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SME Conference "Smart Specialisation: Engine for Economic Growth in the Regions of the Republic of Moldova"

General Information

The S3 Platform together with external experts presented the potential smart specialisation priorities for Moldova at SME conference on 6 October in Chisinau, which was held  in the context of Moldova Business Week 2017 organised yearly by the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure of Moldova and partner organisations. The conference gathered around 300 participants mainly representing business organisations but also public institutions, regional development agencies, NGOs. The event  was opened by Mr. Octavian Calmic, Minister of Economics and Infrastructure of the Republic of Moldova and Mr. Peter Michalko, Head of the European Union Delegation in the Republic of Moldova.

In support to the S3 process in Moldova the S3 Platform has launched  the mapping of the economic, scientific and innovation potential, which results have been presented at the conference. The conference opened the discussions on competitive strengths of Moldova as a part entrepreneurial discovery process.  The EU experts from Romanian and Italian regions shared their experiences of involving business stakeholders in discovery of smart specialisation priorities.

Agenda and Presentations

Smart Specialization -  An Instrument to Create and Promote Regional Competitive Advantage by Ales Gnamus, JRC, Territorial Development Unit, S3 Platform.

Sustainable and competitive economic development of the Republic of Moldova by Vitalie Iurcu, Deputy Minister of Economy and Infrastructure of the Republic of Moldova.

S3 Pilot Project in Moldova: Mapping and identification of the regional potential of the Republic of Moldova by Hugo Hollanders, Maastricht University & Lina Stanionyte, JRC, S3 Platform.

Importance of Entrepreneurial Discovery Process developing Smart Specialization in Romania by Gabriela Macoveiu, Northeast Regional Development Agency, Romania.

Italian Experience in Organising Entrepreneurial Discovery Process for Smart Specialisation and Business Involvement by Alina Candu S3 Developer, Finlombarda, Lombardy Region, Italy.

Summary of the report "Mapping of economic, innovative and scientific potential in the Republic of Moldova" prepared by Hugo Hollanders.


The Radisson Blue Leogrand Hotel, 77 Mitropolit Varlaam Street, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

Registration information

Registration for this event is closed.