5th Steering Committee meeting - 14th June 2019

Warsaw, Poland

5th steering committee meeting

The S3P-Industry 5th Steering Committee Meeting took place in Warsaw, Poland on 14 of June 2019. This event was co-organised with the Polish Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology and offered the next occasion to further build the community of the S3P-Industry.

The S3P-Industry event in Warsaw served its growing community to meet its 21 partnerships and relevant European Commission services. The meeting in particular focused on the benefits and advantages associated with the involvement of the Central and Eastern European regions and countries. Furthermore, participants were invited to discuss the outcomes of the Joint Investment Day (Day 1), as well as any potential synergies with the new Strategic Value Chains (DG GROW), the ongoing developments of DG REGIO pilots as well as possible cooperation with EIT hubs & Interreg Europe.

Finally, the S3 Platform (Joint Research Centre, Seville) presented its most recent methodological work developed to support the 20 thematic partnerships currently supported by the S3P-Industry Platform


Welcome and Opening
  • Marcin OCIEPA (Secretary of State, Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology of Poland)
  • Nicola DE MICHELIS (DG REGIO), Slawomir TOKARSKI (DG GROW), Ana Maria GRIGORES (DG RTD, EC) and Fatime Barbara HEGYI (JRC Seville, EC)
  • Welcome from the Polish Ministry and European Commission
  • Future Cohesion Policy (DG REGIO, EC)
  • Towards a new EU industrial policy (DG GROW, EC)
  • Synergies with the future European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation - Horizon Europe (DG RTD, EC)

Welcoming new Industrial Modernisation Partnerships, Moderated by Krzysztof Mieszkowski (JRC Seville, EC)
  • Mining industries, Ilkka NYKÄNEN,  Business Joensuu OY
  • Water smart territories, Clara PRESA, ZINNAE – Water Cluster
  • European Hydrogen Valleys, Francisco VIGALONDO, Representative of Aragón Exterior in Brussels

Connecting innovation spaces: exploring potentials of Central and Eastern European participation in the platform
Round Table Discussion, moderated by Katarzyna KACZKOWSKA (the Ministry of Investment and Economic Development of Poland)
  • What kind of regional/ national policy measures can support interregional cooperation for research and innovation?
  • How can CEE countries contribute to European Value Chains?
  • What are the motivating factors to participate or to play a lead role?

Connecting initiatives: exploiting synergies (part 1), moderated by Nikos PANTALOS (DG GROW, EC)
  • European Strategic Cluster Partnerships for smart specialisation investments (ESCP-S3s) and the Industrial Modernisation PlatformCarsten SCHIERENBECK (DG GROW, EC)
  • ​​​​​Connsensys, ESCP-S3 on Agro-Food, ICT & Digitalisation, Loïc MARIN, ViaMéca, France
  • EACN, ESP-S3 on Automotive, Ewa DUDZIC & Aleksandra ZAJUSZ-WAYDA, Silesia Automotive & Advanced Manufacturing Cluster coordinated by KSSE, Poland
  • DIGICLUSTERS, ESCP-S3 on Agro-Food and packaging, ICT & Digitalisation (Katarzyna KOWALSKA, UNIMOS Alliance & Emilio RULL, Quesada, onGranada Tech City, Spain)
  • CYBER SECURE LIGHT, ESCP-S3 on Smart buildings/city, ICT & Digitalisation, Joanna MAKUCH & Lukasz POREBSKI, SIPH-Klaster Innowator, Poland
Connecting initiatives: exploiting synergies (part 2), moderated by Krzysztof Mieszkowski (JRC Seville, EC)


Minutes 5th SC meeting 14June2019 S3P-Industry​​​​​​
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