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Sixty EU Regions Get Ready for Joint Energy Projects

Sixty EU regions which have set energy as a priority in their Smart Specialisation Strategies will now move to the practical phase –...

EIT has launched its 2018 call for new KICs

Calling urban mobility and manufacturing innovators: competition for new EIT innovation communities launched

Analytical reports on promising KETs-based products

The reports on promising KETs-based products aimed to provide stakeholders with an analytical base to help strengthen cross-regional cooperation...

Call for membership in the High-Level Industrial Roundtable ''Industry 2030"

Following the renewed industrial policy strategy published on 13 September, the European Commission set up the High-Level Industrial Roundtable...

Call published: European Strategic Cluster Partnerships for smart specialisation investments

In order to facilitate strategic interregional collaborations and strong industry involvement, and to create a project pipeline for smart...
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S3 Thematic Platforms S3 Thematic Platforms

On the 2nd of June 2016, during the Smart Regions conference, the European Commission has launched two Smart Specialisation Platforms: for Industrial Modernisation and Agri-Food, in addition to the existing S3 Platform for Energy.

These initiatives are to offer hands-on support to regions to foster interregional cooperation based on matching smart specialisation priorities related to these three areas - such as Key Enabling Technologies, service innovation or resource efficiency. It will be hosted by the European Commission's Smart Specialisation Platform located in Seville.

The aim of this initiative is to create an investment pipeline of mature projects in new growth areas across the EU, by providing tailored advice and helping regions establish links with the business and research communities.

The platform could help regions develop or share infrastructure such as testing facilities, pilot plants, data centres, and Fab-Labs.

Particular support will be given to regions to combine different EU investment instruments, such as the European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds, COSME, Horizon2020 and the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the heart of the Investment Plan.

 

Background

Smart specialisation is an innovative approach promoting efficient and targeted use of public investment in research and innovation to enable countries and regions to capitalize on their strengths and create new competitive advantages. National and regional smart specialisation strategies serve as compasses for ESI Funds investments in research and innovation.

135 regions indicated industrial modernisation-related priorities as one of their key investment areas under smart specialisation, thus highlighting the enormous potential for joint projects.

The first thematic Smart Specialisation Platform was set up in 2015 to foster interregional cooperation in the field of energy. The Platforms, managed by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, provide expertise, advice and networking opportunities through workshops and seminars.

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Events Events

The 3rd Steering Committee meeting of S3P-Industry

S3P-Industry and Interreg Europe working for Industrial modernisation

The third Steering Committee meeting of the Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation will take place in Rovaniemi, Finland on 12 April...

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...

Second European Industry Day

Save the date for European Industry Day 2018 on 22-23 February 2018 and call for expression of interest for organising workshops during the event
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Publications Publications

Capitalising on Smart Specialisation and Interreg, the case of energy

Javier Gómez Prieto, Inmaculada Periañez-Forte, Manuel Palazuelos Martinez
This paper suggests that the promotion of inter-regional collaboration – during the implementation of the research and innovation strategies for smart...

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...

Implementing smart specialisation - thematic platform on industrial modernisation

S3 Policy Brief Series Fatime Barbara Hegyi and Ruslan Rakhmatullin
This paper offers an overview of policy and economic reasons behind the launch of the new Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation.

Dynamics of Smart Specialisation Agri-food Trans-regional Cooperation

21/2017 Katerina Ciampi Stancova, Alessio Cavicchi
The objective of this paper is to inform the community of researchers, policymakers and practitioners about the dynamics of setting up the Thematic Smart...
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EU Research & Innovation for and with Cities - Yearly mapping report

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An analysis of drivers, barriers and readiness factors of EU companies for adopting advanced manufacturing products and technologies

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