Joining forces through Smart Specialisation: Synergies between ESIF and Horizon 2020 for Key Enabling Technologies Joining forces through Smart Specialisation: Synergies between ESIF and Horizon 2020 for Key Enabling Technologies

Info Day organised by the European Commission in cooperation with the Committee of the Regions

Presentations

9:00 - Session 1: Key Note Speeches and Day's Agenda (PowerPoint)
Markku Markkula, Committee of the Regions

10:00 - Session 2: KETs in Smart Specialisation Strategies
Katja Reppel, DG Regional Policy
Xabier Goenaga Beldarrain, IPTS, DG JRC
Willem Reek, North Netherlands
Tomaž Boh, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Slovenia

11:30 - Session 3: Joining Forces between Regions and Private Stakeholders / Part I
Doris Schröcker, DG RTD Key Enabling Technologies & Luuk Borg, DG CNECT
Marco Granja, COMPETE, Portugal
Helmut Ennen, ENIAC JU, Belgium

14:00 - Session 4: Joining Forces between Regions and Private Stakeholders / Part II
Gavino Murgia, DG Enterprise and Industry
Cristina Oyón, Business Development Agency of the Basque Government, Spain
Lionel Platteuw, European Engineering Industries Association
Gernot Klotz, European Chemical Industry Council

15:30 - Session 5: Cooperation between Regional Innovation Stakeholders
Marek Przeor, DG Regional Policy
Ana Elena Fernández Monzón, IDEPA, Asturias, Spain
Jose Caldeira, INESC Porto, Portugal
Jan Larosse, Flemish Government, Belgium

17:00 - Session 6: Conclusions
Manuel Palazuelos Martinez, S3 Platform, IPTS, DG JRC
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Date and time: 26 March 2014, Wednesday, 8:30–17:30
Venue: Committee of the Regions, Rue Belliard/Belliardstraat 99-101, Brussels
 

Objectives of the day

  1. Raise awareness on Key Enabling Technologies (advanced materials, nanotechnology, micro- and nano-electronics, industrial biotechnology, photonics, and advanced manufacturing systems) as drivers for industrial competitiveness in regions. Encourage regions to take-up KETs that are relevant for their smart specialisation.
  2. Stimulate interaction between national/regional actors and H2020 industrial and research & innovation stakeholders in order to enhance synergies.
  3. Promote complementarities  between the regions (promote interregional cooperation)
     

Target audience

1. Regional and national stakeholders:

  • Regions and national authorities involved in Smart Specialisation strategies
  • Members of the Member States' Group on KETs
  • Regions targeting KETs as an investment priority
     

2. Research, innovation and industry stakeholders:

  • FP7 / H2020 stakeholders (RTOs, research, industry, NCPs, ETPs, EEN network…)
  • Sherpa members of the KETs High Level Group
  • cPPP and JTI Stakeholders (associations)
     

Contact us for more information

Kristiina Urpalainen, kristiina.urpalainen@ec.europa.eu, +32 2 295 5931
Nathalie Pasquier, nathalie.pasquier@ec.europa.eu, +32 2 295 6261
Marek Przeor, marek.przeor@ec.europa.eu, +32 2 295 0296