Pannon Novum West-Transdanubian Regional Innovation Nonprofit Ltd.

The Pannon Novum West - Transdanubian Regional Innovation Agency programme 2004 – 2007 was headed by the West Transdanubian Regional Development Agency. In order to further develop the work of the agency, the Regional Innovation Council and five other organisations supporting regional businesses established a new corporation, under the name of Pannon Novum West - Transdanubian Regional Innovation Nonprofit Ltd.

After winning the proposal launched by The National Office for Technology and Research, the Regional Innovation Agency has started a new 3 year project on 1st August 2008. The main objective of the project is to promote the development of the innovation system in the West Transdanubian region, to create a regional, innovation supporting and stimulating and innovation-friendly environment, network co-operation, as well as to develop and expand new innovation services by enhancing the competitiveness of the micro, small and medium enterprises while increasing their innovation activities and attaining the following four objectives and activities:

Founders of the Pannon Novum Nonprofit Ltd.

West - Transdanubian Regional Development Council, Sopron
INNONET Innovation and Technology Centre Public Company, Győr
Universitas – Győr Nonprofit Ltd., Győr
West – Pannon Regional Development Plc. Szombathely
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Vas County, Szombathely
Zala County Foundation for Enterprise Promotion, Zalaegerszeg

The Regional Innovation Agency (RIA) is operating within the frameworks of the Pannon Novum West - Transdanubian Regional Innovation Nonprofit Ltd.

Public activities

1. Planning
(Assessment of innovation activities in the region, updating the Regional Innovation Strategy, improving the RIA’s strategic and operational plan, resource co-ordination)

2. Network Development
(Building business relations, Regional Innovation Council, Cluster development)

3. Information exchange
(Information transmission, developing knowledge databases)

4. Education
(Networking Manager Training, Innovation Brokerage Training, Technological Transfer Seminar, Innovation Manager Course)

5. Formation of Approach
(Communication activities, West Transdanubian Regional Innovation Agency publications, Regional Innovation Award)

6. Consultancy Services
(Development of a consultancy audit system, generating Research & Development & Innovation projects, project development, Coaching, Spin-off and bridge building consulting, application / funding consulting, networking forums, organisation of conferences, consulting on know-how and industrial legal aid)

7. International Innovation Activities
(Participation in international networks, gathering and providing information, participating on national and international events, participation in international innovation projects, international study tours)

We are looking forward to working together with you to achieve these goals.

We hope to see you soon in our offices and on our events!

Best regards,

Daniel Magyar
managing director