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13-14/11/2014


The first Emerging Industries conference "Rinascimento: Emerging Industries - A New Engine for Growth" will take place on 13-14 November 2014 in Milan, organised by Regione Lombardia in cooperation with the European Commission's Enterprise & Industry Directorate-General in the framework of the Italian Council Presidency. The programme will be made available in due course at www.emiconference2014.regione.lombardia.it

20-21/10/2014 The "European Cluster Conference 2014: Boosting SME growth, industrial renewal and regional structural change through modern cluster policies and support" on 20-21 October 2014 in Brussels, where we will be very glad to have you on Tuesday 21st of October in the session in the breakout-session from 9h30-11h on Cluster policy excellence and evaluation, which is followed by the participatory session. The conference is organised by the European Commission's Enterprise & Industry Directorate-General with the help of its European Cluster Observatory. The registration site with the program is available at http://acceptance.clusterconference2014.eu
23/09/2014

 The workshop on cluster excellence entitled "Moving forward the EU policy agenda on cluster excellence: Lessons learned and new challenges at policy and operational level"  will take place on 23 September 2014 in Brussels and is organised by the European Commission's Enterprise & Industry Directorate-General, see http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/newsroom/cf/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=7703&lang=fr&title=Moving-forward-the-EU-policy-agenda-on-cluster-excellence.

05/09/2014

New publication in the S3 Policy Brief and Working Paper Series, check it out!

Developing Danube R&I Projects across Borders - How to Make the Join Use of EU-Funds a Reality? 

Authors: Ales Gnamus, Fatime Barbara Hegyi and Susana Elena Perez
S3 Policy Brief 10/2014

29/08/2014 The Cockatoo Network is a group of some 350 people and organisations with a common interest in collaboration on economic and regional development. It is based in Canberra, Australia, and has members in 26 countries. Its particular focus is investment attraction, industry clusters, regional development, hard and soft infrastructure, innovation policy, scoping projects etc.
It is specifically looking for people and organisations around the world with a common interest, and who might:
- provide a reference point or lead to clusters with a likely interest in connecting with clusters/networks in Australia;
- be an alliance partner of the Cockatoo Network;
- provide a link to the Cockatoo Network on their website/blog if relevant.
More information and contacts: http://www.sunrisetradenetwork.org/Our_Networks.html 
21/08/2014 The latest region to register to the S3 Platform Valle d'Aosta/Vallée d'Aoste (IT). 
15/07/2014 The S3 Platform and the European University Association publish statement on 'Mobilising Universities for Smart Specialisation' following high level conference in Brussels on 20th June.
07/07/2014

New publications in the S3 Policy Brief and Working Paper Series, check them out!

Breaking with the past in smart specialisation: A new model of selection of business stakeholders within the entrepreneurial process of discovery
Authors: Diego Martínez López and Manuel Palazuelos Martínez
S3 Working Paper 04/2014

Smart specialisation in the tangled web of European inter-regional trade
Authors: Carlo Gianelle, Xabier Goenaga, Ignacio González and Mark Thissen
S3 Working Paper 05/2014

11/07/2014

5th FTA Conference: Call for abstracts open until 11 July
The JRC has launched a call for abstracts (deadline 11 July 2014) for the fifth edition of the "Future-oriented Technology Analysis" (FTA) global conference. Theme 1 (Innovation Systems) welcomes in particular abstracts on the use of participatory approaches in support of regional innovation policies and the smart specialisation agenda. Also Theme 2 (on creative interfaces for forward looking activities) could be of interest especially for putting the entrepreneurial process of discovery into practice. Event dates: Brussels on 27-28 November 2014.

To obtain more information, click here.

23/06/2014 "InnovFin – EU Finance for Innovators" has been launched and will make available more than €24 billion of financing for research and innovation (R&I) by small, medium and large companies and the promoters of research infrastructures. This finance is expected to support up to €50 billion of final R&I investments.
20/06/2014

New publication in the S3 Policy Brief and Working Paper Series, check it out!

Regional benchmarking in the smart specialisation process: Identification of reference regions based on structural similarity

S3 Working Paper No. 03/2014 by Mikel Navarro, Juan José Gibaja, Susana Franco, Asier Murciego, Carlo Gianelle, Fatime Barbara Hegyi and Alexander Kleibrink

09/06/2014 The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Slaskie (PL).
21/05/2014 Bulgaria has registered to the S3 Platform.
11/04/2014 The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Keski-Suomi (FI).
10/04/2014 The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Centru (RO).
07/04/2014 The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Thüringen (DE).

28/03/2014

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Värmland (SE).

19/03/2014

The S3P website is now richer thanks to an important new interactive tool for Regional Benchmarking which helps identifying structurally similar regions across Europe with a simple click.

The interactive tool was developed by the S3 Platform in collaboration with Orkestra - Basque Institute of Competitiveness, and will be progressively equipped with additional links and functionalities aimed to improve integration with the Eye@RIS3 tool and with the dedicated S3P pages that have been produced for each of the regions and countries registered in the S3 Platform.

Please notice the new menu S3 Tools under which you can now find the Regional Benchmarking tool, the Eye@RIS3 and a section containing additional Data Sources for regional comparison.

18/03/2014

EC launches 2014 European Research Area Survey
The EC has launched the 2014 edition of the European Research Area (ERA) Survey on how to implement a 'single market' within the EU for researchers, knowledge and technology. Taking into account the EC's aim that all the elements should be in place to create a properly functioning ERA by 2014, the 2014 ERA Survey is therefore "crucial for identifying areas where progress has been made and where further efforts are required". The results of the Survey, which follows on from a similar exercise in 2012, will also be "aggregated at national level to reflect the overall state of play in each country". The deadline for sending responses is 21 March 2014.
The Survey, which contains a range of questions but has been streamlined compared to the 2012 edition, has been divided into two formats – one for 'organisations that fund research' and one for 'organisations that perform or perform and fund research'. Accordingly, national Research Councils/funding agencies as well as universities and research institutes are encouraged to complete the survey. The results of the Survey will also feed into the development of the next ERA Progress Report, due to be published later in 2014.
The Survey can be accessed at: http://ec.europa.eu/research/era/eraprogress_en.htm

13/03/2014

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Bavaria (DE).

10/03/2014

New publications in the S3 Policy Brief and Working Paper Series, check them out!

S3 Policy Brief 03/2013 by Louise Kempton, John Goddard, John Edwards, Fatime Barbara Hegyi and Susana Elena-Pérez

S3 Policy Brief 04/2014 by Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Marco di Cataldo and Alessandro Rainoldi

S3 Policy Brief 05/2014 by Åge Mariussen, Inger Midtkandal and Ruslan Rakhmatullin

S3 Policy Brief 06/2014 by Ron Boschma and Carlo Gianelle

07/03/2014

Network launched for regions prioritising in bioeconomy potentials: The BERST project will also provide a toolkit to help regions in their trajectory of bioeconomy development.

19/02/2014

S3 Working Paper Series has now started! The S3 Platform has published the first two working papers: (i) Preliminary report on KETs priorities declared by regions in the context of their work on Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3) by Jens Sörvik, Ruslan Rakhmatullin and Manuel Palazuelos Martínez. And (2) The S3 Platform Peer Review Methodology by Inger Midtkandal and Ruslan Rakhmatullin. Check them out in the S3 Policy Briefs and Working Papers section of this site.

14/02/2014

The EIT has today published the 2014 Call for Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) proposals. Two new KICs will be selected focusing on innovation for healthy living and active ageing, and on raw materials – sustainable exploration, extraction processing, recycling and substitution. You can find more information about the call here.

14/02/2014

SMART SPECIALISATION IN SOUTHERN EUROPE: The S3 Platform is organising a special session at the Annual Conference of the APDR (Portuguese section of the European Regional Science Association) in Évora, Portugal in July. Please see call for proposals. Dedline for submission of abstracts is 30th March.

05/02/2014

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Opolskie (PL).

28/01/2014

New Horizon 2020 calls for proposals – DG Research & Innovation has announced a series of Horizon 2020 calls with numerous funding opportunities. The information is published at the Participant Portal along with the reference documents and online manual. There are interesting possibilities also for policy makers, for instance for cluster cooperation.  A useful easy-to-use summary of the calls was prepared by EURADA and is available in the attached file – PDF. The calendar of the national launch events for the Horizon 2020 is available here.

17/01/2014

The Digital Entrepreneurship Monitor website has been launched, which provides an overview of the work undertaken by the digital entrepreneurs DG ENTR project. It enables policymakers and those assisting digital entrepreneurs to benchmark and compare their local and national performance using statistics. The details of more than 1,000 policy initiatives to support digital entrepreneurs from all the EU countries and the main international partners are available and may stimulate policy exchanges and mutual learning. The Digital Entrepreneurship Monitor website provides also insights to digital technologies and case studies of successful digital businesses, with the objective to inspire more entrepreneurial action and spark new business ideas among entrepreneurs and enterprises.

10/12/2013

Call for expression of interest for experts for the evaluation of proposals under Horizon 2020, the EU's new funding instrument for Research and Innovation (2014-2020), and for other tasks as described in the call. Those already registered in the FP7 experts database and interested to continue under H2020 should update their profiles on the Participants Portal. Other interested experts are welcome to register at the Participants Portal. Previously registered and new experts should tick the "Horizon 2020" box and indicate their fields of expertise related to the NMP+B part and/or ICT part of H2020. Experts with a strong relevant research and technological background are required and it will be important to cover appropriately the industrial dimension of our programme and to address all aspects of innovation. All details on this call for experts can be found on the Participants Portal.

10/12/2013

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform are the Ionian Islands - Ionia Nisia (GR).

26/11/2013

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Zachodniopomorskie - West-Pomerania (PL).

19/11/2013

We would like to draw your attention to a call for papers for a Special Issue of Springer's Journal of the Knowledge Economy. The issue will focus on RIS3 for Growth. Full drafts will need to be submitted before December 31, 2013. A link to this call can be found here.   

12/11/2013

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Stockholm (SE).

11/11/2013

S3 Governance Guide prepared by Willem Reek of Northern Netherlands Alliance now available! Recommended reading for all EU regions.

04/11/2013

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is North Karelia (FI).

21/10/2013

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Vienna (AT).

21/10/2013

Estonia has registered to the S3 Platform.

14/10/2013

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Östergötlands län (SE).

14/10/2013

Romania has registered to the S3 Platform.

14/10/2013

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Lorraine (FR).

10/10/2013

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Provence-Alpes-Côte d´Azur (FR).

09/10/2013

Ireland and Poland have registered to the S3 Platform.

09/10/2013

The latest regions to register to the S3 Platform are the Autonomous Province of Trento (IT) and Pays de la Loire (FR).

07/10/2013

The EC has launched a prize for the first European Capital of Innovation, which will reward the city building the best 'innovation ecosystem' connecting citizens, public organisations, academia and businesses. Cities will be judged both on initiatives and achievements until now, as well as on future ideas to enhance innovative capacity. A comprehensive strategy should be in place which demonstrates several characteristics including innovative concepts, processes and tools; and attracting talent, funding, investment and citizens' involvement. The contest is open to cities in any EU Member State or Associated Country. The award is for cities with over 100,000 inhabitants and for initiatives that have been running since at least 1 January 2010. An independent panel of experts will select the winner in spring 2014, with the winning city receiving €500,000 towards scaling up its efforts. The deadline for applications was 03 December 2013.

17/09/2013

European Social Innovation Competition, Milan (IT), 11 October 2013 Further information can be found here.

12/09/2013

We would like to remind you of an open call for papers for a Special Issue of Springer's Journal of the Knowledge Economy. The issue will focus on RIS3 for Growth. Springer Journal of the Knowledge Economy. A link to the actual call can be found here.

09/09/2013

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Örebro (SE).

05/09/2013

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Gävleborg (SE).

03/09/2013

England has registered to the S3 Platform.

30/07/2013

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Tees Valley (UK).

05/07/2013

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Dalarna (SE).

05/07/2013

Portugal has registered to the S3 Platform.

28/06/2013

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Greater Manchester (UK).

26/06/2013

Registration for the peer review and thematic workshop on tourism in Faro is now closed.

19/06/2013

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Scotland (UK).

11/06/2013

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Lappeenranta-Imatra (FI).

06/06/2013

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Bourgogne (FR).

03/06/2013

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Nord-Vest (RO).

24/05/2013

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Pohjois-Savo (FI).

24/05/2013

The Republic of Latvia has registered to the S3 Platform.

10/05/2013

The latest regions to register to the S3 Platform are Moravia-Silesia (CZ), Central Macedonia (GR) and Friuli-Venezia Giulia (IT).

29/04/2013

The Czech Republic has registered to the S3 Platform.

19/04/2013

NEW CALL FOR PROPOSALS DEMAND-SIDE ACTION FOR INNOVATION - https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/page/funding and http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/contracts-grants/calls-for-proposals/index_en.htm

06/04/2013

Croatia has registered to the S3 Platform.

06/04/2013

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Epirus (GR).

12/03/2013

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Molise (IT).

07/03/2013

The latest regions to register to the S3 Platform are Franche-Comté (FR), Nordjylland (DK) and Lazio (IT).

04/03/2013

The latest regions to register to the S3 Platform are Nord-Est (RO) and Varsinais-Suomi (FI).

27/02/2013

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Calabria (IT).

26/02/2013

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Midtjylland (DK).

26/02/2013

Cyprus has registered to the S3 Platform.

22/02/2013

The latest regions to register to the S3 Platform are Autonomous Province of Southtyrol (IT), South Transdanubia (HU) and West Transdanubia (HU).

13/02/2013

The latest regions to register to the S3 Platform are Közép-Dunántúl (HU) and Közép-Magyarország (HU).

05/02/2013

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Abbruzzo (IT).

30/01/2013

Hungary has registered to the S3 Platform.

30/01/2013

Slovenia has registered to the S3 Platform.

30/01/2013

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Uusimaa (FI).

30/01/2013

CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST within the framework of the ClusterPoliSEE project (co-funded by the European Commission within the SEE Transnational Cooperation Programme on Southeast Europe). Here you may find more information regarding the Call and the required application package.

16/01/2013

The latest regions to register to the S3 Platform are Dél-Alföld (HU), Limousin (F) and Vojvodina (Serbia).

09/01/2013

The application process for the 2014 RegioStars Awards is now open. Applications should be send by 19 April 2013 to the electronic address REGIO-STARS@ec.europa.eu.

21/12/2012

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Crete (GR).

20/12/2012

Malta has registered to the S3 Platform.

17/12/2012

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Liguria (IT).

26/11/2012

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Western Greece (GR).

20/11/2012

Lithuania has registered to the S3 Platform.

20/11/2012

The latest regions to register to the S3 Platform are Tampere (FI) and Nordland (NO).

14/11/2012

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Malopolskie (PL).

08/11/2012

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Eastern Macedonia and Thrace (GR).

07/11/2012

The latest regions to register to the S3 Platform are Algarve (PT), Madeira (PT), Rhône-Alpes (FR), Etelä-Pohjanmaa (FI), Lapland (FI) and Warminsko-Mazurskie (PL).

24/10/2012

The latest regions to register to the S3 Platform are Lodzkie (PL) and Lisboa (PT).

19/10/2012

The latest regions to register to the S3 Platform are Campania (IT) and Kujawsko-Pomorskie (PL).

10/10/2012

The latest regions to register to the S3 Platform are Basilicata (IT), Eszak-Alföld (HU) and Wales (UK).

09/10/2012

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Extremadura (ES).

09/10/2012

The agenda and practical information for Smart Specialisation in the Atlantic Arc is now available!

20/09/2012

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Hlavní město Praha (CZ).

19/09/2012

The latest regions to register to the S3 Platform are Sicilia (IT), Slovak Republic (SK) and Veneto (IT).

29/08/2012

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Languedoc-Rousillon (FR).

27/08/2012

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Oulu (FI).

27/08/2012

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Attiki (GR).

17/08/2012

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Pomorskie (PL).

09/08/2012

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Cantabria (ES).

08/08/2012

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is North-Hungarian Region (HU) - Miskolc.

06/08/2012

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Centro (PT).

31/07/2012

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Galicia (ES).

26/07/2012

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Alentejo (Alto, Baixo, Central e Litoral) (PT).

25/07/2012

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Asturias (ES).

18/07/2012

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Norte (PT).

18/07/2012

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Castilla - La Mancha (ES).

02/07/2012

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Wielkopolska (PL).

28/06/2012

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Satakunta (FI).

27/06/2012

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Buckinghamshire (UK).

13/06/2012

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Champagne-Ardenne (FR).

08/06/2012

The latest region that registered to the S3 Platform is Bretagne (FR).

04/06/2012

The next meeting of the IQ-Net network will take place on 18-20 June 2012 in Tampere (Finland). For more information about IQ-Net, please check their website.

01/06/2012

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Picardie (FR).

23/05/2012

The lastest region to register to the S3 Platform is La Rioja (ES).

22/05/2012

The latest regions to register to the S3 Platform are: Lower Silesia and Podkarpackie (PL), Umbria (IT) and Catalunya (ES).

02/05/2012 

The latest region to register within the Platform is Sardinia (IT)

25/04/2012

The latest region to register within the Platform is Community of Valencia (ES)

20/04/2012 

A study on the development of a methodology for the profiling of regional economies is available in the Document library.

18/04/2012

Corse region (FR) registered today to the Platform.

7/04/2012   

The latest regions to register within the Platform are: Northamptonshire (UK), Świętokrzyskie (PL), Lubelskie (PL), Emilia-Romagna (IT), and Toscana (IT).

02/04/2012

New version of the RIS3 Guide published - Read it here!

30/03/2012

The latest regions to register with the Platform are: Lubuskie (PL), Kainuu (FI) and Baleares (ES)

 

S3 Events S3 Events

Forthcoming Events:

2-3/10/2014

Cohesion Policy and the Synergies with the Research and Innovation Funds: The Stairway to Excellence. Launching conference, 2-3 October 2014, Prague (Czech Republic). The conference aims to launch the project and explain its rationale, objectives and roadmap, to  raise awareness of the actions needed to enable synergies between different EU funding programmes for research and innovation, and to share experiences in combining Structural Funds and Framework Programmes to improve excellence in R&I systems.  More information can be found here.

17-18/9/2014

REGISTER NOW FOR OUR OUTREACH EVENT ON DIGITAL GROWTH AND SMART SPECIALISATION, 17-18 September 2014, in Lodz (Poland). Together with DG CONNECT and Lodzkie Region we present examples of how digital growth strategies are developed and interesting policy measures in different thematic areas. More information can be found here.
   
   
   

 

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