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
This event concludes a set of three meetings in which the partner regions of the project RIS3 Support in Lagging Regions have discussed and advanced their monitoring system.
Seminar with the Member States and Regions on Synergies with ESIF in Aviation/Aeronautics
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.
A roundtable on Smart Specialisation and Local Development organised by the JRC (Lagging Regions Project) as part of the 2017 International Conference on Local Development, hosted by the University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal (25-7 May 2017).
The second meeting of the working-group on RIS3 monitoring in lagging regions brought forward the discussion started in February. It looked into some technical aspects of monitoring (such as for instance, data collection methods and target setting), as well as providing avenues for sharing good practices among regions.
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