Publications Publications

RIS3-PE: For a vision of the Smart Specialisation Strategy in selected innovative territories of the State of Pernambuco

Hugo Pinto
Reports on a study supported by DG REGIO in the framework of its cooperation with the Brazilian Ministry of National Integration. The study promotes the...

Reconciling Smart Specialisation Strategies with State aid – Not an Impossible Mission

European Structural and Investment Funds Journal Péter Staviczky, Fatime Barbara Hegyi
This article highlights the relevance of State aid law both for policy makers and aid grantors when implementing smart specialisation strategies (S3).

Smart specialisation, seizing industrial opportunities

Antonio Vezzani, Marco Baccan, Alina Candu, Alessio Castelli, Mafini Dosso, Petros Gkotsis
This study offers a novel analytical approach to inform the regional search for new industrial opportunities, as promoted by Smart Specialisation within...

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...

EU Research & Innovation for and with Cities - Yearly mapping report

DG RTD I.3
This report provides an overview of the main EU Research and Innovation (R&I) actions for and with cities, promoted both at the European and international...
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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

Smart Specialisation and Technology Transfer as Innovation Drivers for Regional Growth

This high-level conference is organised under the auspices of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU.

Central European Cooperation in Smart Specialisation on the Application of ICT and Advanced Manufacturing Solutions in the Food Supply Chain workshop

This cooperation workshop is organised by Campden BRI Magyarország Nonprofit Kft. and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia - Chamber of...

Collaboration Opportunities and Synergies between RIS3 and EIT-RIS

The main aim of this event is to gather key stakeholders from different European MSs and regions and facilitate interaction, exchange of good practices,...

EU Industry Day 2018 - Workshop by the Smart Sensor Systems 4 Agri-Food Partnership

In the framework of the second EU Industry Day 2018, 22-23 February, Brussels (BE) the Smart Sensor Systems 4 agri-food partnership will organize a...
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New JRC MOOC on monitoring Smart Specialisation strategies

Which are the principles underpinning research and innovation smart specialisation strategies (RIS3)? What are the core-indicators to monitor...

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The latest region to register is Cherkasy (UA).

Latest registration

The latest S3 Platform member is the regional entity Republika Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

HESS exploratory meetings in Severen Tsentralen (Bulgaria)

As a key first step in a HESS case study, focussed on strengthening the involvement of universities in the definition of local development...

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The latest region to register is the Ruse Province (BG).
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