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.
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.
Drawing funding and financing scenarios for effective implementation of Smart Specialisation Strategies
Doussineau, Mathieu; Arregui-Pabollet, Eskarne; Harrap, Nicholas; Merida, Fernando
This report uses the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) framework to characterise the different funding that is available. The major bottlenecks in the innovation process that can arise through the lack of appropriate funding are discussed along with the background and the utility and criticisms of the TRL. The use of TRL to characterise and map research and innovation in the EU provides a useful framework. However, there is a need to broaden the scope of TRL to include commercialisation of new products and services and scale-up business capacities. Furthermore, it is limited by its technology focus, while innovation can embrace many aspects beyond the purely technological.
EDWARDS, John; MARINELLI, Elisabetta (Editors)
This Handbook provides advice for S3 managers on how to form closer partnerships with Higher Education Institutions, including understanding Higher Education systems and career incentives, the role played by HEIs in the EDP and monitoring, how to design effective funding instruments, and the involvement of HEIs in S3 governance structures.
Nida Kamil Özbolat & Nicholas Harrap
This technical report is a part of the Stairway to Excellence (S2E) project, which is implemented as one of the JRC's Smart Specialisation targeted support activities.
S3 Handbooks Gabriel Rissola, Hank Kune, Paolo Martinez
This Handbook is conceived to encourage regions and cities from all over Europe to adopt the Innovation Camps methodology as a tool to address collectively and effectively societal and economic challenges concerning local societies in a European context – notably in the field of Research and Innovation Smart Specialisation Strategies (RIS3) – through an open, collaborative and inclusive Entrepreneurial Discover Process (EDP) between Quadruple Helix actors (i.e. government, industry, academia, and civil society).
This publication covers a wide range of topics, such as the involvement of regional parliaments in macro-regional strategies, general aspects of governance, policy integration, cross-sectorial cooperation, as well as monitoring and evaluation of macro-regional strategies.
COWI; A/S; DG REGIO
The study ‘Macro-regional strategies and their links with cohesion policy’ aims at describing the main features of each macro-region (Baltic, Danube, Adriatic and Ionian, and Alpine) through a range of macroeconomic, competitiveness, integration and governance indicators.
12/2017 Elisabetta Marinelli, Inmaculada Perianez-Forte
The term Entrepreneurial Discovery Process (or EDP) originally referred to the identification of areas for investment in research and innovation (i.e. priority-areas), through an inclusive and evidence-based process grounded in stakeholders’ engagement.
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