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Synergies for Innovation: Lessons Learnt from the S2E National Events

This S2E Policy Insight summarising the main lessons learnt from the S2E National Events

Overview by country

Compilation by country of S2E contributions

Latest registration

The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Styria (Austria).

R&I Regional Viewer (ESTAT/ESIF/H2020 data)

This tool allows to visualize and compare main economic indicators from Eurostat, planned R&I-related investments under ESIF, and H2020 funding...

S2E National Events

S2E organized National Events in all EU13 Member States
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S3 Targeted Support S3 Targeted Support

Supporting the refinement and implementation of national and regional RIS3s

The design and implementation of research and innovation strategies for smart specialisation are complex and challenging undertakings. Appropriate structures and practices for the governance of research and innovation must be in place, and can combine existing tools, procedures and knowledge with more novel approaches.  Working in close cooperation with regional and national administrations, a number of S3P activities seek to support RIS3 processes, and their interaction with other research and innovation funding processes.

Combined with analysis of relevant national and regional characteristics, this strand of activity involves more "hands-on" engagement with national and regional stakeholders, working in close collaboration with the "quadruple helix." Consequently, trust and commitment among stakeholders are at the core of this work, and underpin the sustained impact of its positive outcomes. Specific activities focus on addressing bottlenecks to RIS3 implementation, identifying and seeking to overcome administrative, legal as and technical barriers and are tailored to particular needs, such as those of less developed and rural areas. 

By carrying such out activities in selected national and regional contexts over several months, this work aims to provide a robust basis for wider application of the tools developed and the lessons generated, as well as building local capacity for S3 implementation and the use of different funding combinations to achieve desired objectives. The practical orientation of these activities also puts to the test more theoretical perspectives on smart specialisation. 

Events Events

"Aligning implementation of RIS3 and H2020 Funding across research priorities"

The aim of the workshop is to create a forum for exchange of best practices and enhancing collaboration between NCPs as well as regional/ national...

Synergies between European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) & Research and Innovation Funding: The Stairway to Excellence (S2E)

This event provides an opportunity to present the achievement of the project, lessons learnt and discuss challenges ahead with regional and national...

Entrepreneurial Discovery Process Focus Group on ICT, North-West region of Romania

On 21 February 2017, the North-West region of Romania will organize, with JRC participation, an EDP Focus Group on ICT, which is one of the region's RIS3...

LAGGING REGIONS: WORKING GROUP ON RIS3 MONITORING

The first meeting of the JRC Lagging Regions Working Group on Monitoring will be held in Barcelona (at the EC Representation) on the 16th of February....

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...
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Publications Publications

SYNERGIES FOR INNOVATION: LESSONS LEARNT FROM THE S2E NATIONAL EVENTS

ANDREA CONTE, NIDA KAMIL OZBOLAT
This S2E Policy Insight summarises the main lessons learnt from the S2E National Events and demonstrates how the S3 and synergies between different...

Industry Global Value Chains, Connectivity and Regional Smart Specialisation in Europe. An Overview of Theoretical Approaches and Mapping Methodologies.

TODEVA Emanuela, RAKHMATULLIN Ruslan
This document is the second paper in a series of three papers on Global Value Chains (GVCs), developed under the auspices of the Joint Research Centre...

Global Value Chains Mapping: Methodology and Cases for Policy Makers. Thematic Work on Value Chain Mapping in the Context of Smart Specialisation

TODEVA Emanuela, RAKHMATULLIN Ruslan
This is the 3rd paper in a series of work on Global Value Chains (GVCs), developed under the auspices of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European...

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

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...
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