Thomas Pornschlegel

Fields of Work





Survey by Fields of Work
here:     Technology Transfer and Business Incubators

2002 - 2003

Long-term technical assistance to the Ministry for Regional Development, Prague, in the implementation and further development of the cross-border co-operation programmes with Austria, Germany and Poland (Phare-CBC and transition towards Interreg).
West Midlands Enterprise, Birmingham


Feasibility study for the conversion of the border crossing areas Sezana and Vrtojba between Italy and Slovenia (Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ljubljana). Detailed regional analysis (approximately 100 interviews) and assessment of transport flows from and development plans of the ports of Rijeka, Koper, Triest and Monfalcone, as well as along the "Pontebbana" (Udine-Villach), the 5th corridor (east of Trieste) and the link Rijeka-Zagreb-Budapest. Description of potential logistics activities. Initiation and strengthening of cross-border co-operation between the Slovenian and Italian sides, particularly in the Trieste region. Investment proposal for two cross-border business incubators and innovation centres. Grants for these proposed projects have been approved by the European Commission from Phare-CBC funds.
West Midlands Enterprise, Birmingham


Assessment of the SPP pilot project on a regional innovation and entrepreneurship network in Ida-Virumaa and South-East Estonia.
West Midlands Enterprise, Birmingham


Study on the second phase of the Tartu Science Park and on networking of innovation centres. The investment proposals have been implemented.
West Midlands Enterprise, Birmingham

2000 - 2001

Programming of Phare 2001 Structural and Cohesion Funds in Bulgaria (team leader)
  • Access roads to sites with tourism potential
  • Establishment of tourism products linked to the reconstruction of cultural monuments
  • Six high-tech incubators
  • SME support programme (advisory services and production technology grants)
  • Social inclusion and training measures
  • Institutional development projects with several ministries
West Midlands Enterprise, Birmingham


Trainer on industrial reconversion
EURADA • PRIMUS development agency, Porto/Portugal
With support from regional development instiutions of the Palatinate


Trainer on science and technology parks
EURADA • Agência de Desinvolvimento do Vale do Ave (Portugal)
With support from BIC Kaiserslautern and Institute for Micro-Technology, Mainz

1999 - 2000

EU-Accession Pilot Project Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen County, Hungary
  • Regional development
EU-Phare • West Midlands Enterprise, Birmingham


Regional development study Jiu Valley, Romania
  • Development strategies,
  • Tourism,
  • Public work programmes,
  • New industrial activities
  • Use of pre-accession funds, investment priorities
EU-Phare • West Midlands Enterprise, Birmingham • Kienbaum, Düsseldorf

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