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The latest region to register is Cherkasy (UA).

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The latest S3 Platform member is the regional entity Republika Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

HESS exploratory meetings in Severen Tsentralen (Bulgaria)

As a key first step in a HESS case study, focussed on strengthening the involvement of universities in the definition of local development...

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The latest region to register is the Ruse Province (BG).

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The latest region to register is North Rhine-Westphalia (DE).
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S3 Targeted Support S3 Targeted Support

Supporting the refinement and implementation of national and regional RIS3s

The design and implementation of research and innovation strategies for smart specialisation are complex and challenging undertakings. Appropriate structures and practices for the governance of research and innovation must be in place, and can combine existing tools, procedures and knowledge with more novel approaches.  Working in close cooperation with regional and national administrations, a number of S3P activities seek to support RIS3 processes, and their interaction with other research and innovation funding processes.

Combined with analysis of relevant national and regional characteristics, this strand of activity involves more "hands-on" engagement with national and regional stakeholders, working in close collaboration with the "quadruple helix." Consequently, trust and commitment among stakeholders are at the core of this work, and underpin the sustained impact of its positive outcomes. Specific activities focus on addressing bottlenecks to RIS3 implementation, identifying and seeking to overcome administrative, legal as and technical barriers and are tailored to particular needs, such as those of less developed and rural areas. 

By carrying such out activities in selected national and regional contexts over several months, this work aims to provide a robust basis for wider application of the tools developed and the lessons generated, as well as building local capacity for S3 implementation and the use of different funding combinations to achieve desired objectives. The practical orientation of these activities also puts to the test more theoretical perspectives on smart specialisation. 

Events Events

Central European Cooperation in Smart Specialisation on the Application of ICT and Advanced Manufacturing Solutions in the Food Supply Chain workshop

This cooperation workshop is organised by Campden BRI Magyarország Nonprofit Kft. and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia - Chamber of...

EU Industry Day 2018 - Workshop by the Smart Sensor Systems 4 Agri-Food Partnership

In the framework of the second EU Industry Day 2018, 22-23 February, Brussels (BE) the Smart Sensor Systems 4 agri-food partnership will organize a...

University-Business Forum

The forum will have special sessions on the regional dimension of University-Business links and on cross-border cooperation.

PILOT TRAINING FOR NATIONAL/REGIONAL AUTHORITIES WITH LOW H2020 PARTICIPATION ON OPTIMISING THE USE OF H2020 IN IMPLEMENTING RIS3

The workshop is organised as part of the activities of the Stairway to Excellence project managed by the DG JRC, in close cooperation with DG REGIO, as a...
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Publications Publications

Reconciling Smart Specialisation Strategies with State aid – Not an Impossible Mission

European Structural and Investment Funds Journal Péter Staviczky, Fatime Barbara Hegyi
This article highlights the relevance of State aid law both for policy makers and aid grantors when implementing smart specialisation strategies (S3).

Smart specialisation, seizing industrial opportunities

Antonio Vezzani, Marco Baccan, Alina Candu, Alessio Castelli, Mafini Dosso, Petros Gkotsis
This study offers a novel analytical approach to inform the regional search for new industrial opportunities, as promoted by Smart Specialisation within...

Higher Education for Smart Specialisation: Towards strategic partnerships for innovation

S3 Platform Policy Briefs John Edwards, Elisabetta Marinelli, Eskarne Arregui-Pabollet, Louise Kempton
This Policy Brief reports on the results of the first phase of the project 'Higher Education for Smart Specialisation' (HESS). This includes an analysis...

Higher Education for Smart Specialisation: The Case of North East Romania

Elisabetta Marinelli, John Edwards, Cosmina Mironov

Higher Education for Smart Specialisation The Case of Navarre, Spain

Igor Campillo, Eskarne Arregui-Pabollet, Javier Gómez Prieto
This report gathers the main findings extracted from the Navarre case study carried out in the framework of the Higher Education and Smart Specialisation...
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