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S3PEnergy - High Level Event

General Information

The High Level Event of the Smart Specialisation Platform on Energy is organised with a twofold objective: to showcase the results achieved so far and also to discuss on the most effective ways to keep assisting regions specialised in the energy domain. Particular focus will be given to the interregional cooperation dynamics in the domains of bioenergy, smart grids, sustainable buildings, marine renewables and solar. 

This high level event will take place on Thursday the 25th of January 2018 in Brussels.

BACKGROUND. In May 2015, the “Smart Specialisation Platform on Energy” (S3PEnergy) was launched with the aim to support the implementation of the Smart Specialisation Strategies of those regions/Member States that have chosen energy-related priorities, and to assist them to use Cohesion Policy funding more effectively. The project has been centred in providing expertise and methodological support to all the agents engaged in energy and innovation, and in promoting mutual transnational learning activities. One of its more tangible results is the creation of five interregional partnerships, with the participation of more than 60 regions or Member States.


Agenda and Presentations


Final agenda



Presentation of the activities and results of S3PEnergy

Alessandro RAINOLDI, Head of "Territorial Development" Unit, Directorate-General Joint Research Centre, European Commission
Antonio SORIA RAMIREZ, Head of "Economics of Climate Change, Energy and Transport" Unit, Directorate-General Joint Research Centre, European Commission
Efstathios PETEVES, Head of "Knowledge for the Energy Union" Unit, Directorate-General Joint Research Centre, European Commission

Roundtable and discussion with the S3 Energy Partnerships

  • Bioenergy Partnership: Ilari HAVUKAINEN, Cluster Development Manager, Regional Council of Lapland (FI)
  • Marine Renewable Energy Partnership: Jan REID, Lead for marine energy and low carbon technologies, Scottish Enterprise, Scotland (UK)
  • Smart Grids Partnership: Raphaële DE GIULI MORGHEN, Director General for Europe and Mediterranean Cooperation, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region (FR)
  • Solar Energy Partnership: José Luis NAVARRO RIBERA, Regional Minister of Economy and Infrastructures, Region of Extremadura (ES)
  • Sustainable Buildings Partnership: Natalia GONZÁLEZ HEREZA, Director-General, Directorate-General of Industry, Energy and Mines, Regional Ministry of Employment, Enterprise and Trade, Andalusian Government (ES)

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Smart Specialisation: Sixty European regions get ready to develop joint energy projects



Berlaymont Building, Room Robert Schuman, Rue de la Loi 200, Brussels

Contact information

The S3PEnergy team

Registration information

With limited places, attendance upon confirmation. Registration is now closed, please contact the S3PEnergy team if you have any question.