The implementation of the Norte region action plan has been progressing according to plan. All actions are being implemented within the deadlines set out in the action plan, although with different levels of progress.

Norte Regional Coordination and Development Commission (CCDR-N) and the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) are working together with regional stakeholders, ensuring they continue to play an active role in the project.

The developments in the implementation of Action 3Establish the regional smart specialisation platform on advanced production systems” should be highlighted. As foreseen in the action plan, actors from the NMP-REG regional stakeholder group, which includes players from the regional scientific and technological system, clusters and competitiveness poles and entities from the public sector, have already become part of this regional platform envisaged in the Norte RIS3 governance model.

In this context, NMP-REG has been supporting the sharing of insights and knowledge between several players, promoting the development of the post-2020 regional innovation agenda.

Another aspect that should be underlined is the fact that the implementation of NMP-REG action plan has been evolving in coordination with other regional initiatives and projects, maximising results.

Additional information (Portuguese language) on the revision of investment priorities for the next programming period 2021-2027 in the region (RIS3 NORTE 2027) can be found here.