More than 70 participants expressed their sympathy with the project and their interest in the project of a transnational transfer network in the tri-border region of Saxony, the Czech Republic and Poland at the closing conference of TRANS³Net on June 18, 2019 in Ústí nad Labem. In addition to a review of what has been achieved in the Interreg Central Europe project, there was also an outlook on the planned creation of a transnational network of transfer promoters.
Representatives of the political and economic side of the three countries clarified in their lectures that the potential of the three-country region is great and that this potential could be further promoted with the help of a transfer network. In a discussion round, different transfer agents “pitched” their view and attitude towards the planned network. The need to improve the conditions for a well-functioning innovation system in the region and to use the contacts and cooperation offered by the TRANS³Net project has been raised several times.
Therefore, all participants were excited about the presentation of the network model and the ideas of how to transform the project into a network with transfer agents from three countries. The CIMTT as lead partner of the project presented the planned offers and the organizational structure of the TRANS³Net network. The next months will be used in the project to attract members so that TRANS³Net can start officially as a network 2020.