Events Events

Thematic Peer-Review Workshop on RIS3 Governance

27/05/2015 28/05/2015
Across Europe (and even outside), regions are at different stages in the quest for smart specialisation, from understanding what it means and setting a vision for the future, to establishing priorities through an entrepreneurial process of discovery, and finally to begin implementing their strategies.

Launch Event of the European Smart Specialisation Platform on Energy

26/05/2015
At this high-level conference, the joint initiative of the Directorates-General for Regional and Urban Policy, Energy, and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) was launched in order to set up a platform of smart specialisation on energy and brought together representatives from EU institutions, Member States and their regions, energy experts and stakeholders to reflect on and discuss the relevance of Smart Specialisation in the energy sector.

Country event in Brno (CZ)

14/05/2015
This smart specialisation seminar was organised in Brno for participants from both the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The seminar was aimed at discussing the conditions for the fulfilment of the ex-ante conditionality "innovation strategy for smart specialisation" foreseen within the proposal of SF regulations for the programming period 2014-2020.

1st Project Development Lab, Komotini, 6-7 May 2015

06/05/2015 07/05/2015
Many of the promising ideas generated during the Entrepreneurial Discovery Process (EDP) focus groups were further pursued in line with possible funding sources in the first Project Development Lab (PDL). This workshop event took place in Komotini on 6-7 May 2015.

KETs for Regional Growth: Synergies between Horizon 2020 and ESIF

06/05/2015
Synergies with other EU, national or regional programmes are encouraged in Horizon 2020 in order to stimulate the use of the new opportunities to bring together funding from different and also public sources for industrial projects.

Fourth Entrepreneurial Discovery Process (EDP) focus group on marble in the region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace

05/05/2015 05/05/2015
The workshop on the value chain of non-metallic minerals was based on the same approach that was followed for organising three similar events in the past (wine, dairy/meat products, tourism). The event gave the opportunity to the participants (representing all strands of the triple helix) to be exposed on key innovations in the value chain of the selected sectors at the national and European level and at the same time to stimulate idea generation for business development.

4th Entrepreneurial Discovery Process Focus Group on Marble in the Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, Drama, 5 May 2015

05/05/2015 05/05/2015
The workshop on the value chain of non-metallic minerals was based on the same approach that was followed for organising three similar events in the past (wine, dairy/meat products, tourism). The event gave the opportunity to the participants (representing all strands of the triple helix) to be exposed on key innovations in the value chain of the selected sectors at the national and European level and at the same time to stimulate idea generation for business development.

RIM Plus Workshop - "Developing new industrial value chains through open innovation collaboration spaces"

29/04/2015
The RIM Plus organised in cooperation with DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs of the European Commission and Emilia-Romagna Region, a workshop on developing new industrial value chains across European regions, taking advanced manufacturing as an example. It was the first in a series of eight events to be organised during the period 2015-2016.

Delivering Smart Specialisation and Economic Transformation through Clusters

27/04/2015 28/04/2015
The European Commission, the DG for Regional and Urban Policy and the DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs organised the conference GROW your REGIOn: Delivering Smart Specialisation and Economic Transformation through Clusters.

Thematic workshop on RIS3 and Fuel Cells & Hydrogen

22/04/2015 23/04/2015
This was a thematic workshop aimed at technology developers, appliers, end-users, and regional governments is organised by the European Joint Undertaking on Fuel Cells & Hydrogen (FCH) the French region Rhône-Alpes in cooperation with the S3 Platform has as an objective boosting collaboration between the FC industry and the regions interested in applying FCH based solutions in their Smart Specialization priorities.