The Directorate General for Regional and Urban policy (DG REGIO) of the European Commission has launched an initiative in mid-2016 that aims at contributing to the setting up of a type of long-term dialogue for an efficient and enhanced cooperation and exchange of knowledge between actors of the knowledge triangle in Central Europe, in the followiung Member States: Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany (Bavaria, Saxony), Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia. A key objective for this operational networking meeting is to identify and agree on the areas with the highest potential for cooperation in the field of Smart Specialisation among partners from the Central European Member States. The event should result in initialising several working parties to be led by leading organisations for the identified Technology Priority Areas (TPAs) or sub-areas.
Kick-off Event of the Smart Specialisation Platform on Agri-Food is co-organised by the European Commission's S3 Platform and the Government of Tuscany
Through the Smart Specialisation Strategy for Research and Innovation (S3), the Lombardy Region intents to scale up at European level a policy model to identify and support the Emerging Industries (EI).
Kick-off Event of the Smart Specialisation Platform on Industrial Modernisation and launch of the Watify campaign16/11/2016 17/11/2016
Fostering interregional cooperation and investments through the Smart Specialisation Platform on Industrial Modernisation
From smart specialisation to investment projects for industry modernisation session organised by DG GROW in the frame of the 14th European Week of Regions and Cities13/10/2016 13/10/2016
From Smart Specialisation to investment projects for industry modernisation session organised by DG GROW in the frame of the 14th European Week of Regions and Cities
During this annual event cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance.
The First SMARTER Conference on Smart Specialisation and Territorial Development was co-organised by the S3 Platform and the Regional Studies Association
Macro-Regional Innovation Week: At the crossroads of three European Macro-Regions: Danube, Adriatic-Ionian and Alpine26/09/2016 30/09/2016
The Macro-Regional Innovation Week intends to focus on the exchange of best practices and knowledge among local and international policy and decision makers, academics, financial actors and various types of innovation and technology transfer practitioners.
The event will showcase specific progress of Smart Specialisation in the area of energy. Particular focus is given to "implementation" and "collaborative frameworks". Good examples in key thematic applications (e.g. Energy efficiency, heating and cooling, sustainable construction, renewables and advanced manufacturing will be presented.
The 7th European Evaluation Conference "The result orientation: Cohesion Policy at work", organized by DG REGIO, highlights the benefits of evidence based policy making.
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