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Pilot Calls on industrial transition and interregional cooperation

The Commission is launching two pilot actions on "Interregional innovation projects" and "Industrial transition regions".

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

Strengthening Innovation in Europe's regions

On July 18th, the European Commission has adopted a communication on "Strengthening Innovation in Europe's Regions: Towards resilient, inclusive...

DG Research and Innovation has joined the initiative of S3P - Industry

DG RTD has recently co-signed the memorandum of understanding on the establishment of the Smart Specialisation Platform on Industrial...
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S3 Thematic Platforms S3 Thematic Platforms

On the 2nd of June 2016, during the Smart Regions conference, the European Commission has launched two Smart Specialisation Platforms: for Industrial Modernisation and Agri-Food, in addition to the existing S3 Platform for Energy.

These initiatives are to offer hands-on support to regions to foster interregional cooperation based on matching smart specialisation priorities related to these three areas - such as Key Enabling Technologies, service innovation or resource efficiency. It will be hosted by the European Commission's Smart Specialisation Platform located in Seville.

The aim of this initiative is to create an investment pipeline of mature projects in new growth areas across the EU, by providing tailored advice and helping regions establish links with the business and research communities.

The platform could help regions develop or share infrastructure such as testing facilities, pilot plants, data centres, and Fab-Labs.

Particular support will be given to regions to combine different EU investment instruments, such as the European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds, COSME, Horizon2020 and the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the heart of the Investment Plan.

 

Background

Smart specialisation is an innovative approach promoting efficient and targeted use of public investment in research and innovation to enable countries and regions to capitalize on their strengths and create new competitive advantages. National and regional smart specialisation strategies serve as compasses for ESI Funds investments in research and innovation.

135 regions indicated industrial modernisation-related priorities as one of their key investment areas under smart specialisation, thus highlighting the enormous potential for joint projects.

The first thematic Smart Specialisation Platform was set up in 2015 to foster interregional cooperation in the field of energy. The Platforms, managed by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, provide expertise, advice and networking opportunities through workshops and seminars.

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ETIP SNET South Eastern Region Workshop

The European Commission's Joint Research Center (JRC), the European Technology and Innovation Platform for Smart Networks for Energy Transition (ETIP...

GROW your REGIOn: Boosting Smart Interregional Collaboration through Clusters

You are cordially invited to join us in Valencia from 8 to 9 November for the 2nd edition of the #GROWyourREGIOn conference: Boosting Smart Interregional...

Call for Expression of Interest for Regional Authorities to Participate in a Pilot Action on Industrial Transition

DG REGIO seeks expressions of interest from national and regional authorities, at the appropriate geographical level and at least at NUTS level 2, willing...

Call for Expression of Interest for Thematic Partnerships to Pilot Interregional Innovation Projects

DG REGIO seeks expressions of interest from transnational partnerships of regional authorities, which include regional stakeholders (universities,...

Innovation camp smart specialisation in energy

This innovation camp takes place these 11th and 12th October in Brussels. It counts on the joint participation of three S3PEnergy partnerships, external...
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Publications Publications

Implementing smart specialisation - thematic platform on industrial modernisation

S3 Policy Brief Series Fatime Barbara Hegyi and Ruslan Rakhmatullin
This paper offers an overview of policy and economic reasons behind the launch of the new Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation.

Dynamics of Smart Specialisation Agri-food Trans-regional Cooperation

21/2017 Katerina Ciampi Stancova, Alessio Cavicchi
The objective of this paper is to inform the community of researchers, policymakers and practitioners about the dynamics of setting up the Thematic Smart...

An analysis of drivers, barriers and readiness factors of EU companies for adopting advanced manufacturing products and technologies

DG GROW
Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) are key to industrial competitiveness, growth and job creation in Europe. This study identifies the main reasons...

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...
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