TetRRIS is encompassed by 9 partners from 6 European countries – Finland, Spain, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Belgium.

The project’s partners are highly inter- and transdisciplinary, building on long lasting experiences in RRI, territorial innovation and Smart Specialisation (theory, practice, and policy). Coordinated by VTT, the consortium brings together both policy in-the-field expertise and scientific expertise from academia and research communities.


VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd (VTT), is a state owned and controlled non-profit limited liability company established by law. As an impartial non-profit Research and Technology Organisation (RTO) and with the national mandate and mission to support economic competitiveness, societal development and innovation, VTT carries out research and innovation activities for the needs of industry and knowledge-based society. 

As lead partner, VTT coordinates TetRRIS project. 

VTT Technical Research Centre Of FiNLAND LtD 

Pirkanmaan liitto (Council of Tampere Region) is one of the Finnish regional councils responsible for regional development and regional land-use planning. The Council is involved in developing EU regional policy and draw up the programmes required for the granting of support from EU structural funds for their own regions and in part they also implement them.  

The renewal of manufacturing industries is a the core of the Finnish Structural Funds operational program and a key development area especially in the Tampere Region. Smart Specialization Strategy of the region, which is managed by the Council, includes four spearheads: digital manufacturing, smart city solutions, circular economy, and well-being and health services and systems. The strategy is the result of the region’s long history as the core areafor the manufacturing industry and the associated development of urbanization that has pooled resources and expertise in the old center of the Tampere. 

Pirkanmaan liitto– PIR 


FUNDACIÓN TECNALIA Research & Innovation


Fundación TECNALIA Research & Innovation is a private, independent, non-profit applied research center of international excellence. TECNALIA is the leading private and independent research and technology organization in Spain and one of the largest in Europe, employing around 1,445 people (225 PhDs) and with income of 108 Million € in 2018. The fund has the goal to transform technology into GDP, meaning wealth to improve people’s quality of life through generation of business opportunities for industry.

SODERCAN, a non-profit public organization, as the Regional Development Agency of Cantabria, is the major stakeholder in the region of Cantabria dealing with the promotion of competitiveness and general development of the economy, with companies (especially SMEs) as the main target group of the activities involved.

Cantabrian companies and Research groups are developing regional, national and international innovative projects in key sectors such as biotechnology, renewable energies, Information and Telecommunication technologies, Automotive or Aerospace. 


Technologie Region Karlsruhe GmbH (TRK GmbH) is a regional alliance (firm cooperation) made up of 27 shareholders from businesses, chambers of industry and commerce, scientific institutions and local authorities. 

TRK GmbH bundles the competences and resources of this close network of shareholders from industry, chambers, science, politics and public administration in one company with the aim to increase the competitiveness of the region at a national and international level. The TRK GmbH focuses on three strategic pillars: Mobility, Digital Transformation and Energy.

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V, founded in 1949, the non-profit research organization undertakes applied research that drives economic development and serves the wider benefit of society. Its services are solicited by customers and contractual partners in industry, the service sector and public administration. 

TechnologieRegion Karlsruhe GmbH– TRK

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft – FHG


délalföldi Regionális Innovációs ÜgynökségKözhasznú Egyesület –DARINNO 

The mission of DARINNO is to increase the competitiveness of the region while taking into account the principle of sustainable improvement. 

At RIA, they aim to establish a professional coordinator in the region and to create a well-organized unity to support and to fulfill the tasks of the Regional Innovative Strategy in order to ensure successful cooperation between members of the Research and Innovation Development (R&D&I) and the industry to improve development of SMEs

The Netherlands

YAGHMA is an SME with a powerful solution for unlocking and monitoring the values (non-financial values) critical to businesses. YAGHMA value assessment matrix (VAM) scans and sifts business sector data for financial and non-financial values and provide analytics tailor-made actions to organization profile that monitor the issues most critical for your business operations and innovation. YAGHMA is the scientific coordinator of the project. 






The European Association of Development Agencies (EURADA) was established in 1992 to support policy learning in regional development agencies. The core activities of EURADA are directed towards good practices sharing to increase the impact of the development agencies in share best practices interritorial development programmes, in special those dedicates to entrepreurship and support for SMEs.

In practice, EURADA is a network of practitioners sharing their experiences and making common projects. To help them to contact with the other members of the network, EURADA organizes several conferences, matchmaking events and workshops each year to foster the exchange of experiences and the design of new projects.

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