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Published on October 15, 2008

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Cross-Border Cooperation in Trade and Business : Cross-Border Cooperation in Trade and Business Aidan Gough Director InterTradeIreland Reasons to Cooperate (i) : Reasons to Cooperate (i) Common Challenges Common Policy Responses Market Widening Effects Border Effects Common Challenges : Common Challenges The need to: Respond to globalisation Continue to grow employment Increase productivity Innovate R&D capability Enable people to acquire and maintain skills Promote enterprise Provide a positive climate for business Remove barriers to mobility Build world-class infrastructure Achieve equality Promote the highest standards of environmental protection Reasons to Cooperate (ii) : Reasons to Cooperate (ii) Common Challenges Common Policy Responses Market Widening Effects Border Effects Common Policy Responses : Common Policy Responses Common pillars of competitiveness derived from Lisbon Agenda: Innovation Enterprise Skills Infrastructure Reasons to Cooperate (iii) : Reasons to Cooperate (iii) Common Challenges Common Policy Responses Market Widening Effects Border Effects Marketing Widening : Marketing Widening More Opportunities More Resources More Competition Reasons to Cooperate (iv) : Reasons to Cooperate (iv) Common Challenges Common Policy Responses Market Widening Effects Border Effect Border Effect : Border Effect “cold denying silence” that descended on this island for too long in the past century and resulted in a process of “friction and fission” Conor Brady Border Effect : Border Effect Particular disadvantages of border regions Border development within an emerging all-island economic framework Economic basis for successful cross-border cooperation : Economic basis for successful cross-border cooperation Key Question: Can cross-border cooperation create a significant competitive advantage? Making the case for knowledge and networks Making the case for effectiveness and efficiency Economic basis for successful cross-border cooperation : Economic basis for successful cross-border cooperation Two tests: Is the existence of the border a cause of market failure? If so, are public goods and services better provided on a cross-border basis rather than on a single jurisdiction basis InterTradeIreland’s Performance, 2000-07 : InterTradeIreland’s Performance, 2000-07 Political Economic Cross Border All Island Trade Competitiveness 1998 NOW Slide 14: “A globally competitive all-island economy characterised by the optimal utilisation of the island’s economic resources for mutual benefit.” The Vision Slide 15: Published more than 35 all-island research reports in areas such as Supply Chain Logistics, Sectoral Studies (e.g. Competitiveness Analysis of the Polymer & Plastics Industry), Trade Statistics, Entrepreneurship, Business Linkages, Intellectual Property, Business Networks and Integrated Spatial Planning. InterTradeIreland Performance Review (PA Consulting Group, 2005). “The value of a dedicated all-island trade and business development body is strongly recognised by the Business Community”. InterTradeIreland Achievements 2003-2007 Slide 16: Science, Technology & Innovation Technology Transfer (FUSION), Collaborative R&D (INNOVA), All Island Research Portal (EXPERTISEIRELAND), US-Ireland R&D Programme, EU FP7 Pilot. Sales & Marketing All Island Marketing Programme (ACUMEN), Buyer-Supplier (NETWORK-GETWORK), Public Procurement (GO SOURCE), micro-business support (MICROTRADE). All Island Business Networks All Island Software Network, Mobile Software Network, BioMedireland, Polymer & Plastics Network, North-West Science & Technology Partnership, Learning Networks, Build Up Network. Business & Economic Research Business Networks on the island of Ireland, Spatial Strategies on the island of Ireland, Competitive Analysis of the Polymer & Plastics Industry, Mapping Study Research & Technological Development Centres, Trade Statistics. Business Capability Improvement Private Equity (EquityNetwork), All Island Best Practice Network, Supply Chain, Entrepreneurship (Entrepreneurship Master Classes), Public Procurement (GO-2-TENDER). InterTradeIreland Co-operative Initiatives Slide 18: InterTradeIreland – Key Performance Data 2003-2007 More than 1300 companies participated on ITI programmes. Participation has created £400m of added value. 204 companies have become first-time innovators. 209 companies have become first-time exporters. 230 companies developed new products/processes. 15 collaborative R&D partnerships. 277 jobs created through ACUMEN programme. Lessons : Lessons 1998 NOW Political Economic Cross Border All Island Trade Competitiveness Bilateralism Institutionalism Some Done, More to Do…? : Some Done, More to Do…? Developing single all-island programmes, eg: Innovation vouchers Marketing scheme for university IP Enterprise networks programme Environmental and business improvement programme 2. Towards a single all-island economic development agency…

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