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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...

Smart Specialisation success stories – let your success story be seen!

The S3 Platform is seeking stories of how smart specialisation is working in practice, showing how S3 has impacted the country / region. The...
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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

Smart Regions 2.0 Conference: Maximising Europe's Innovation Potential

The second edition of the high-level Smart Regions even will provide the opportunity for stakeholders to share experience of how smart specialisation has...

The first Steering Committee meeting of the Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation

The first Steering Committee meeting of the Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation gathered 16 EU regions, Commission services and the...

Nanotechnologies and Advanced Materials Pilot Projects Test-beds for industry and private investments

Horizon 2020, in particular through its industrial leadership pillar, has invested more than 140 million in nanotech and advanced materials pilot lines...

Smart Specialisation cooperation in Central Europe – Networking Workshop

The Directorate General for Regional and Urban policy (DG REGIO) of the European Commission has launched an initiative in mid-2016 that aims at...

Kick-off Event of the Smart Specialisation Platform on Agri-Food

Kick-off Event of the Smart Specialisation Platform on Agri-Food is co-organised by the European Commission's S3 Platform and the Government of Tuscany
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Publications Publications

Smart Specialisation: Creating Growth through Trans-national cooperation and Value Chains

JRC Science for Policy Report Mariussen Åge; Rakhmatullin Ruslan; Stanionyte Lina.
Thematic Work on the Understanding of Transnational cooperation and Value Chains in the context of Smart Specialisation.

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...

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...

Regional Innovation Ecosystems - Learning from the EU´s Cities and Regions

This publication aims to encourage regional decision-makers to increase their collaboration and partnering. Europe needs more partnering with...

Research and Technology Organisations and Smart Specialisation

15/2015 David Charles and Katerina Ciampi Stancova
Research and Technology Organisations have developed in many European countries at both national and regional levels to assist in the support of local...
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