Through its international action, the IDEA Agency aims to achieve the following objectives:
  • that Andalusia and its companies are displayed as active entities within the international level, and recognized as references for regional innovation systems;
  • that Andalusia and its enterprises could participate actively in the European debate on the next model of regional development;
  • that Andalusia and its enterprises participate in European and international networks to strengthen its international position.
Therefore, IDEA Agency participates in European programs and projects, provides international technical assistance and takes part in forums and events on innovation and regional development, being an active member of international networks of Regional Agencies as EURADA. 
Some of the ongoing projects are:
Cross-border cooperation between technological centers for the business dynamization of Andalusia and Morocco
NAME Cross-border cooperation between technological centers for the business dynamization of Andalusia and Morocco
ACRONYM RETCETEC
PROGRAM Cross-border Cooperation Program between Spain and Foreign borders 2007-2013 (POCTEFEX)
FUND Fondo Regional Development European Fund (FEDER)
OBJECTIVES

The main aim is to promote initiatives of cross-border cooperation between technological centers and other agents of Andalusia and of Morocco's knowledge which contribute to the business dynamization and to the creation of a sustainable and competitive cross-border economic space on the global market in favor of the socioeconomic development of both territories.

The specific objectives are the following:

- To promote the cross-border cooperation in technological transfer between the technological centers and the companies of both territories.
- To promote the cross-border cooperation for the development of technological projects between the technological centers and the companies of both territories.
- To promote the Hispanic - Moroccan cooperation for the exploitation of new products, methods and processes obtained as a result of the technological cross-border cooperation.
- To spread experiences and good practices in the technological cross-border cooperation area to the agents of the innovation system of both territories.
- To support the creation of a cooperation net between technological centers of both territories. 

OPERATING ACTIVITIES

- Cross-border Cooperation in transfer of technology.
- Cross-border cooperation in research, technological development and innovation.
- Regulation of the technological cross-border cooperation.

AGENCY'S BUDGET 328.223,52  Euros
COFINANCING RATE 75%
GEOGRAPHICAL AREA Andalusia and North of Morocco.
BEGINNING 01/10/2011
END 31/12/2012
LEAD PARTNER IDEA Agency
PARTNERS

- Andalusian Technological Center of the Stone's Foundation (CTAP).
- Andalusian Technological Center of the Meat Sector's Foundation (TEICA).
- Auxiliary Technologies of the Agriculture's Foundation (TECNOVA).
- Olive Oil and Olive Grove Center of Technology and Innovation's Foundation (CITOLIVA).
- Andalusian Fish Farming Technological Center Foundation (CTAQUA).
- Agroindustry From Huelva's Technological Center (CITADESVA).

REFERENCE DOCUMENTATION  
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Retse Servicios

Avanzados
Advanced services for the dynamization of the cross-border economic space between Andalusia - North of Morocco
NAME Advanced services for the dynamization of the cross-border economic space between Andalusia - North of Morocco
ACRONYM ReTSE Advanced Services
PROGRAM Cross-border Cooperation Program between Spain and Foreign borders 2007-2013 (POCTEFEX)
FUND Regional Development European Fund (FEDER)
OBJECTIVES The general aim of the project is to give advanced services to the companies of Andalusia and of the North of Morocco and to develop promotion actions of the technological and business cooperation in strategic sectors to improve the mutual knowledge and to facilitate the attainment of business projects in the cross-border economic space in favor of the socioeconomic development of both territories.

The specific objectives are the following:

- To improve the businessmen knowledge on fundamental aspects of the current legislation as for private contracting in the cross-border economic space.
- To improve the businessmen knowledge on fundamental aspects of the juridical frame and of the administrative regulatory steps of public contracting in the cross-border economic space.
- To improve the businessmen knowledge on fundamental aspects on the available financial instruments for the project's development in the cross-border economic space.
- To promote the business cooperation of strategic sectors in the cross-border economic space.
 
OPERATING ACTIVITIES - Provision of advanced services for the cross-border business dynamization.
- Accomplishment of promotion actions of the cross-border business technological cooperation.
AGENCY'S BUDGET 498.198,89 Euros
COFINANCING RATEN 75%
GEOGRAPHICAL AREA Andalusia and North of Morocco.
BEGINNING 01/10/2011
END 31/12/2012
LEAD PARTNER IDEA Agency
PARTNERS  
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- www.poctefex.eu
A2 TRANSFER
New Technologies' Transfer in the Agro-Food Industry. Andalucía-Alentejo
NAME New Technologies' Transfer in the Agro-Food Industry. Andalucía-Alentejo
ACRONYM A2 TRANSFER
PROGRAM Cross-border European Territorial Cooperation between Spain and Portugal (POCTEP) 2007-2013
FUND Regional Development European Fund (FEDER)
OBJECTIVES The general aim of the project is the promotion of the transfer of new technologies for the improvement of the processes in the agro-food industry and it is orientated towards a direct impact in the development of the socio-economic sector in the area of Andalusia-Alentejo, A2.
In this respect, the project tries to develop a model for the transfer of technology by means of the implementation of technological advanced solutions using simulation.
OPERATING ACTIVITIES - Study about the current level of incorporation of new technologies in the agroindustry. - Head company of improvement areas and available technologies. - Analysis, selection and optimization of the process of technological transfer. - Implementation and validation of solutions.
AGENCY'S BUDGET 200.000,00 Euros
COFINANCING RATE 75%
GEOGRAPHICAL AREA Huelva and Alentejo, Central Seville, Córdova, Cádiz and Central Alentejo as adjacent zones.
BEGINNING 01/01/2011
END 31/12/2012
LEAD PARTNER IDEA Agency
PARTNERS - ADRAL (Regional Development Agency of the Portuguese Alentejo area)
- FAICO (Image, Color and Optics Andalusian Foundation)
- ADESVA, Agroindustry's Technological Center
- TEICA (Meat Sector's Andalusian Technological Center)
- IFAPA (Agrarian, Fishing, Food and Ecological Production's Andalusian Training and Research Institute)
REFERENCE DOCUMENTATION  
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KNOW MAN
Knowledge Network Management in Technology Parks

NAME

Knowledge Network Management in Technology Parks

ACRONYM

KNOW-MAN

PROGRAM

INTERREG IVC Interregional European Territorial Cooperation

FUND

Regional Development European Fund (FEDER)

OBJECTIVES

The general aim of the project is the improvement of the regional development and spatial innovation policies by means of the exchange and the transfer of different regional approaches, competences and instruments as for Knowledge Management Nets with the purpose of strengthening the global competitiveness of the region.

The specific objectives are the following:

- The strengthening of a creative interaction in the "knowledge – company - public administration" triangle under an intensive implication of the Agents of the triple Helix.

- The identification and transfer of good practices in Knowledge Management Nets.

- The implementation of pilot actions as for Knowledge Management Nets.

- The development of measures that inspire policies and instruments of support to Knowledge Management Nets in order to accelerate the innovative ideas movement processes derived from the public support to the research, development and innovation market.

All these instruments will be finally transferred to every region.
OPERATING ACTIVITIES 1.- Exchange of experiences orientated to the identification and analysis of Good Practices.

2.- Pilot actions. Implementation of a Regional Net Knowledge Management Services.

AGENCY'S BUDGET

109.435,00 Euros

COFINANCING RATE

75%

GEOGRAPHICAL AREA

European Regions.

BEGINNING

01/01/2010

END

31/12/2012

LEAD PARTNER

Leibniz-Institute for Regional Development and Structural Planning (Brandeburgo, ALEMANIA)

PARTNERS

- Berlin Government, represented by the Senate Department for Economy, Technology and Women's Issues (Berlin, GERMANY)
- WISTA-Management GMBH (Berlin, GERMANY)
- Department of Geography at the Humboldt-University of Berlin (Berlin, GERMANY)
- Lower Silesia Voivodship (Lower Silesia, POLAND)
- Wroclaw Technology Park (Lower Silesia, POLAND)
- Center for European Regional and Local Studies (EUROREG) - University of Warsaw (Mazovia, POLAND)
- Municipality Prevalje (Koroska, SLOVENIA)
- Technological Research Centre of Koroska (Koroska, SLOVENIA)
- Regional Development Agency for Koroska Region (Koroska, SLOVENIA)
- Andalusian Innovation and Development Agency, IDEA (Andalusia, SPAIN)
- CARTUJA ' 93 (Andalusia, SPAIN)
- Municipality of Rome (Departament XV) (Lazio, ITALY)
- BIC Lazio SpA (Lazio, ITALY)
- Veneto Innovazione SpA (Véneto, ITALY)

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IC-MED
Inter-Clusters Mediterranee
NAME INTER-CLUSTERS MEDITERRANEE
ACRONIMO IC-MED
PROGRAM Transnational European Territorial Cooperation, MED of the European Territorial Cooperation Objective 2007-2013
FUND Regional Development European Fund (FEDER)
OBJECTIVES The general aim of the project is the development and the consolidation of cooperation between clusters in the territories in order to get them to work in joint projects at subject matters as the innovation, the partners' search and the markets. In this respect, IC-MED tries to be an incubator of transnational Inter-cluster projects.
OPERATING ACTIVITIES 1.- Diagnostic studies and strategic recommendations

2.- Inter-Cluster Transnational Workgroups

3.- Inter-cluster incubation projects.
AGENCY'S BUDGET 110.999,00 Euros
COFINANCING RATE 75%
GEOGRAPHICAL AREA European Regions of the Mediterranean Basin.
BEGINNING 01/06/2009
END 31/05/2012
LEAD PARTNER PACA Region
PARTNERS - Institut de la Méditerranée (PACA - France);
- Mediterranée Technologies (PACA France);
- Renewable Energies Center (Attiki - Greece);
- Finpiemonte, SpA (Region Piemonte - Italy);
- Toscana Region (Italy);
- CESTEC (Lombardy Italy);
- INFOMURCIA (Murcia Region - Spain);
- IMPIVA (Valencia, Spain);
- Andalusian Energy Agency (Andalusia Spain);
- Andalusian Innovation and Development Agency, IDEA (Andalusia, SPAIN)
ASSOCIATES - LABEIN (Basque Country, Spain)
- CRPM (Brittany, France)
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RETSE
Cross-border net of Inter-cluster Cooperation and Technological Transfer
NAME Cross-border net of Inter-cluster Cooperation and Technological Transfer
ACRONYM ReTSE Intercluster and Technology
PROGRAM Cross-border Cooperation Program between Spain - Foreign borders 2007-2013 (POCTEFEX)
FUND Regional Development European Fund (FEDER)
OBJECTIVES The general aim of the project is to contribute to the economic and social development of Andalusia and North of Morocco by means of the reinforcement of the cross-border inter-cluster cooperation and the technological cooperation of the institutions, the agents of business support and the enterprises.

The specific objectives are the following:

- To promote the cooperation between the strategic clusters of Andalusia and North of Morocco.
- To facilitate the technological transfer between Andalusia and North of Morocco.
- To consolidate a net of institutions and agents of support to the companies in Andalusia and North of Morocco.
- To promote mixed business initiatives between Spain and Morocco.
- To promote the exchange of good practices in the cross-border territory.
- To contribute to the attainment of cross-border collaboration agreements between institutions, agents of support and enterprises.
OPERATING ACTIVITIES - Cross-border Cooperation inter-cluster.
- Cross-border Cooperation as for technological transfer.
AGENCY'S BUDGET 589.980,67 Euros
COFINANCING RATE 75%
GEOGRAPHICAL AREA Andalusia and North of Morocco.
BEGINNING 01/04/2010
END 30/09/2011
LEAD PARTNER IDEA Agency
PARTNERS - EUROCEI (European Center of Enterprises and Innovation).
REFERENCE DOCUMENTATION  
LINKS OF INTEREST - www.retse.com
- www.poctefex.eu
RETSESA
Cross-border net of Services to the Agents of Support and Companies
NAME Cross-border net of Services to the Agents of Support and Companies
ACRONYM ReTSE Support Services
PROGRAM Cross-border Cooperation Program between Spain and Foreign borders 2007-2013 (POCTEFEX)
FUND Regional Development European Fund (FEDER)
OBJECTIVES The general aim of the project is to develop a net of stable cooperation shaped by institutions and agents of business' support of both regions (Associates' Net) and to support the business and institutional initiatives that contribute to the socioeconomic development and to the improvement of the territorial connectivity of Andalusia and the North of Morocco.
The specific objectives are the following:

- To consolidate a net of institutions and agents of support to the companies in Andalusia and North of Morocco (Associates' Net).
- To give services of support (orientation, accompaniment and training) to the Associates' Net and to the enterprises, especially to the SMEs, and to consolidate a net of information and advice for the companies.
- To promote mixed business Spanish-Moroccan initiatives.
- To contribute to the attainment of agreements of cross-border collaboration between the members of the Associates' Net.
- To promote the exchange of good practices in the cross-border territory.
OPERATING ACTIVITIES - Advice in cross-border business cooperation.
- Training in cross-border managerial cooperation.
AGENCY'S BUDGET 205.769,33 Euros
COFINANCING RATE 75%
GEOGRAPHICAL AREA Andalusia and North of Morocco.
BEGINNING 01/07/2010
END 30/09/2011
LEAD PARTNER IDEA Agency
PARTNERS EUROCEI (European Center of Enterprises and Innovation).
REFERENCE DOCUMENTATION - Study about socioeconomic and opportunities of business cooperation in the region of Eastern Morocco.
- Handbook for the participation in public biddings in Morocco (still to be published).
LINKS OF INTEREST - www.retse.com
- www.poctefex.eu
Know in Target
KNOW IN TARGET
The Know In ¿ Target Framework: Knowledge and Innovation Targeted Dissemination Framework
NAME THE KNOW IN ¿ TARGET FRAMEWORK: KNOWLEDGE AND INNOVATION TARGETED DISSEMINATION FRAMEWORK
ACRONYM KNOW IN TARGET
PROGRAM Transnational European Territorial Cooperation MED 2007 - 2013
FUND Regional Development European Fund (FEDER)
OBJECTIVES The general aim of the project is to elaborate a support frame to transfer the knowledge to the SMEs of the agro-industrial sector using coordinated actions, based on the design - test and with the participation of the key agents of the sector.
OPERATING ACTIVITIES 1.-Identification and analysis of the initial situation. Agro-industrial sector: main technologies and innovative practices, organizations and transmission mechanisms of the knowledge at a regional level.
2.-Training in planning of territorial strategies for the management and spreading of the knowledge (and its later application). Development of the experts and territorial antennas' net.
3.-Pilot actions for the implementation of the strategies and of the experts and territorial antennas' net.
AGENCY'S BUDGET 95.000,00 Euros
COFINANCING RATE 75%
GEOGRAPHICAL AREA European Regions of the Mediterranean Basin.
BEGINNING 01/06/2010
END 31/05/2013
LEAD PARTNER Agro-industrial Research and Technological Development's Enterprise, ETAT SA (Greece)
PARTNERS - Administration of Enterprises Department of Patras's University (Greece);
- Innovation and Enterprise Center of Attika (Greece);
- Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Province of Marseilles (France);
- PEACRITT (France);
- SVILUPPO BASILICATA SPA (Italy);
- Matera's province (Italy);
- ADESVA (Spain);
- Chamber of Agriculture and Forestry of Slovenia;
- Andalusian Innovation and Development Agency, IDEA (Andalusia, Spain);
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INTERPLAT
Cross-border platform for the Industrial Development and the Environmental Sustainability
NAME Cross-border Platform for the Industrial Development and the Environmental Sustainability
ACRONYM INTERPLAT
PROGRAM Operating Program of Cross-border Cooperation between Spain and Portugal (POCTEP) 2007-2013
FUND Regional Development European Fund (FEDER)
OBJECTIVES The project tries to develop a cross-border platform of interregional and inter-sectorial cooperation for the improvement of the competitiveness of the chemical and environmental sectors.
The attainment of this aim gets done by the generation of synergies and bows of cooperation between both industrial sectors of both regions, which in addition turn out to be indispensable elements to increase the presence of these sectors in the international market.
OPERATING ACTIVITIES - Accomplishment of the diagnoses of the environmental and chemical sector, sustained in a fieldwork carried out with companies of both Spanish and Portuguese sectors.
- Development of a virtual platform of cross-border cooperation.
- Design and execution of an action plan in the pilot sectors, which gathers cross-border training actions, actions about the dynamization of the business cooperation in R+D, actions about the dynamization of the Science-Technology-Enterprise system, and actions about the transversal nature of the referred sectors.
AGENCY'S BUDGET 393.600,00 Euros
COFINANCING RATE 75%
GEOGRAPHICAL AREA Huelva and Lower Alentejo
Seville and Alentejo Coast, as adjacent zones.
BEGINNING 01/01/2009
END 31/12/2011
LEAD PARTNER Andalusian Innovation and Development Agency, IDEA
SOCIOS - ADRAL
- Regional Development Agency of Alentejo, Portugal
- FAFFE - Andalusian Public Foundation, Training and Employment Fund, entity of the Council of Employment. (Current SAE)
REFERENCE DOCUMENTATION  
LINKS OF INTEREST - www.interplat.eu
- www.poctep.eu