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Workshop: "Insights on assessing the Smart Specialisation experience so far"

General Information

Organised by the S3 Platform, this event gathered a small group of experienced practitioners that provided insightful feedback of their experience of S3 implementation to date and reflected together on better RIS3 design for the upcoming programming period.

Focus points:

1) An overview of strengths & weaknesses witnessed so far, as well as threats and opportunities that may be emerging, based on the experience accumulated so far with the S3 process;

2) Lessons learned by regions and main pitfalls observed for each of the six steps described in the Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3) guide;

3) Recommendations for a continuous improvement of the RIS3 with a view to better designing the strategies after 2020;

4) Capacity (e.g. in terms of human resources) needed to successfully design and implement a RIS3.

Agenda and Presentations

 

 

   9:00 - 9:15

 

 Welcome and registration (welcome coffee)

 

   9:15 - 9:30

 

 

  Opening by Alessandro Rainoldi, Head of the Territorial Development Unit within the Directorate General Joint Research Centre

  Peter Berkowitz, Head of Unit for Smart and Sustainable Growth within the Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy

  Anna Sobczak, Cluster and emergency industries, DG GROW

  Foreword by Dimitrios Kyriakou and Caroline Cohen, Members of the S3 Platform

  

   9:30-11:00

 

  Presentation by 3 experts (20 minutes each), followed by a question and answer session (30 minutes):

 - Kristiina Jokelainen, Director, International relations and S3 Implementations for Lapland region, Finland,
together with Kaarina Mäcklin, Senior expert, EU relations

- Maria Kassotaki, Head of the Managing Authority of Crete Region, Greece

- Luc Hulsman, Programme manager, Northern Netherlands Alliance

 

   11:00-11:30

 

Coffee break

 

   11:30-13:00

 

  Presentation by 3 experts (20 minutes each), followed by a question and answer session (30 minutes):

- Petra Szávics, Independent expert, former coordinator of RIS3 elaboration and implementation in the North-West Region, Romania

- Ramojus Reimeris, Acting director of Research and higher education monitoring centre (MOSTA), Lithuania

- Elizabeth Duda, Manager of the Wielkopolska Region Innovation Observatory - Department of Economy, Marshal Office of the  Wielkpolska Region in Poznan, Poland

 

   13:00-14:00

 

Lunch break

 

   14:00-15:30

 

  Presentation by 3 experts (20 minutes each), followed by a question and answer session (30 minutes):

- Marco De Maggio,  Phd  - Italian Agency for Territorial Cohesion, Italy

- José-Carlos Caldeira, Senior Consultant to the Board, INESC TEC, Portugal

- Manuel Gavira, Former senior specialist in DG REGIO Smart Growth Matrix, France

 

   15:30-16:00

   

 Coffee break

  16:00-17:10

 

  Presentation by 2 experts (20 minutes each), followed by a question and answer session (30 minutes):

- Bernard De Potter, Administrator-general, Flanders Innovation and Enterprise, Belgium

- Gregorio Muñoz Abad, Deputy Commissioner for Science and Technology, Regional Government of Castilla y León, Spain

 

  17:10 – 17.30

 

Closing session

Venue

DG JRC Seville

Contact information

Caroline Cohen