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S3 TRAINING WORKSHOP (PART 2): Technical Training - S3 in Georgia

General Information

Smart specialisation is increasingly recognised across the world as well as in Eastern Partnership (EaP countries) as a policy approach targeting investments in research and innovation while streamlining these efforts in a more coordinated and effective way. The European Commission’s Joint Research Center has developed its Smart Specialisation Framework for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Countries. This bespoke Framework translates the principles of smart specialisation into a number of tangible steps that can be applied in the context of Eastern Partnership (EaP) Countries.

Many EaP countries have now expressed their interest in applying the smart specialisation approach in the context of research and innovation policy, economic transformation and job creation, industrial modernisation, regional development and decentralisation efforts. The processes in Ukraine and Moldova clearly demonstrates that significant progress has been made to date in shaping modern R&I and regional policies and a robust commitment to developing smart specialisation strategies by the end of 2020. Georgia, Belarus and Armenia have formally expressed their interest in developing smart specialisation frameworks and launched a number of preparatory actions exploring opportunities in launching S3 pilots.

This seminar aims to provide national and regional S3 teams from Georgia (as well as Armenia and Belarus) an overview of the six-step methodology behind S3: from qualitative and quantitative analyses, identification of S3 priorities, strategy development as well as its implementation. During this workshop, participants will learn in more detail about an operational approach agreed with the national team and based on the JRC smart specialisation framework for Enlargement and Neighbourhood countries.

Participants

This event is aimed at the National and Regional S3 Teams representing main research, innovation and regional development policy institutions, universities and research institutes, business support organisations, national and regional administrations and regional development agencies.

Agenda and Presentations

FINAL AGENDA AND PRESENTATIONS
 
 

Technical S3 Workshop (LEVEL 2): Wednesday, 9 December 2020

 

Tbilisi (Georgia) time zone

 

English/Russian interpretation

Конференция на английском языке с переводом на русский язык

 

11:30 – 11:45

WELCOME AND OPENING

  • David Kalatozishvili, Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia, and
  • Ruslan Rakhmatullin, Policy Officer, S3 Platform, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

 

11:45 – 12:45

DIAGNOSIS/MAPPING - ANALYSIS OF REGIONAL CONTEXT/POTENTIAL

  • Evidence-based policymaking – quantitative analyses for smart specialisation – identifying the economic and innovative potential – introduction
  • Hugo Hollanders, Maastricht University, the Netherlands
  • Iris Merkelbach, UNU-Merit, the Netherlands

Q&A

Combined PPT

 

12:4513:00

Break

 

13:00 – 14:00

DIAGNOSIS/MAPPING - ANALYSIS OF REGIONAL CONTEXT/POTENTIAL

  • Identifying scientific potential (scientometrics) – introduction
  • Yannis Tolias, Managing Partner, Innovatia Systems, Greece

Q&A

14:0015:00

Lunch Break

 

15:00 – 16:00

DIAGNOSIS/MAPPING - ANALYSIS OF REGIONAL CONTEXT/POTENTIAL

  • Qualitative analyses for smart specialisation priorities – introduction
  • Domen Bole, Innovation ecosystem expert, Slovenia

Q&A

16:00 – 17:00

INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY BUILDING, GOVERNANCE AND VISION FOR THE FUTURE

  • Entrepreneurial Discovery Process through a participatory and inclusive
    stakeholder dialogue – exercises and interactive discussion
  • Katarzyna Kaczkowska, Expert on R&D&I financing, Poland 

Q&A

17:0017:15

Break

 

17:15 – 18:15

INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY FOR IMPLEMENTATION: FROM DESIGNING A POLICY MIX TO MONITORING & EVALUATION

  • Guidelines for the implementation of a policy mix and monitoring
    smart specialisation strategies – exercises and interactive discussion
  • Claire Nauwelaers, STI policy expert, Belgium

Q&A

18:15 – 18:30

CLOSING

 

 

Contact information

Should you have any further questions in relation to this event, please feel free to contact Dr Ruslan Rakhmatullin

Registration information

Participation in this event in by invitation only.