Events Events

The first Steering Committee meeting of the Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation

17/03/2017 17/03/2017
The first Steering Committee meeting of the Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation gathered 16 EU regions, Commission services and the Committee of the Regions discussing the way forward for strategic inter-regional collaboration.

Launching event study: Smart Specialisation in Latin America

15/03/2017 15/03/2017
The objective of this event is twofold: first, it will allow presenting the main findings of the research study: "Smart Specialisation in Latin America" which has been conducted to analyse how policy makers and other territorial actors in Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Chile and Argentina are designing and implementing the Smart Specialisation concept. Second, it will serve as an opportunity to establish active synergies between practitioners of smart specialisation in the European Union and Latin America.

"Aligning implementation of RIS3 and H2020 Funding across research priorities"

09/03/2017 09/03/2017
The aim of the workshop is to create a forum for exchange of best practices and enhancing collaboration between NCPs as well as regional/ national authorities managing European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) on the issue of synergies between H2020 and European Structural and Investment Funds in regard to the specialized thematic areas.

"Synergies between European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) & Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Funding: The Stairway to Excellence (S2E)"

08/03/2017 08/03/2017
This event provides an opportunity to present the achievement of the project, lessons learnt and discuss challenges ahead with regional and national managing authorities who are involved in the managing R&I funds in order to exchange ideas and good practices.

Nanotechnologies and Advanced Materials Pilot Projects Test-beds for industry and private investments

08/03/2017 08/03/2017
Horizon 2020, in particular through its industrial leadership pillar, has invested more than 140 million in nanotech and advanced materials pilot lines that enable demonstration in an industrial environment.

Workshop on Investment Vehicles and Financial Instruments supporting Technology Transfer and Innovation

01/03/2017 02/03/2017
The JRC organised a workshop that focused on financial instruments as support to innovation and tech transfer projects in the Western Balkans countries and, in general, in the Danube region. The event took place in Belgrade (Serbia). The objectives of the workshop were to identify existing financial instruments that support innovation and technology transfer activities in the region, explore where the evident gaps exist and explore ways to address currently unmet demand using synergistic solutions. The workshop also aimed to strengthen and cement an emerging community of practice on these issues that should help to maximise the impact of innovation on regional development.

European Industry Day

28/02/2017 28/02/2017
Help us shape the industrial agenda of tomorrow at this event on 28 February in Brussels. 400 participants, key industrial players, global trend shapers and high-level policy makers will inspire debate on the future of European industry.

Entrepreneurial Discovery Process Focus Group on ICT, North-West region of Romania

21/02/2017 21/02/2017
On 21 February 2017, the North-West region of Romania will organize, with JRC participation, an EDP Focus Group on ICT, which is one of the region's RIS3 priority fields, as well as a sector with recognised potential, nationally and abroad. The event gathers a broad range of local stakehoders, who will analyse current trends in the ICT sector, ways to accelerate the transition from outsourcing to proprietary products, and niche sectors for further development of the sector. The participants will also focus on opportunities for the development of new, innovative products and technology transfer, supported by ERDF funds.

LAGGING REGIONS: WORKING GROUP ON RIS3 MONITORING

16/02/2017 16/02/2017
The first meeting of the JRC Lagging Regions Working Group on Monitoring will be held in Barcelona (at the EC Representation) on the 16th of February. During this meeting, representatives from the project's partner regions will examine their approaches to RIS3 monitoring with the support of independent experts. The outcomes of the event will provide the basis for some online learning material.