The S3 Platform co-arranged a thematic session on logistics and transportation as a component of a Research and Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialisation (RIS3) on 18 April. The session was part of a larger conference on regional collaboration in transportation and logistics, Intra Regio that was arranged in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) from 16 to 18 April.
Countries and regions in the EU, in Southeastern Europe and in the Danube macro-region are at very different stages of development and exhibit high variation in their regional innovations systems. In addition, smart specialisation is only for EU member states a legal requirement. Nonetheless, there are important lessons to be learnt from other regions concerning strategic, evidence-based and participatory innovation policies regardless of legal provisions and varying socio-economic development.
Within the framework of the European Structural and Innovation Funds (2014-2020), the preparation by the Member States of their Partnership Agreements (PA) and Operational Programmes (OP) as well as their Smart Specialisation Strategies (S3) is reaching its final phase.
When you have chosen your priorities, how do you continue? How do you make sure you succeed in the field? Who do you involve, what tools do you use, how do you make necessary changes and based on what information? How do you as a regional policy maker contribute to the economic growth in the companies that will ensure the future income and welfare of the region?
Four regions present their experiences on how they have developed their RIS3 priorities and how they implement them
This info day raised awareness on Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) as drivers for industrial competitiveness in regions.
This workshop was organised by the Regional Innovation Monitor Plus Partners (Technopolis Group, ERRIN, Fraunhofer ISI and UNU-MERIT) and Greater Birmingham West Midlands Brussels Office. The focus was on Advanced Manufacturing and European industrial policy and strategies to counter the declining role of manufacturing in Europe.
EU countries face a number of challenges for implementing and governing their smart specialisation strategies. In the S3 process, entrepreneurial actors play the leading role in discovering promising areas of future specialisation. One implication for policy makers is that this requires policy tools to collect the "entrepreneurial knowledge" embedded in the country to transform it into policy priorities
The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, in cooperation with IASP, the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation organised a workshop The Role of Science Parks in Smart Specialisation.
This meeting was organised by the Ministry of Economy, Innovation, Science and Employment of Andalusia.
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