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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. 

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International Development Lab on the Valorisation of Endogenous Resources in the Wine Value Chain

This international development lab builds further on an earlier Entrepreneurial Discovery Focus Group targeting the wine and vineyard value chain.

WORKING GROUP 'H2020 FOR RIS3' ON OPTISMISING THE USE OF H2020 IN IMPLEMENTING SMART SPECIALISATION

The first meeting of the Working Group is organised as part of the Stairway to Excellence project, managed by JRC in close cooperation with DG REGIO, and...

Smart Specialisation and Technology Transfer as Innovation Drivers for Regional Growth

This high-level conference is organised under the auspices of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU.
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JRC and Climate KIC sign collaboration agreement

Vladimír Šucha, Director General, Joint Research Centre (JRC), and Kirsten Dunlop, Chief Executive Officer, Climate-KIC, have signed a...

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Kosovo has registered to the S3 Platform.

Commission promotes greater participation of businesses in regional innovation strategies

The Commission will continue to support actions aiming to improve regional innovation systems in low-growth and low-income regions in Romania,...
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