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Now online Digital Innovation Hubs catalogue

Now a draft version of the Digital Innovation Hubs catalogue is online. You can search more than 450 hubs from all over Europe. The search can...

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...

EIT 2018 call for proposals - webinars on Call for EIT Manufacutring and Urban mobility

Join the two webinars on the upcoming competition for new Innovation Communities on EIT Manufacturing and Urban Mobility

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Montenegro has registered to the S3 Platform.

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The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Kharkiv (Ukraine).
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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

Third meeting of the working group on RIS3 monitoring in lagging regions

This event concludes a set of three meetings in which the partner regions of the project RIS3 Support in Lagging Regions have discussed and advanced their...

Seminar on synergies between funding in the aeronautics field

Seminar with the Member States and Regions on Synergies with ESIF in Aviation/Aeronautics

RIS3 in Warminsko Mazurskie

Digital Assembly 2017 in Valletta: "Digital Europe: Investing in the Future"

The Digital Assembly 2017 will take place in Valletta, Malta. It is an event co-organised by the European Commission and the Maltese Presidency of the...

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...
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Publications Publications

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...

Digital Innovation Hubs: Mainstreaming Digital Innovation Across All Sectors

Roundtable on Digitising European Industry Working Group 1
DEI Working Group 1 focuses on Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) as a means of supporting businesses, and notably SMEs and non-tech industry, in their...

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...
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