In the framework of the Danube-INCO.net project, the Smart Specialisation Platform of the JRC together with the Academy of Sciences of Moldova organised this S3 launch event to broaden the knowledge on the S3 concept, raise awareness of the pilot project and kick-start smart specialisation in the Republic of Moldova.
Workshop on Investment Vehicles and Financial Instruments supporting Technology Transfer and Innovation01/03/2017 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.
In the framework of the Danube-INCO.net project, the S3 Platform and the Academy of Sciences of Moldova organised the first workshop on smart specialisation (S3) strategy design targeted on the EU enlargement and neighbourhood countries.
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.