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Innovation Camp Methodology Handbook

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...

Higher Education for Smart Specialisation: Towards strategic partnerships for innovation

S3 Platform Policy Briefs John Edwards, Elisabetta Marinelli, Eskarne Arregui-Pabollet, Louise Kempton
This Policy Brief reports on the results of the first phase of the project 'Higher Education for Smart Specialisation' (HESS). This includes an analysis...

Higher Education for Smart Specialisation: The Case of North East Romania

Elisabetta Marinelli, John Edwards, Cosmina Mironov

Higher Education for Smart Specialisation The Case of Navarre, Spain

Igor Campillo, Eskarne Arregui-Pabollet, Javier Gómez Prieto
This report gathers the main findings extracted from the Navarre case study carried out in the framework of the Higher Education and Smart Specialisation...

Place-Based Innovation Ecosystems: Espoo Innovation Garden and Aalto University (Finland)

JRC Science for Policy Report Gabriel Rissola, Fernando Hervás, Milena Slavcheva and Koen Jonkers
The present case study aims to identify key success factors in the Espoo innovation ecosystem, with particular attention to the role of Aalto University...
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What are S3 Actors?

S3 actors play a crucial role in regional and national smart specialisation strategies. They specifically:

  • participate in entrepreneurial discovery process,
  • contribute to the development of S3 strategies and their implementation,
  • provide advice on how to match regional development needs with R&I and vice versa,
  • support particular technologies, industries or clusters,
  • provide an adequate innovation ecosystem,
  • form the quadruple helix of innovation actors,
  • are involved in international networks and thus they add the needed external and outward-looking dimension to smart specialisation strategies.

Events Events

Peer eXchange and Learning (PXL) workshop on Multi-level Governance for RIS3

The third Peer eXchange and Learning (PXL) workshop on Multi-level Governance for RIS3, is planned for April 2018.

Peer eXchange and Learning (PXL) workshop on the entrepreneurial discovery process (EDP)

The S3 Platform is organising its second Peer eXchange and Learning (PXL) workshop on entrepreneurial discovery process (EDP), planned for March 2018.

University-Business Forum

The forum will have special sessions on the regional dimension of University-Business links and on cross-border cooperation.

Medical Technologies Thematic Partnership Meeting

Next plenary meeting of the partnership with main objective to identify cooperation areas, scopes and regional strengths.
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NEW publication on: Implementing smart specialisation - thematic platform on industrial modernisation

This paper offers an overview of policy and economic reasons behind the launch of the new Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial...

Interim evaluation of the programme for the competitiveness of enterprises and small and medium-sized enterprises (COSME) (2014-2020)

The Commission will consult representatives of COSME countries’ public administrations and key SME stakeholders separately. Nevertheless, we...

The European Cluster Conference 2016

The European Commission’s Directorate General for the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs is pleased to announce that the...

Call for proposals: Blue Technology - transfer of innovative solutions to sea basin economies

The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) is launching a call for proposals with a view to concluding grant agreements...

Smart Specialisation in Energy – How Europe's regions are implementing their priorities?

On the occasion of Sustainable Energy Week 2016, the Smart Specialisation Platform on Energy (#S3PEnergy) organises the event: Smart...
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