Peer eXchange and Learning (PXL) workshop on the entrepreneurial discovery process (EDP)

  • 08 Mar 2018
  • Chamber of handicrafts - Handwerkskammer Magdeburg Haus des Handwerks Gareisstraße 10 39106 Magdeburg

The S3 Platform is organising its second Peer eXchange and Learning (PXL) workshop on entrepreneurial discovery process (EDP), planned for March 2018.

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Agenda and Presentations






Hans-Joachim Hennings, Ministry of Economics, Science and Digitalization

Fabrizio Guzzo, Scientific Officer, Territorial Development, DG JRC, European Commission


Entrepreneurial Discovery Process: topic framing

This session aims at introducing the concept and practice of the Entrepreneurial Discovery Process. The different strands of work developed in DG JRC, in the S3 Platform and the activities of Targeted Support will be presented. In particular, this session will:

  • describe how the EDP has evolved from a “one-off” process to a continuous one, to be embedded in the implementation of RIS3;
  • provide examples of how the EDP is being embedded in policy instruments in RIS3 implementation;
  • describe the organisation and impact of EDP processes organised in the countries involved in the project “Targeted Support for Lagging Regions”.  

Elisabetta Marinelli, Scientific Officer, Territorial Development Unit, DG JRC, European Commission

Jan-Philipp Kramer, Prognos AG, Head of Brussels Office, Business Unit Economy | Innovation | Region

  • Executive summary (EN): Status quo of regional Smart Specialisation Strategies for innovation of the German Länder with specific view of the link to support via the ERDF 2014-2020

  •  Report (DE): Status-quo der Regionalen Innovations- strategien zur „intelligenten Spezialisierung“ (RIS3) der Bundesländer


Coffee break


Presentation of the PXL methodology

Estonia and 3 regions will provide a short account of their experience in designing and implementing policy instruments for the implementation of their respective RIS3. Presentations will be then followed by a discussion of the key questions, issues and challenges proposed by the three regions under review. This discussion will be organised across different tables, with each addressing one of the key questions. Someone from each table will then report back on the outcomes.

Fabrizio GUZZO (Territorial Development Unit, JRC, European Commission)


Parallel 1: Saxony – Anhalt (DE) (Background document) / Estonia (EE) (Background document)




Parallel 2: North Karelia (FI) (Background document) / Jämtland Härjedalen (SE) (Background document)


Coffee break


Conclusions and follow up

Fabrizio GUZZO (Territorial Development Unit, JRC, European Commission)


Practical Information

08 Mar 2018
Chamber of handicrafts - Handwerkskammer Magdeburg Haus des Handwerks Gareisstraße 10 39106 Magdeburg


The S3 Platform is organising its second Peer eXchange and Learning (PXL) workshop on entrepreneurial discovery process (EDP), based on the demands received thorough the "Call for Expression of interest" we launched last November 2017. This second PXL workshop will be focused on "entrepreneurial discovery process" and is planned for 8 March 2018 in Magdeburg. 

The workshop will be based on the PXL methodology developed by the S3 Platform over the past years (more information on the methodology can be found here)

The PXL exercise will focus on experiences and challenges associated to the operationalisation of the EDP process during the RIS3 implementation. Saxony-Anhalt (DE), North Karelia (FI), Estonia and Jämtland Härjedalen (SE) will provide a short account of their experience so as their most challenging and succesful elements of their EDP. Through experience exchanges, comments and suggestions from JRC staff, peers and experts, regional and national authorities are expected to identify possible solutions to their challenges. The workshop will also intend to provide all participants an opportunity for raising issues, providing feedbacks, networking and learning from others.   









How to go to Magdeburg

Magdeburg has no international airport. For your flight, you can have a look for connections to for different airports. Those are two airports in Berlin, one in Hannover and one in Leipzig. All of them are approximately in the same distance.

The connections by train are about 2 hours. If you have any question about your journey let us know. We try to support you.

Train connection you will find on webpage


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Hotel Ratswaage 

Ratswaageplatz 1-4

39104 Magdeburg

phone:  +49 391 5926 192, Mrs. Rode

fax:       +49 391 561 9615


until 12th February:

single room:  86 € per night/per room incl. breakfast

Indicate the following code: EDP2018


Hotel Motel One

Domplatz 5, 39104 Magdeburg

phone:  +49 391 5555 450


until    February:

single room: 69 € per night/per room excl. breakfast

(Breakfast for 9.50€)

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Information about Saxony Anhalt