Events Events

Conference on Accelerating European Growth through 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.

Peer review workshop in Strasbourg (FR)

03/12/2012 04/12/2012
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).

Smart Specialisation in the Atlantic Arc

20/11/2012 21/11/2012
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.

SMEs and Smart Specialisation

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.


The ICTIMED event featured Prof. Foray as the keynote speaker. His presentation emphasised, appropriately, the need to avoid emphasising sectors and thinking in sectoral terms when addressing smart specialisation.


25/10/2012 26/10/2012
The INTERREG IVC project KNOW-MAN is dedicated to knowledge network management in technology parks.

The role of smart specialisation and regional policy in developing the innovativeness of regions in Europe

The workshop was organised by Małopolskie Voivodeship within the SMART+ INTERREG IVC project.

Peer review workshop in Pisa (IT)

27/09/2012 28/09/2012

Italian country event on RIS3

25/09/2012 26/09/2012
The Italian country event on RIS3 was hosted by the Apulia Region in Bari and gathered representatives from all Italian regions, the Ministry for Economic Development and the Ministry for Research, University and Education. Two EU regions were invited to illustrate their experience on smart specialisation strategies: Upper Austria and Castilla y León.