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Implementing RIS3 in the Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace: Towards a RIS3 tool box

JRC S3 Policy Brief Series Mark Boden, Patrice dos Santos, Karel Haegeman, Elisabetta Marinelli, Susana Valero
This policy brief provides a summary of the approach and outcomes of a European Parliament Preparatory Action centred on the refinement and implementation of the Research and Innovation Smart Specialisation Strategy (RIS3) in the region of Eastern...

Mapping EU investments in ICT - description of an online tool and initial observations

Jens Sörvik and Alexander Kleibrink
This report describes how the ICT monitoring tool works, how it was developed and makes an initial analysis of planned ESIF investments in ICT using the tool. It points to that ICTs not only constitute an important sector themselves, but are also an important enabler of other sectors. This is why, analysis of ESIF data on planned ICT investments show EUR 12.2 billion encoded in the dedicated TO, but when ICT categories in other TOs are included, this amount almost doubles, to EUR 21.4 billion.

Research for REGI Committe - Maximisation of Synergies Between European Structural and Investment Funds and Other EU Instruments to Attain EUROPE 2020 Goals

Martin Ferry, Stefan Kah, John Bachtler
Study by DG-REGIO for REGI's Committee: comprehensive and systematic analysis of the existing scope for synergies between ESIF and other EU instruments contributing to Europe 2020 goals.

Mapping regional energy interests for S3PEnergy

Policy brief Juan Pablo Jiménez, Andreas Uihlein
This report presents results from a national and regional (NUTS2 level) energy technology interest mapping exercise as well as socio-economic similarities across regions with common interests and potential alignment amongst regions and countries they belong to.

Universities and RIS3: the case of Catalonia and the RIS3CAT Communities

18/2016 Elisabetta Marinelli, Susana Elena-Perez, Josep Alias
This report contributes to the debate on the role of Higher Education Institutions in RIS3 by exploring the case of Catalonia. It first assesses the role of universities in the overall design and implementation of the Catalan RIS3 and EDP, and then goes in depth into one of its key instruments, namely the RIS3CAT Communities. The latter provide a platform for triple-helix stakeholders to interact and agree on a set of collaborative projects, which can be partially funded by public resources. Based on in-dept interviews with senior university managers and desk-based research, the study highlights how HEIs are evolving and adapting to the new policy environment and identifies the advantages and challenges posed by RIS3CAT Communities as a policy instrument.

EU Funds working together for jobs and growth: Synergies between the R&I Framework Programmes and the European Structural & Investment Funds

Directorate-General for Research and Innovation
This publication describes the rationale for developing links between the different funding sources and explains how they can be combined. It showcases examples of synergies that have emerged at strategic, programming and project implementation levels and also highlights initiatives with a high potential for synergies.

Blue Growth and Smart Specialisation: How to catch maritime growth through 'Value Nets'

S3 Policy Brief Series No. 17/2016 Jan Maarten de Vet, John Edwards, and Matteo Bocci
Author: Jan Maarten de Vet, John Edwards, and Matteo Bocci ...

How Outward-looking is Smart Specialisation? - Results from a survey on inter-regional collaboration in Smart Specialisation Strategies (RIS3)

S3 Policy Brief Series No. 16/2016 Jens Sörvik, Inger Midtkandal, Chiara Marzocchi and Elvira Uyarra
Author: Jens Sörvik, Inger Midtkandal, Chiara Marzocchi and Elvira Uyarra...

European Structural and Investment Funds and European Fund for Strategic Investments complementarities: Ensuring coordination, synergies and complementarity

DG REGIO
The Commission, in partnership with the European Investment Bank (EIB), explains how to best combine the funds

Food and gastronomy as elements of regional innovation strategies

Alessio Cavicchi and Katerina Ciampi Stancova
The paper discusses recent innovation and diversification paths in agro-food, specifically the linkage between food, territory and branding, the emerging phenomenon of Food Cities and increasing interest in healthier and more sustainable food products. It also focuses on EU policies and instruments in support of R&I activities in agro-food and explores agro-food domain within the context of smart specialisation.