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RIS3 Implementation Workshop on Blue Growth

General Information

In October 2015, as part of the Open Days programme, the S3 Platform together with the government of the Canary Islands, organised a workshop on the implementation of Smart Specialisation in the area of 'Blue Growth'. Participants included regions that have chosen maritime priorities in their Smart Specialisation Strategies (S3). Four S3P members presented their plans for specialising in Blue Growth: The Canary Islands (ES), Nordland (NO), Portugal and Ireland. It was a highly participative workshop that also included a technical visit to the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands and the port of Las Palmas. 

The specific objectives were to:

  1. Understand how blue growth has been prioritized and framed in RIS3;
  2. Discuss blue growth solutions proposed by industry, researchers and other stakeholders;
  3. Examine possible blue growth policy mixes including the use of European funds;
  4. Explore possibilities for transnational cooperation projects.

The workshop resulted in a JRC Policy Brief on Blue Growth and Smart Specialisation: How to catch maritime growth thrBlue Growth and Smart Specialisation: How to catch maritime growth through 'Value Nets'ough 'Value Nets'.

Agenda and Presentations

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Thursday, October 8th

09:00 – 09:30

Registration

09:30 – 11:00

Opening
Moderated by Marcelino Cabrera, S3 Platform Project Leader, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

Welcome by the Canary Islands Agency for Research, Innovation and Information Society and by the S3 Platform

Introduction to the Canary Islands

Check in: Introduction and expectations of participants

Opportunities and challenges for RIS3 implementation by Marek Przeor, DG Regional Policy

Implementation of RIS3 and the role of the S3 Platform, by John Edwards, Joint Research Centre

Discussion

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00

Background to Blue Growth and Smart Specialisation
Moderated by John Edwards, S3 Platform

Pathways for Blue Growth, by Jan-Maarten de Vet, lead author of the European Commission sponsored Blue Growth Study

From Policy to Practice: Regional Perspectives on Smart Specialisation and Blue Growth, by Damien Périssé of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions

Discussion

13:15 – 14:30

Lunch break

14:30 – 16:00

Policy mixes for implementing RIS3 Blue Growth Priorities
Moderated by Mathieu Doussineau, Joint Research Centre

Synergies between Horizon 2020 and the Cohesion Policy to support Blue Growth, by Mathieu Doussineau, JRC

Research-Industry cooperation in the marine economy, by Jonathan Williams, CEO Marine SE

Inter-regional cooperation in the maritime economy, by Federico Cardona of the Support Team for the EU Atlantic Action Plan

Discussion

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee break

16:30– 18:00

Special Session on Marine Energy 

Moderated by Manuel Palazuelos MartínezJRC, European Commission

The Smart Specialisation Platform on Energy, by Manuel Palazuelos MartínezProject Leader of the S3P for Energy, JRC, European Commission

Ocean energy in the EU: Current developments and Innovation, by Andreas Uihlein, Institute for Energy and Transport (IET), Joint Research Centre

Andalucia: The contribution of Ocean Energy for Andalucia, by Pedro M. Mayorga Rubio, Enerocean

 

20:00

Joint Dinner

Friday, October 9th

09:00 – 09:30

Checking in

9:30 – 11:00

Story Telling about Blue Growth in National RIS3
Moderated by the Canary Islands or Nordland County Council

Portugal, Telmo Carvalho of the Portuguese Research Funding Council

Ireland, John Evans of the Marine Institute

The countries will make a presentation of their blue growth priorities and how they will be implemented. Participants will analyse and discuss the opportunities and challenges for these countries.

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00

Story Telling about Blue Growth in regional RIS3
Moderated by the Portuguese FCT or the Marine Institute Ireland

The Canary Islands, Agency for Research, Innovation and Information Society

Nordland, Terje Stabæk of Nordland County Council

The regions will make a presentation of their blue growth priorities and how they will be implemented. Participants will analyse and discuss the opportunities and challenges for these regions.

13:00 – 13:30

Conclusions

13:30 – 16:30

Lunch and Study Visit

Participants will have the opportunity to visit the facilities of the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands and the PORT of Las Palmas de GC.

 

Venue

Calle Profesor Agustín Millares Carló, 18. (Edificio de Usos Múltiples II, Gobierno de Canarias). 35003, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Registration information

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