Speakers form the Baltic Sea, the Basque Country, Lombardy and Portugal presented examples of projects in this field being financed by the SF and how smart specialisation can help to develop further synergies with Horizon 2020. The event was organised jointly by EFFRA (European Factories of the Future), DG RTD and DG REGIO.
Thematic workshop on Research & Innovation in the Atlantic Ports and on the overview of the Atlantic Action Plan focused on how research and innovation can contribute to the successful implementation of the Atlantic Action Plan with the objective to identify the research and innovation priorities necessary to enable the implementation of an Atlantic strategy.
The Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) and the Atlantic Forum have co-organised this thematic workshop. This Atlantic Forum workshop focused on how research and innovation can contribute to the successful implementation of the Atlantic Action Plan with the objective to identify the research and innovation priorities necessary to enable the implementation of an Atlantic strategy.
During this workshop, five European regions - Aragón, Balearic Islands, Lapland, Marche and Pomorskie - presented the current status of their work on RIS3. The rest of the workshop participants acted as 'critical friends' and discussed the strategies of the five regions under review.
The European Institute of Technology and Innovation (EIT) and its ICT Lab in Berlin presented success stories of start-ups and SMEs and explained different tools offered to accelerate open innovation.
This conference was organised by the European Institute of Technology and Innovation (EIT) and its ICT Lab.
THEMATIC WORKSHOP: "Economic Indicators and Monitoring and Evaluation Tools for Smart Specialisation Strategies (RIS3)24/01/2013 25/01/2013
The event was co-organised by the European Commission, the University of Groningen and the region Northern Netherlands (NL). The workshop focused on the use of economic indicators and monitoring and evaluation tools in the context of research and innovation strategies for smart specialisation (RIS3). The purpose of the initiative was to discuss the role of different types of indicators in the process of developing and implementing RIS3 in general and with the support of the Structural Funds.
Building on the experience gained from the previous four peer-review workshops organised by the IPTS (EC), this workshop employed the peer-review methodology as an instrument to support EU regions and Member States in the development of their RIS3 (research and innovation strategies for smart specialisation).
More than eighty participants from the different countries and regions of the Atlantic Arc gathered in Bordeaux to discuss how they can implement smart specialisation in their regions and cooperate across borders. Inspiration was taken from the Baltic Sea, which is more advanced in terms of its macro-regional strategy.
JRC-IPTS together with DG REGIO, DG ENTR, EURADA and UEAPME hosted an event on SMEs and Smart Specialisation. The event informed on and discussed possibilities for SME involvement in smart specialisation strategy development (RIS3) and their implementation.
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