The thematic University-Business Forum took place in Vilnius and Kaunas, Lithuania. It brought together around 200 high-level representatives from higher education, business as well as national, regional and local authorities from Europe and beyond. There was no registration fee for the Forum.
The motto of the EXPO 2015:" Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life" is a global appeal to reflect upon current issues of nutrition, food production, management and distribution, as well as global and regional governance of food. Participating countries, organisations and institutions will share their experience, demonstrate and confront their approaches as well as discuss potential future scenarios and development. The European Union, a key player on international scale, shared results of its work done over the last 50 years.
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At this event, practitioners from various regions and will provide an opportunity to exchange views and liaise with potential co-operation partners while at the same time developing a broader perspective on the opportunities and challenges provided by advanced manufacturing initiatives.
The S3 Platform together with the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy organised the Danube smart specialisation (S3) workshop “Gathering opportunities around RIS3 priorities” in Vienna, Austria. The workshop aimed at identifying concrete initiatives for transnational cooperation around some common smart specialisation priorities in the Danube region. The workshop provided the arena to explore collaboration opportunities in ICT, health, energy and sustainable innovations.
In the light of the approved Operational Programme I (Fostering a competitive and sustainable economy to meet our challenges) with pertinent action plan, the S3 Platform and DG REGIO discussed the state of play on issues identified during the past assessments.
The conference presented the results of the awareness campaign and the steps ahead of the EU initiative on the Smart use of ICT and the integration of SMEs in global industrial value chains.
The MALTA S2E workshop was held with Maltese Managing Authorities and H2020 NCPs on the governance of the Maltese R&D system
The SLOVAKIA National Event was co-organised by the S3 Platform - S2E project and the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic.
Based on the outcomes of the four Entrepreneurial Discovery Process focus groups (on wine, dairy and meat, tourism and marble/non-metallic minerals) and of the first Project Development Lab (PDL), selected ideas were further developed towards implementation in a second PDL. This took place on the 24th of June at the Hotel Astir Egnatia in Alexandropoulis. Based on the outcomes of the four Entrepreneurial Discovery Process focus groups (on wine, dairy and meat, tourism and marble/non-metallic minerals) and of the first Project Development Lab (PDL), selected ideas were further developed towards implementation in a second PDL. This took place on the 24th of June at the Hotel Astir Egnatia in Alexandropoulis.
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