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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...

European Industry Day

400 participants, key industrial players, global trend shapers and high-level policy makers will inspire debate on the future of European...

Horizon 2020 Information Day on the Research Public-Private Partnerships

The aim of the event is to give the research community an overview of ongoing activities in the following PPPs : Factories of the Future,...

Open invitation to EU Regions for Smart interregional cooperation in Energy

The S3PEnergy launches this open invitation to facilitate interregional cooperation among EU regions having similar Smart Specialisation...
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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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Events Events

GROW your REGIOn: Boosting Smart Interregional Collaboration through Clusters

An event in Valencia focusing on how to boost smart interregional collaboration through clusters and foster value chain linkages that bring benefits to...

Central European cooperation workshop and Watify Matchmaking Event on Industry 4.0

This event is the next thematic workshop of the Smart Specialisation Cooperation in Central Europe initiative launched by DG REGIO in 2016 and takes a...

Watify webinars – what's coming up in August 2017?

Watify webinars in the following topics: creative business solutions, launching new digital businesses and big data.

Watify webinar on Internet of Things and Energy

WATIFY, a European Commission-funded initiative aimed at supporting EU efforts to stimulate the modernisation of Europe’s industries, is very pleased to...

Watify webinar on Value chain analysis – a tool for competitive advantage

WATIFY, a European Commission-funded initiative aimed at supporting EU efforts to stimulate the modernisation of Europe’s industries, is very pleased to...
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Publications Publications

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...

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.
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