These professionals represent their development agencies in EURADA’s Board of Directors. The Board is the governing body legally responsible for EURADA’s activities, it sets the major decisions and the general policy orientation of the association at each General Assembly.

Taken during the last meeting of the Board of Directors (14th of may 2017).
META-GroupRepresented by Andrea DI ANSELMO
Since 1993, META has delivered projects worldwide in the field of Research & Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Finance. It has served over 300 clients including European Commission and Development Banks, national and regional governments, development agencies, public & private investors, start-ups & entrepreneurs in more than 800 projects and has invested over 60 million euro in over 100 startups. Located in Terni, Italy META Group is represented by Andrea Di Anselmo.
Kainuun Etu
Kainuun Etu Represented by Antti TOIVANEN
Kainuun Etu’s task is to support the development of the economic structure in Kainuu, as well as to help the region’s businesses in key industries companies to develop business skills, competitiveness, internationalization, growth, and cooperation. It also aims at developing key clusters and their operating conditions. Located in Kajaani, Finland. Kainuun Etuu is represented by Antti Toivanen.
IDEARepresented by Carmen SILLERO
The Agency of Innovation and Development of Andalusia IDEA, is the regional development Agency of the Andalusian Government, an instrument primarily specialized in the promotion of innovation in the Andalusian society. The headquarters of IDEA is located in Sevilla, and it is represented by Carmen Sillero in the Board of Directors.
SPRIRepresented by Juan Domingo OLABARRI
The SPRI Group is the business development agency of the Basque Government and exists for its vocation of service to the business fabric of the Basque Country. Their objective is to give support and impetus to Basque companies, whatever their size, sector and situation. The SPRI Group manages 70% of the budget of the Department of Economic Development and Competitiveness of the Basque Government (Agriculture and Fisheries excluded), and it is distributed through services, programs, investments and subsidies. SPRI is located in Bilbao, and the agency is represented by Juan Ollabarri.
ADRALRepresented by Rui BARROSO
ADRAL is a regional structure established on 18th June of 1998 because of a wide partnership, composed by several entities, both public and private, with relevant experience in all sectors of economic, social, research and development activities, geographically spread and deeply acquainted of local and regional reality. Being a Joint Stock Company, the agency doesn´t foresee liquid profits to the shareholders, which means that the mission of the Organization corresponds in practice to those of non – profit bodies. One of the major tasks of ADRAL is the cooperation with all local agencies, promoting common initiatives and projects on behalf of companies and territory competitiveness. They are in Évora, Portugal and are represented by Rui Barroso.
OKARepresented by Mevlüt ÖZEN (Vice-President)
The Central Black Sea Development Agency is a member of the Central Maritime Development Agency in the framework of the Law on the Establishment, Coordination and Duties of Development Agencies No. 5449: “to develop cooperation between the public sector, the private sector and non-governmental organizations, and to ensure the effective and effective use of resources and to mobilize local potential”. It is a public institution established by the Decree of the Council of Ministers with the aim of accelerating regional development, ensuring its sustainability in accordance with its principles and reducing regional and intra-regional development disparities. The agency, which is based in Samsun, serves today with the Investment Support Offices located in Amasya, Çorum, Samsun and Tokat provinces. They’re represented by Mevlüt Özen.
ICERepresented by Miguel Ángel Garrido
ICE (previously known as ADE) is the Innovation, Business Financing and Internationalisation Agency of Castilla y León, Spain. With a staff of more than 200 people, it gives financial support and offers specialized services to the companies of one of the largest regions in Europe. ICE manages a substantial part of the Operational Program ERDF 2014-2020 and participates actively in European projects to enhance competitiveness and innovation. ICE is the founder and the coordinator of the Working Group on Industry 4.0 within EURADA. The headquarters are in Arroyo de la Encomienda (Valladolid) and there are branches in each of the 9 provinces. ICE is represented by Ana Merino in the Board of Directors and by Wim Martens in the Working Group 4.0.
IZKARepresented by Dr. Mehmet YAVUZ
There are 26 development agencies in total in Turkey. İzmir Development Agency (İZKA), since its establishment in 2006, has been working in all fields of social, economic and cultural development of İzmir region, together with private sector, public bodies and other stakeholders. İZKA’s main activities include regional planning and strategy development, clustering and innovation policy development and implementation, promoting İzmir’s business, investment and tourism opportunities and providing financial and technical support. It is represented by Dr. Mehmet YAVUZ
INFO Murcia
INFO MurciaRepresented by Lucía HUERTAS
Instituto de Fomento de la Región de Murcia (INFO) is the Development Agency of the Region of Murcia. INFO is the government’s body of the Region of Murcia in charge of providing support to companies and regional innovation. INFO is responsible for coordinating most aspects of regional economic development and establishing an environment that favors corporate competitiveness through regional industrial planning, technical and financial assistance to SMEs, setting up of technological infrastructures and business centers, innovation and technology transfer, cluster development, export promotion, entrepreneurship and foreign investment attraction.
IVACERepresented by Rafael ESCAMILLA
The Valencian Institute of Business Competitiveness (IVACE) is a public entity of the Valencian government attached to the Regional Department of Economy, Industry, Tourism and Employment. The objectives of the Institute are managing industrial policy of the Government and business support for innovation, entrepreneurship, internationalisation and attracting investment and promoting technological clusters, industrial safety products and industrial facilities, metrology, vehicles and businesses and promoting savings, energy efficiency and renewable energy sources, as well as the management of the regional government’s energy policy.
IAFRepresented by Rafael SANCHEZ
The Instituto Aragonés de Fomento (IAF) (Aragonese Promotion Institute) is the public agency for regional development of the Government of Aragon. It was created in 1984 to promote economic development initiatives, support enterprises, inward investments, support and development of Aragonese innovation, supporting competitive improvement, business excellence programmes, training programmes by supporting the talent attraction, entrepreneurship and creation of companies in the territory.
ERVETRepresented by Roberta DALL'OLIO (President)
Emilia-Romagna Territorial Economic Development SpA is the company “in house” of Emilia-Romagna Region, which operates as an agency for territorial development in support of the Region, according to the regional law n. 26/2007 (amending the previous 25/1993 and no. 5/2003) and the Regional Law 14 of July 18, 2014. The company referred to the region’s majority shareholder is non-profit and operates in accordance with the guidelines established by the Emilia-Romagna Region, in the framework of regional programming choices and planning, cooperation between the Region and the local authorities, enhancement concertation with the economic and social forces, to the support of the Emilia-Romagna region in the implementation of coordinated actions to promote sustainable economic development and qualification of the region. They are located in Bologna, Italy and are represented by Roberta Dall’Olio.
Scottish Enterprise
Scottish EnterpriseRepresented by Rob CLARKE
Scottish Enterprise is Scotland’s main economic development agency and a non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government. They work with partners in the public and private sectors to identify and exploit the best opportunities to deliver a significant, lasting effect on the Scottish economy. They are seated in Glasgow, Great- Britain and are represented by Rob Clarke.
ASTERRepresented by Valeria BANDINI
ASTER is the consortium dell ‘Emilia-Romagna for innovation and technology transfer to the service of companies, universities and the territory. Its members are the Emilia-Romagna Region, Universities, Research Institutes of CNR, ENEA, INFN operating in the region and the chamber system. It promotes industrial research as the main engine of sustainable economic development, in harmony with the growth and social welfare and collaborates with business associations for the development of joint strategies and actions between research and industry. Always laboratory of innovation at national and international level, ASTER works to do in Emilia-Romagna region a dynamic, inclusive and sustainable. They are located in Bologna, Italy and are represented by Valeria Bandini.
ADR Nord-Est Agentia pentru Dezvoltare Regionala Nord-Est Romania
ADR Nord-Est Agentia pentru Dezvoltare Regionala Nord-Est Romania Represented by Bogdan-Alexandru CHELARIU
RDA is a generator of economic and social development in the North-East Region. RDA develops strategies, attracts resources, identifies and implements financing programmes and offers services for stimulating sustainable economic development, partnerships and entrepreneurial spirit.
HIE Highlands and Islands Enterprise
HIE Highlands and Islands EnterpriseRepresented by Rob CLARKE
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is an ambitious organisation with a unique remit that integrates economic and community development. They work in a diverse region which extends from Shetland to Argyll, and from the Outer Hebrides to Moray, covering more than half of Scotland’s land mass.
They are the Scottish Government’s economic and community development agency for the north and west of Scotland. Their purpose is to generate sustainable economic growth across the Highlands and Islands.
IDEPA Instituto de Desarrollo Economico del Principado de Asturias (ES)
IDEPA Instituto de Desarrollo Economico del Principado de Asturias (ES)Represented by Eva PANDO
IDEPA is the economic development agency of the Principality of Asturias, the regional Administration’s official body committed to enhancing economic growth and generating employment in the region.
To carry out its task, they have its own personnel and budget, as well as the support of specialized bodies for different fields of business promotion. Participating in these bodies, alongside IDEPA and the regional Administration that have majority participation, are the major representatives of the region’s business and financial community.
İSTKA Istanbul Development Agency
İSTKA Istanbul Development Agency Represented by Ozgul Ozkan YAVUZ
Istanbul Development Agency (ISTKA) is a governmental non-profit organization whose main objective involves accelerating regional development, ensuring sustainability and reducing interregional and intraregional development disparities in accordance with the principles and policies set in the National Development Plan and Programmes through enhancing the cooperation among public sector, private sector and non-governmental organizations, ensuring the efficient and appropriate utilization of resources and stimulating local potential.
JOSEK Joensuu Regional Development Company Ltd
JOSEK Joensuu Regional Development Company LtdRepresented by Pekka NUUTINEN
Joensuu Regional Development Company JOSEK Ltd is a non-profit regional development company owned by seven municipalities. It was established in 2001. JOSEK is responsible for: regional business policy and development (development programmes and projects), business counselling and marketing of the region.
JOSEK employs over 20 professionals. Our business consultants have a wide range of experience of entrepreneurship and business development from different fields of business. JOSEK serves all companies in the Joensuu region, from start-ups to established enterprises developing their operations. The business consulting service also assists enterprises and organizations seeking to locate in the Joensuu region.
Karacadag Development Agency
Karacadag Development AgencyRepresented by Hasan MARAL
The Agency’s Mission; To raise a common understanding of development in the region by promoting cooperation between public, private sectors and the non-governmental organiza­tions, to prepare regional development plans with a participatory and strategic approach and to imple­ment them effectively, to enforce local capacity and increase productivity, to raise competitiveness and investment attraction of the region by ameliorating investment climate, in order to facilitate a sustainable social and economic development.
SVDA Struttura Valle d’Aosta s.r.l
SVDA Struttura Valle d’Aosta s.r.lRepresented by Thierry Massimo ROSSET
SVDA is one of the main company of the Aosta Valley Regional Public Administration. The “core business” of SVDA is to manage and valorize the industrial and agricultural buildings owned by the Region (more than 90 buildings).
They also deal with projects concerning innovation and development having a potential regional impact and promote several regional projects aimed at supporting SMEs development. In this field, the company also manages the two regional start-up incubators (Pépinières d’Entreprises) located in the two main industrial parks of the Region: Espace Aosta Area & Ilssa Viola Area.
Oost NV
Oost NVRepresented by Theo FÖLLINGS
Helping innovative entrepreneurs to move forward. Supporting companies to start up or expand. Giving start-ups and growing SMEs a capital boost. Modernizing business parks. That, in brief, is what East Netherlands Development Agency (Oost NL) is doing. We focus on innovative entrepreneurs in food, health, cleantech and technology. Eastern Netherlands is strong in the groundbreaking sectors of Agri-Food, Cleantech & Energy, Life Sciences and HighTech. Innovation and entrepreneurship are our passion. Innovation improves competitiveness and provides economic prosperity.
EU-Mentor Non-profit KftRepresented by Tamas GYULAI
EU-Mentor is based in Kecskemét (centre of Hungary) and provides expertise for regional clusters and business support organisations. We are active primarily in the ICT support to health sector and in the development of spa and medical tourism; additionally, our team has implemented transnational projects in renewable energy and in agro-food sector. Our current thematic focus of activities include social innovation for entrepreneurship support and mentoring for sustainable exploitation of research results. Our geographical focus in on Hungary, Romania and Serbia where we work with tourism clusters. (One example is Transylvania Balneotourism Cluster that was created 2 years ago as the first balneological tourism cluster in Romania.) We are also seeking opportunity to work with partners from the Danube region, as well. (One example is Kvarner Health Tourism Cluster which was created after a knowledge transfer mission that we organised in Hungary.)
RADEIRepresented by Snežana Radinović
RADEI, established in 2002, is a regional development agency in Serbia. Founding members of the organization are the City of Belgrade, Belgrade Chamber of Commerce and Institute of Economic Sciences. It represents the key factor of development processes of Belgrade Region, with the role to serve as a neutral broker and networking meeting point for public, private and civil sector in the region. Its staff has an extensive experience in project management funded by EU, international and national donors. RDEI is represented by Snežana Radinović in the Board of Directors.