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Taking stock of S3 Peer Review Workshops

07/2014 Inger Midtkandal and Fatime Barbara Hegyi
While advocating that the Smart Specialisation is a process in which the bottom up involvement of stakeholders is crucial, the S3 Platform has from 2012 organised a number of informal Peer Review workshops in which peers from all across Europe, experts and Commission Staff have given feedback and policy advice to regions and countries that have presented their ongoing process of designing and developing RIS3.

Guidance for Beneficiaries of European Structural and Investment Funds and related EU instruments

DG REGIO
Guidance for Beneficiaries of European Structural and Investment Funds and related EU instruments

Entrepreneurial Discovery Process Focus Group on Wine

Publication date: Nov...

Combining BBI (H2020) and European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) to deploy the European bioeconomy - Guiding principles

Bio-based Industries (BBI)
Practical Guide to realise synergies and stimulate innovation towards the bio-based economy

Digital Growth Strategies in EU Regions: Taking Stock from Learning Activities

11/2014 Alexander Kleibrink, Jens Sörvik and Katerina Stancova
The S3P has arranged three learning workshops for regional ICT strategies and policies, based on workshop presentations and discussions, this policy brief outlines the main lessons learnt in terms of policy processes, practices, and instruments. It concludes by providing a summary of general observations and outlining recommendations for enhancing policy learning in ICT.

Broadband Investment Guide

M. Forzati, C. Mattsson, M. Corbet, D. Cullen
The broadband investment guide will help local, regional and national authorities to develop long-term development plans to bring fast internet to their communities

Inter-Regional Collaboration in Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3)

06/2014 Elvira Uyarra, Jens Sörvik and Inger Midtkandal
The objective of this Smart Specialisation Platform Working Paper is to examine the role of inter-regional collaboration in national or regional Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3). It provides a conceptualisation of inter-regional collaboration within the framework of RIS3.

Developing Danube R&I Projects across Borders - How to Make the Join Use of EU-Funds a Reality?

10/2014 Ales Gnamus, Fatime Barbara Hegyi and Susana Elena Perez
This Policy Brief analyses the opportunities and challenges that need to be addressed and handled with an integrated approach in order to assure a well-supported and effective transnational cooperation in the Danube macro-region.

Smart Specialisation and Innovation in Rural Areas

09/2014 Artur da Rosa Pires, Martina Pertoldi, John Edwards and Fatime Barbara Hegyi
This Policy Brief has the twin aims of showing that Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (S3), despite their sectoral origins, provide a favourable and supportive framework for innovation in rural areas and, on the other hand, that there is a wide range of innovation activities in rural areas, often unmentioned in the innovation policy literature, which can strongly benefit from and reinforce the impact of the new generation of European Regional Policy.

Inter-regional Collaboration in Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3).

S3 Working Paper Series No. 06/2014 Elvira Uyarra, Jens Sörvik and Inger Midtkandal
Inter-regional collaboration is a key component of the implementation of Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3). This Working Paper examines the dimensions of collaboration in S3 of why, with whom, on what and how to collaborate. Further it provides examples of S3 collaboration in the Baltic Sea Region