Call for Expression of Interest for Regional Authorities to Participate in a Pilot Action on Industrial Transition
On 18th July, the European Commission adopted the Communication "Strengthening innovation in Europe's regions: towards resilient, inclusive and sustainable territorial growth strategies" (COM(2017)376 final) which called for intensified efforts to reform regional innovation systems, including through making better use of policy instruments such as clusters or digital innovation hubs to support research and business collaboration. In the frame of this initiative the Commission proposed launching two pilot actions by the end of 2017 on "Industrial transition regions".
The Communication announced a pilot action involving a limited number of test regions expressing their interest to work on the basis of their respective smart specialisation strategies in order to promote broad-based innovation to address the challenges of the industrial transition. This was further confirmed in the Communication "Investing in a smart, innovative and sustainable industry; a renewed EU industrial Policy Strategy".
Deadline: 31 October 2017, 23:00h CET