New S3P Members: The latest S3 Platform members are Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (DE) and Serbia. With these registrations the S3 Platform membership has reached 17 EU Member States, 1 non-EU country and 166 regions (EU and non-EU). Click here to see how your region/country can join the Platform.
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 current 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.
Towards a Model of Sustainable Construction and Energy Efficient Buildings, Seville, 3 December 2015
The workshop co-organised by the 'Smart Specialisation Platform on Energy' of the European Commission and the Andalusian Energy Agency, of the Government of Andalusia is a part of the IPTS activities to promote strategic cooperation between European regions aimed at increasing its capacity for innovation and the development of a strategic market for Europe, such as energy.
Launch of the RESEARCH AND INNOVATION OBSERVATORY – Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility
The joint DG JRC / DG RTD website provides data and analysis on R&I developments at national and EU levels to support policymaking in Europe and practical support to design, implement and evaluate reforms that enhance the quality of national R&I investments, policies and systems. You can access it here.
To contact the Research and Innovation Observatory (RIO), click here.
For questions relating specifically to the Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility, write to RTD-PSF@ec.europa.eu