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Identification of EU funding sources for the regional heating and cooling sector

External study report made for the Joint Research Centre Veen, Roel van der; Kooijman, Esmee
This report provides an overview of relevant EU funding sources for projects aimed at improving energy efficiency and deploying renewable energy in the heating and cooling sector, and to support innovation and job creation at regional level in the same sector. The study covers European funding sources for the current programming period (2014-2020). Where possible, an outlook will be provided for the period beyond 2020 (2021-2027). The overview will focus on public funding, both grants and other financial instruments such as soft loans and guarantees.

Higher Education for Smart Specialisation: Centre-Val de Loire report

JRC Technical Report Arregui-Pabollet, Eskarne; Edwards, John; Rousseau, Jean-Marie
This report presents the results of the case study in the French region of Centre Val de Loire, analysing the role of its Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the design and implementation of the regional Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3). It forms part of the Higher Education for Smart Specialisation (HESS) project, which is managed by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) in cooperation with DG Education and Culture.

Ljubljana Start-up Ecosystem and the Technology Park Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Place-Based Innovation Ecosystems Bučar, Maja; Rissola, Gabriel.
This research publication is part of a series on Place-based innovation ecosystems that was born in 2017 from a fruitful collaboration between the Committee of the Regions (CoR) and DG Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC) on promoting the importance of evidence-based policy development for regional and urban policy makers. In particular, this case study focuses on the catalyser role played by the Technology Park Ljubljana and other intermediary bridging organisations for the cohesion and development of a collaborative innovation ecosystem that supports the nurturing of new innovative companies – notably start-ups, but also scale-ups and spin-offs – in Ljubljana (Slovenia) and beyond.

Smart Specialisation in Sparsely Populated European Arctic Regions

Jukka Teräs, Viktor Salenius, Laura Fagerlund and Lina Stanionyte
This report explores applications of smart specialisation in sparsely populated European Arctic Regions. The paper provides an overview of the specific context of Arctic regions and examples of how smart specialisation has been implemented there with aim to discover how smart specialisation and concerted action can support addressing challenges such as remote location, lack of critical mass, lack of connectivity between actors, and dependence on few dominant industries.

An analytical framework to assess the governance of universities and their involvement in Smart Specialisation Strategies

Arregui-Pabollet, Eskarne; Doussineau, Mathieu; Dettenhofer, Markus
The current report proposes an analytical framework for university governance allowing the comparison and benchmarking of governance systems across EU member states, which could serve as guidance for university managers and policy makers to design the institutional incentives and funding programmes for increased engagement in S3. This analytical framework is experimented through a survey involving 74 European universities, the analysis of country annual reports of the Research and innovation observatory (RIO) and the knowledge generated in S2E project covering particularly EU13 countries and the higher education for Smart specialisation initiative (HESS). The main results and limits are commented and discussed with some recommendations.

Interregional partnership for Smart Specialisation on High Performance Production through 3D-printing

Smart Specialisation Platform on Industrial Modernisation
Overview - Interregional partnership for Smart Specialisation on High Performance Production through 3D-printing

Interregional partnership for Smart Specialisation on advanced manufacturing for energy applications

Smart Specialisation Platform on Industrial Modernisation
Overview - Interregional partnership for Smart Specialisation on advanced manufacturing for energy applications

Interregional partnership for Smart Specialisation on artificial intelligence and human machine interface

Smart Specialisation Platform on Industrial Modernisation
Overview - Interregional partnership for Smart Specialisation on artificial intelligence and human machine interface

Interregional partnership for Smart Specialisation on advanced materials for batteries for electro-mobility and stationary energy storage

Smart Specialisation Platform on Industrial Modernisation
Overview - Interregional partnership for Smart Specialisation on advanced materials for batteries for electro-mobility and stationary energy storage

Interregional partnership for Smart Specialisation on digitalisation and safety for tourism

Smart Specialisation Platform on Industrial Modernisation
Overview - Interregional partnership for Smart Specialisation on digitalisation and safety for tourism