This guide is addressed to national, regional and local stakeholders interested in promoting regional innovation and competitiveness through the use of information and communication technology (ICT), with a special focus on small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).
European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)
Guidance for implementing rules for the EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) based on the objectives, main principles and characteristics of the EIT RIS
Bridging thinkers and doers: first lessons from the Entrepreneurial Discovery Process in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace
14/2015 Mark Boden, Elisabetta Marinelli, Karel Haegeman, Patrice Dos Santos
At the core of regional smart specialisation strategies (RIS3) is the bottom-up identification of a limited set of priorities for which regions think they have potential to obtain a comparative advantage. For setting such priorities entrepreneurs are in the driving seat, by identifying business opportunities together with other research and innovation actors.
13/2015 Carlo Gianelle and Alexander Kleibrink
In the context of innovation strategies for smart specialisation (RIS3), monitoring mechanisms perform three fundamental functions. RIS3 monitoring focuses on tracking the developments related to policy interventions within the specific priority areas identified in the strategy.
ENERGY UNION PACKAGE: COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE, THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS AND THE EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK. COM(2015) 80 final.
08/2015 Jens Sörvik and Alexander Kleibrink
Mapping public innovation priorities is important for policy makers and stakeholders, allowing them to explore the potential for collaboration and to better understand innovation dynamics. This working paper presents original data on innovation strategies for smart specialisation (RIS3) in European Union (EU) regions and Member States, obtained from the Eye@RIS3 open data tool for sharing information on the areas identified as priority areas by 198 innovation strategies.
Abby Semple, Public Procurement Analysis
The European Union is actively supporting Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI) through a number of policies, linked to the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.
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