The Compet’plus project, which follows on from the POCTEFA Competitiv’eko project, is born out of the desire to help Europe become a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy. These three priorities are mutually reinforcing and should help the EU and the Member States to achieve high levels of employment, productivity and social cohesion.
In this context, the COMPET’plus project, “Business Competitiveness & Innovation Platforms for the relocation of activities in the cross-border area, the creation of reinforced value chains, and the cooperation between SMEs and driving companies” – a European project selected and 65% co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Interreg V-A Spain France Andorra programme (POCTEFA 2014-2020 –DG REGIO) funds, with a budget of €862,895 inclusive of taxes – aims to boost the entrepreneurial competitiveness and innovation of SMEs by measuring cross-border economic flows between the 3 territories involved, identifying leading SMEs, start-ups, and technology centres with high added value in 4 converging S3 areas:
- Creative Industries
POCTEFA aims to reinforce the economic and social integration of the French–Spanish–Andorran border. Its support is focused on developing economic, social and environmental cross-border activities through joint strategies favouring sustainable territorial development.
The objective of COMPET’plus is to create 2 innovation platforms that will promote collaborative work between driving leading companies and supplier companies (SMEs and local companies) in order to generate a joint technological offer. This will lead to research agreements to develop marketable products.
Aparte del objetivo general, COMPET’plus cuenta con otros objetivos específicos:
- Analyse cross-border economic flows in converging RIS3 sectors
- Design cross-border value chains
- Identify missing innovative links and working with economic actors to complete strategic activities
- Identify innovation and business opportunities
- Identify job profiles needed to cover the identified strategic activities.