Higher Education for Smart Specialisation: Peer Learning Workshop, Orléans 21 November 2018
21 Nov 2018
S3 Platform & OtherS3 Targeted SupportHESS
The first Peer Learning Workshop will be hosted by Centre Val Loire in Orléans (France) with the objective of sharing HESS case studies' approaches and action-research lessons learnt. The JRC will present the content of the HESS Handbook (upcoming) that provides six elements to reflect on: HE systems, HE careers, the EDP, governance, funding and monitoring. Four regions, Centre-Val de Loire, Navarre, Puglia and North-East Romania, will share the opportunities and obstacles in building regional partnerships in the context of smart specialisation.
The Peer Learning Workshops will make the most out of participatory methods so that the maximum amount of co-created knowledge can be harvested, with the objective of:
Learning about the experiences of others who are trying to build partnerships in the context of Smart Specialisation.
Receiving feedback from other regions and Higher Education institutions that can help strengthen the regional partnerships and activities.
Understanding how EU policies and funding programmes can support the partnerships, including the proposed frameworks post 2020.
Building a Community of Practice at EU level that can explore cooperation opportunities.
The event will bring together two European Commission Directorate Generals, national/regional public authorities managing S3 and higher education institutions interested in promoting university collaborations for regional growth.
Agenda and Presentations
Registration – Welcome coffee
Anne-Besnier, Vice-Présidente Enseignement supérieur et recherche Centre-Val de Loire Region
Nicolas Dubouloz, Centre-Val de Loire Region, Direction Enseignement Supérieur, Recherche et Transfert de Technologie (DESRTT)
HESS Team, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
Advantages and challenges to involve HEI in Smart Specialisation Strategies- Learning from Peer Experiences
This session will present some of the knowledge generated in the Higher Education for Smart Specialisation project on the role of universities in contributing to regional growth, covering topics from researchers territorial engagement, involvement in the Entrepreneurial Discovery Process, tailored funding instruments and participation in S3 governance
Comments, Questions and answers
Peer Learning methodology:
The session will provide information on the organisation of the following peer-learning sessions that will be held subsequently, in which each region will present the regional R&I context, the role that HEI are playing, the challenges faced and potential actions that will be taken.
Peer Learning Session 1
Centre-Val de Loire case (France)
Puglia case (Italy)
Region: Nicolas Dubouloz (Centre-Val de Loire Region)
University: Cécile Goi (University of Tours) and Yann Mercier-Brunel (University of Orléans)
Discussant and rapporteur: John Edwards, JRC, European Commission
Region: Annamaria Fiore (ARTI- Regional Technology and Innovation Agency)
University: Annamaria Patella (ITS A. Cuccovillo
Discussant and rapporteur: Elisabetta Marinelli, JRC, European Commission
Feeedback from Session 1 rapporteurs: Luis Goñi and Agatha Filimon
Peer Learning Session 2
Navarre case (Spain)
North-East Romania case (Romania)
Region: Luis Goñi (SODENA-Navarre Regional Development Agency)
University: Ramón Gonzalo (Public University of Navarre)
Moderator: Eskarne Arregui, JRC, European Commission
Region: Agatha Filimon (Regional Development Agency North East Romania)
University: George Culea and Cosmin Tomozei (Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacau)
Moderator: Elisabetta Marinelli, JRC, European Commission
Feedback from the session 2 rapporteurs: Nicolas Dubouloz and Annamaria Fiore
Concluding remarks and future actions, John Edwards, JRC, European Commission
END OF CONFERENCE
Hôtel de Région, 9 rue Saint Pierre Lentin - CS 94117, Orléans (France)
In the interest of a balanced geographical participation in the workshop, the European Commission might consider the reimbursement of travel expenses for some participating regions. Note that registration will be closed on 16th November