Events Events

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.

Digital Innovation for Regional Growth

29/04/2014
Digital innovation has the potential to radically improve people's lives and help stimulate growth throughout Europe. The S3P together with DG CONNECT and the regional government of Macedonia Greece arranged a thematic workshop in Thessaloniki (GR) on this topic.

Thematic Workshop on Transportation and Logistics in RIS3

18/04/2014
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.

Peer-Review Workshop for Regional RIS3 in Novi Sad (RS)

10/04/2014 11/04/2014
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 a legal requirement only for EU member states. 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.

Mutual Learning - Training of Trainers

04/04/2014
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.

How to develop and implement your RIS3 priorities

01/04/2014 02/04/2014
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?

How to Develop and Implement RIS3 Priorities

01/04/2014
Four regions present their experiences on how they have developed their RIS3 priorities and how they implement them

Joining forces through S3: Synergies between ESIF and H2020 for KETs

26/03/2014 26/03/2015
This info day raised awareness on Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) as drivers for industrial competitiveness in regions.