The activities of regional technology and innovation policy mainly refer to stakeholders in a region with potential in innovation. Regional innovation capability is strengthened by the formation of co-operative approaches, and service institutions are formed for mediating co-operation. Also, public bodies are integrated in networks. Regional technology and innovation policy is an approach for regional development in innovation and technology and combines regional capabilities in a complementary way according to their strengths and constraints. In this way, quantitatively significant positive economic and social effects are achieved and confidence in the region's competence to solve problems is created. Due to the “globality” of new technologies, better access to international and national technology programmes is also provided by regional synergies. This is necessary for regions to engage in interregional and global co-operation.
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