The project started in March 2010 and the duration of the project is divided into 6 project periods.
The strategic action areas and their approaches are the scientific input for the implementation of the innovative idea to the scientific evaluation of "good practices" in comparison to future innovations.
The main output of IDEA is a proven strategy to secure the human capital for the innovation process. This strategy is transferable for the participating regions and central Europe. The IDEA strategy consists of the following key elements:
1.Description of the current situation and the environment
2. Examination of the scope
3. Sub-strategies from the pilot projects
4. Methods and tools for implementation of strategic activities