Events Events

S2E Launching Event: Stairway to Excellence

02/10/2014 03/10/2014
The S2E launching conference offered a first opportunity to identify key elements for building successful synergies and gave a useful insight into how synergies could be achieved in practice.

S3 Governance: "Entrepreneurial discovery process"

24/09/2014 25/09/2014
EDP requires not only the capacity of entrepreneurs to identify local strengths but also the ability of governments to collect and assess the information received in order to align policy measures to the selected activities.

S3 Governance: "Entrepreneurial Discovery Process"

24/09/2014 25/09/2014
This workshop was organised by the S3 Platform in co-operation with the Regional Government of Tuscany.

Digital Growth & Smart Specialisation

17/09/2014 18/09/2014
DG CONNECT and the Smart Specialisation Platform are jointly developing measures to support Member States and regions in developing Digital Growth Strategies. As part of this work and in cooperation with Lodzkie Region and Lodz Univeristy of Technology an outreach event on ICT strategies and tools for regional growth was arranged in Lodz (PL).

Peer Review Workshop in Dublin

03/07/2014 04/07/2014
Five countries presented their current work on RIS3: Bulgaria, Ireland, Romania, Poland and Slovakia. The rest of workshop participants acted as 'critical friends' and discussed the strategies of the countries under review. All five countries had a number of shared priorities and common questions in their RIS3 and discussed these in detail during the peer review sessions.

Financial design of transnational R&I projects, Vienna (AT)

25/06/2014
Financial design of transnational R&I projects, Vienna (AT)

Mobilising Universities for Smart Specialisation

20/06/2014
High level conference organised by S3 Platform and the European University Association

Smart Specialisation implementation in Sparsely Populated Areas for the sustainable management of natural resources

17/06/2014 18/06/2014
The Smart Specialisation Platform (S3P) together with the region of Lapland arranged this workshop on the topic of Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (S3) in Sparsely Populated Regions.

S3P Peer-Review Workshop for National RIS3 in Portoroz (SI)

15/05/2014 16/05/2014
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.