S3P ONLINE SURVEY on Examples of Successful Inter-regional and Trans-national R&I Partnerships:
The S3 Platform is launching an online survey on examples of successful inter-regional and trans-national R&I partnerships implementing past and current innovation strategies (for smart specialisation). Following the bottom-up approach, we are looking for examples to set a base for shared learning and to facilitate better connectivity between the R&I partners in different countries and regions. This survey is intended to gather information on successful and sustainable R&I collaboration partnerships – between national and/or regional authorities managing R&I policies and EU structural funds, implementing agencies, innovation centres, technology parks, research institutions, cluster organisations, SME networks and other. Your proposals will serve for the establishment of a repository of cases which will then allow discussing practices applied in order to find possible supporting instruments and measures tackling the bottle-necks of trans-national R&I cooperation. The most inspiring and relevant examples will be selected by the S3 Platform to be presented at various upcoming events organised by the S3 Platform and collaborating partners. The S3 Cooperation survey is available here.
We are the Platform established by the European Commission to provide professional advice to EU countries and regions for the design of their research and innovation strategies for smart specialisation (RIS3). Our services include:
- Providing guidance material and good practice examples
- Organising information sessions for policy makers and participating in conferences
- Providing training to policy-makers
- Facilitating peer-reviews
- Supporting access to relevant data
- Participating in high quality research projects to inform strategy formation and policy making
Smart Specialisation is a strategic approach to economic development through targeted support to Research and Innovation (R&I). It will be the basis for European Structural and Investment Fund interventions in R&I as part of the future Regional and Cohesion Policy's contribution to the Europe 2020 jobs and growth agenda.
More generally, smart specialisation involves a process of developing a vision, identifying competitive advantage, setting strategic priorities and making use of smart policies to maximise the knowledge-based development potential of any region, strong or weak, high-tech or low-tech.
This site offers a unique resource and platform for regional development policy-makers and professionals developing such strategies as well as their partners from business, academia and the civil society.
Peer Review Workshop in Baiona (Vigo), Galicia on 6 November We are pleased to announce that the following regions will be reviewed: Galicia (Spain), Burgundy (France), South Ostrobothnia (Finland) and Norte (Portugal). Special focus will be on transborder strategic cooperation in smart specialisation. More details and registration.