The Digital Assembly 2017 will take place in Valletta, Malta. It is an event co-organised by the European Commission and the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
The second edition of the high-level Smart Regions even will provide the opportunity for stakeholders to share experience of how smart specialisation has been implemented in their countries and regions. It will enable project promoters to share experience and find cooperation partners across EU in areas such as energy, agri-food, industrial modernisation, cybersecurity, health, and the maritime industry. The conclusions of the discussion will be an important contribution to the discussion on the future of Cohesion Policy post-2020.
Meeting on "Strengthening technology transfer capabilities in S3 priority areas in Romania under ROP Priority Axis 1 'Support for technology transfer"31/03/2017 31/03/2017
A meeting on "Strengthening technology transfer capabilities in S3 priority areas in Romania under ROP Priority Axis 1 'Support for technology transfer" was held in Bucharest, on 31 March 2017 at the Ministry of Regional Development, Public Administration and European Funds, in the context of JRC's "RIS3 support in Lagging Regions" (LAGREG) project, which covers, among others, the North-East and North-West regions of Romania.
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 investments08/03/2017 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.
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.
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.
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.
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