 a short concept note (maximum 5 pages) that describes the potential role which service innovation could play for regional development or industrial change in the region and identifies the type of advice needed to further develop policies unlocking the potential of service innovation.
The text of the call for expressions of interest may be obtained at