On 21 February 2017, the North-West region of Romania will organize, with JRC participation, an EDP Focus Group on ICT, which is one of the region's RIS3 priority fields, as well as a sector with recognised potential, nationally and abroad. The event gathers a broad range of local stakehoders, who will analyse current trends in the ICT sector, ways to accelerate the transition from outsourcing to proprietary products, and niche sectors for further development of the sector. The participants will also focus on opportunities for the development of new, innovative products and technology transfer, supported by ERDF funds.
The first meeting of the JRC Lagging Regions Working Group on Monitoring will be held in Barcelona (at the EC Representation) on the 16th of February. During this meeting, representatives from the project's partner regions will examine their approaches to RIS3 monitoring with the support of independent experts. The outcomes of the event will provide the basis for some online learning material.
The Directorate General for Regional and Urban policy (DG REGIO) of the European Commission has launched an initiative in mid-2016 that aims at contributing to the setting up of a type of long-term dialogue for an efficient and enhanced cooperation and exchange of knowledge between actors of the knowledge triangle in Central Europe, in the followiung Member States: Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany (Bavaria, Saxony), Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia. A key objective for this operational networking meeting is to identify and agree on the areas with the highest potential for cooperation in the field of Smart Specialisation among partners from the Central European Member States. The event should result in initialising several working parties to be led by leading organisations for the identified Technology Priority Areas (TPAs) or sub-areas.
Kick-off Event of the Smart Specialisation Platform on Agri-Food is co-organised by the European Commission's S3 Platform and the Government of Tuscany
Second peer-review workshop on Integrated Sustainable Urban Development Strategies will take place in Ghent (BE) on 1st-2nd December 2016
The European Commission’s Directorate General for the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs is pleased to announce that the European Cluster Conference 2016 will be held in Brussels on 30 November – 2nd December 2016. The conference will take place on 1-2 December 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel with a European cluster matchmaking pre-event on 30 November 2016.
The S3 Platform and region Lazio with the regional Innovation Agency Lazio Innova welcome you to the S3 thematic workshop "Smart specialisation and cultural heritage: an engine for innovation and growth". The workshop aims at identifying concrete steps for implementing smart specialisation with a focus on Cultural Heritage as part of the broader area of Cultural and Creative Industries. According to the S3 priorities mapped in the Eye@RIS3 tool, Cultural Heritage is a relevant domain, both regarding cultural heritage technologies, digitisation and imaging, and its cross-sectoral potential in relation to innovative approaches to tourism and sustainable construction, as examples. The event will provide opportunities for mutual learning based on the exchange of experiences from different actors, organisations and institutions addressing Cultural Heritage for territorial development.
Through the Smart Specialisation Strategy for Research and Innovation (S3), the Lombardy Region intents to scale up at European level a policy model to identify and support the Emerging Industries (EI).
This InFocus thematic workshop will address smart specialisation as a booster for cluster-based local economic development.
The objective of the visit was to learn from the experiences on the Smart Specialisation Concept and its implementation in the EU Member States/Regions and Chile.
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