The concept of the iRegions project relies on following cornerstones:
- Living Labs will enable the iRegions to become pilot regions for the creation of new services, technologies and business models of the Net economy. A tight networking will allow strengthening the innovative capacity and efficiency of all involved parties.
- Leading edge projects will lead to the development of pioneering innovations and the creation of new markets. Possible areas for leading edge projects are: Security of the Internet and mobile services; Internet-based and mobile delivery of services; Internet-based and mobile knowledge management.
- Ecosystems for growth will favour strong interaction between research, business and local authorities for the benefit of companies’ growth and economic development. The iRegions partners will explore the conditions (good practices, roadblocks) for cooperation models within the knowledge triangle of research, business and policy in order to design, test and validate the components that will contribute to the creation of adequate environments within the clusters to foster the development of companies: such environment are called ecosystems for growth.