About Atlant-KIS Project

The ATLANT-KIS Project was set up to provide assistance to the public and private Knowledge Economy sectors in the Atlantic Area, which includes Ireland, Atlantic areas of Spain, France, Portugal and mainland United Kingdom.

It proposes the development of Knowledge industry enabling policies, bridging the gaps between the demand and supply of such services at the regional and trans-regional level, and promoting their interaction and networking across the Atlantic Area.

As a longer term goal, it also aims to create a favourable environment for the development of Clusters of KIS (KIS = Knowledge Intensive Services), thus fostering excellence in the Atlantic Area for the supply of KIS. 

Further information can also be seen at the project website www.atlantkis.eu .

WHAT ARE THE PROJECT OBJECTIVES?

TO AUDIT AND MAP KIS DEMAND AND SUPPLY IN THE PARTICIPATING REGIONS - France (Bretagne), Ireland (Southern and Eastern; Border, Midland and West), Portugal (Norte), Spain (Navarra and Galicia), and United Kingdom (Devon and Cornwall).

To identify and TRANSFER BEST PRACTICES and new models for the promotion and DYNAMISATION OF KIS.

To develop a KIS PLATFORM aimed at MATCHING THE SUPPLY AND DEMAND of KIS across the Atlantic Area.

HOW WILL KIS PROVIDERS, SMEs AND POLICY MAKERS BENEFIT FROM ATLANT-KIS?

The European network of regional contact points established by the ATLANT-KIS project partners aims to foster a new community of KIS related suppliers, users and policy makers to facilitate exchanges.

THE GOAL

The overall goal of ATLANT-KIS is to enhance the Knowledge and Technology Transfer and innovation processes for SMEs through the promotion and co-operation of Knowledge Services (KIS) in the Atlantic Area.

Additionally, and as a longer term goal, it also aims to contribute to the development of Clusters of KIS in the Atlantic Area, that might help identify the area as a centre of excellence in the supply of KIS.