This conference will show how regional partnerships including universities and other higher education institutions can drive smart specialisation. It is the result of two related projects: Higher Education for Smart Specialisation (HESS), managed by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre in cooperation with DG Education and Culture, and Thinking Smart, an Erasmus+ funded consortium of European HEIs.
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The event will focus on the Entrepreneurial Discovery Process (EDP) in the region of Warminsko-Mazurskie Region in Poland.
Next plenary meeting of the partnership with main objective to identify cooperation areas, scopes and regional strengths.
The EIT and the Serbian Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development are organising an ‘EIT Awareness Day’ in Belgrade with the aim of raising awareness among relevant national stakeholders on the activities of the EIT Community and in particular of collaboration opportunities.
On the 28th the S3 Platform organised a workshop on the topic of Smart Specialisation and Digital Innovation Hubs in the Brussels EIT House. Around 30 representatives from Regional administrations, Digital innovation hubs and European commission services participated.
The JRC and Regione Puglia have been collaborating on a set of activities, as part of the JRC project of “Targeted Support for RIS3 Implementation” since 2016. A set of further activities are now planned, centred on the role of universities and higher education in RIS3 implementation. The activities have two main aims: a) To promote the integration of higher education, research, innovation and regional development in S3 policy mixes, particularly in the use of European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds. b) To help build innovation capabilities by looking at the role of HEIs in regional partnerships Regione Puglia, ARTI Puglia and the JRC have co-identified two topics to be studied and addressed: a) The role of Istituti Tecnici Superiori (Higher Technical Institutes, or ITS) in S3. b) The role of doctoral training in S3
SME Conference "Smart Specialisation: Engine for Economic Growth in the Regions of the Republic of Moldova"06/10/2017
The S3 Platform together with external experts will present the potential smart specialisation priorities for Moldova at Smart Specialisation conference on 6 October in Chisinau, which is held in the context of Moldova Business Week 2017 organised yearly by the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure of Moldova. The conference will kick start the Entrepreneurial Discovery Process as a part of the smart specialisation process in Moldova.
This workshop showcased how different sectors of society are taking an active role in energy action. Contributions are addressed by the smart specialisation strategies at the regional level through a bottom-up participative process.
Innovation Camp is a co-creation methodology that is being tested and promoted by the S3 Platform as a tool and practice that can be embraced by regions and cities to stimulate the collaboration of actors of the four helixes in an Entrepreneurial Discovery Process. This will be the first experiment fully fledged by a region, Catalonia, which aspires to replicate the methodology across its territory in an effort to migrate from a Triple Helix to a Quadruple Helix model, ambition that motivated the creation of CatLabs: a network and a community of grassroots digital social innovation (DSI) actors.
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