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NEW publication on: Implementing smart specialisation - thematic platform on industrial modernisation

This paper offers an overview of policy and economic reasons behind the launch of the new Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial...

Interim evaluation of the programme for the competitiveness of enterprises and small and medium-sized enterprises (COSME) (2014-2020)

The Commission will consult representatives of COSME countries’ public administrations and key SME stakeholders separately. Nevertheless, we...

The European Cluster Conference 2016

The European Commission’s Directorate General for the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs is pleased to announce that the...

Call for proposals: Blue Technology - transfer of innovative solutions to sea basin economies

The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) is launching a call for proposals with a view to concluding grant agreements...

Smart Specialisation in Energy – How Europe's regions are implementing their priorities?

On the occasion of Sustainable Energy Week 2016, the Smart Specialisation Platform on Energy (#S3PEnergy) organises the event: Smart...
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What are S3 Actors?

S3 actors play a crucial role in regional and national smart specialisation strategies. They specifically:

  • participate in entrepreneurial discovery process,
  • contribute to the development of S3 strategies and their implementation,
  • provide advice on how to match regional development needs with R&I and vice versa,
  • support particular technologies, industries or clusters,
  • provide an adequate innovation ecosystem,
  • form the quadruple helix of innovation actors,
  • are involved in international networks and thus they add the needed external and outward-looking dimension to smart specialisation strategies.

Events Events

Università, Alta Formazione e Smart Specialisation in Puglia: i progetti HESS e Targeted Support

The JRC and Regione Puglia have been collaborating on a set of activities, as part of the JRC project of “Targeted Support for RIS3 Implementation” since...

Innovation camp smart specialisation in energy

This innovation camp takes place these 11th and 12th October in Brussels. It counts on the joint participation of three S3PEnergy partnerships, external...

First CatLabs Innovation Camp

Innovation Camp is a co-creation methodology that is being tested and promoted by the S3 Platform as a tool and practice that can be embraced by regions...

Smart Regions 2.0 Conference: Maximising Europe's Innovation Potential

The second edition of the high-level Smart Regions even will provide the opportunity for stakeholders to share experience of how smart specialisation has...

The first Steering Committee meeting of the Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation

The first Steering Committee meeting of the Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation gathered 16 EU regions, Commission services and the...
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Publications Publications

Place-Based Innovation Ecosystems: Espoo Innovation Garden and Aalto University (Finland)

JRC Science for Policy Report Gabriel Rissola, Fernando Hervás, Milena Slavcheva and Koen Jonkers
The present case study aims to identify key success factors in the Espoo innovation ecosystem, with particular attention to the role of Aalto University...

Smart Specialisation: Creating Growth through Trans-national cooperation and Value Chains

JRC Science for Policy Report Mariussen Åge; Rakhmatullin Ruslan; Stanionyte Lina.
Thematic Work on the Understanding of Transnational cooperation and Value Chains in the context of Smart Specialisation.

Mapping regional energy interests for S3PEnergy

Policy brief Juan Pablo Jiménez, Andreas Uihlein
This report presents results from a national and regional (NUTS2 level) energy technology interest mapping exercise as well as socio-economic similarities...

Universities and RIS3: the case of Catalonia and the RIS3CAT Communities

18/2016 Elisabetta Marinelli, Susana Elena-Perez, Josep Alias
This report contributes to the debate on the role of Higher Education Institutions in RIS3 by exploring the case of Catalonia. It first assesses the role...

Regional Innovation Ecosystems - Learning from the EU´s Cities and Regions

This publication aims to encourage regional decision-makers to increase their collaboration and partnering. Europe needs more partnering with...
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