Cooperation, projects and capacity development in RTU
Project title and identification number
International cooperation, projects and capacity development in science and technology in Riga Technical university, 2010/0190/2DP/188.8.131.52.0/10APIA/VIAA/003
Type of the project
The operational programme and activity: Priority 2.1. «Science and Innovation», measure 2.1.1. «Science, research and development activity», 184.108.40.206. «Support for international cooperation in science and technology projects»
Department of the Territorial Development Management and Urban Economics
RTU departments involved
North Denmark Region (DENMARK)
Province of Drenthe (NETHERLANDS)
Intermunicipality Association from Chiva to Utiel (SPAIN)
West Transdanubian Regional Development Agency Non-profit Limited Liability (HUNGARY)
BSC, Business Support Centre Ltd, Kranj (SLOVENIA)
Northumberland County Council (UNITED KINGDOM)
Municipality of Teramo (ITALY)
Public Foundation for the Development of Industry (HUNGARY)
Estonia Advice Centres (ESTONIA)
Project manager at RTU
Professor Maija Senfelde
Leading researchers, researchers and other persons involved in the project activities at RTU
Iveta Baltina, Alise Vitola, Ilze Judrupa
Summary of the project: goals, objectives, activities, results
The overall objective of the MICROPOL project is to improve the effectiveness of local and regional policies and instruments for stimulation of growth and employment in non-metropolitan areas. More specifically the project aims to improve the knowledge and strategies of local and regional governments on how to implement smart work centres.
Through the project the core activities will be 5 thematic seminārs, 5 study trips, dissemination seminar during the „Open Days 2013” in Brussels and a kick-off and final conference.
During the project such results have been prepared: a good practice guide, a smart work centre business model, a general policy recommendation paper and several report on telework and smart work centres.