Eye@RIS3 visualises public investment priorities for innovation across Europe for period 2014-2020. It enables public managers and stakeholders to position their territory in comparison to other territories and to find potential partners for collaboration. Inside the EU, priorities are linked to the use of the European Regional and Development Funds (ERDF). Data are based on the information found in Smart Specialisation Strategies and related strategic frameworks.  Outside the EU, they depict R&I priorities reported in various government strategy documents.

To allow for easy comparisons with established classifications, priorities are classified using the Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community (NACE rev. 2) and the Nomenclature for the Analysis and Comparison of Scientific Programmes and Budgets (NABS 2007).

Last updates: The tool has been fully upgraded in September 2018. Data are continuously updated based on inputs from European regional and national authorities and their stakeholders (also called the "entrepreneurial discovery process" in the literature on smart specialisation).

Eye@RIS3: Innovation Priorities in Europe

EU Countries with Encoded S3 Priorities
EU Regions with Encoded S3 Priorities
Non-EU Countries with Encoded R&I Priorities
Non-EU Regions with Encoded R&I Priorities
Name [NUTS ID] Description Source Date of Source
Algarve [PT15] Renewable Energies
The objective of the region is to climb in the renewable energies value chain, and start developing and producing renewable energies technologies. Currently, such technologies are not developed in the region, and it simply develops activities rela...
Final RIS3 Document 13 - Feb - 2015
Algarve [PT15] Maritime activities
Regard the sea as a strategic resource for the region. This includes the development of activities that range from traditional fishery, tourism and leisure to R&D activities to explore and add value to unexplored marine resources.
Final RIS3 Document 13 - Feb - 2015
Algarve [PT15] Tourism and diversification into related industries
Although tourism is a well-established sector in Algarve, it is important to diversify into related activities that go beyond promoting this region as a "sun and sea" destination. The objective is to develop or strengthen nautical, cultural, natur...
Final RIS3 Document 13 - Feb - 2015
Algarve [PT15] ICTs and cultural industries
Development of ICTs to foster the emergence of new businesses and to strengthen the development of existing regional activities.
Final RIS3 Document 13 - Feb - 2015
Algarve [PT15] Health and life sciences
that address social needs, such as care for older people from abroad, and rehabilitation (based on a growing market of foreign people living in the region).
Final RIS3 Document 13 - Feb - 2015
Algarve [PT15] Agro-food
Strengthen innovation and the use of technologies (automation, ICTs) in the agro-food sector. This will add value to the agro-food regional value chain.
Final RIS3 Document 13 - Feb - 2015
Alsace [FR42] Environment friendly equipment and
tools. This is part of the activity labelled as Green economy. It involves machinery and equipment and tools (eco-conception, end-of-life product conception, automatisation and engines
Final RIS3 Document 28 - Oct - 2013
Alsace [FR42] Health and well-being -
1/ e-health (prevention, autodiagnostic, tele-consultation and remote monitoring), ICT related aspects of e-health. 2) New drugs (biotech, biomarkers, nanomaterial, genomics, chemistry and biology), 3) robotics & medical & surgical care (non-invas...
Final RIS3 Document 28 - Oct - 2013
Alsace [FR42] Green economy
Composed of various axis: 1/ Sustainable, healthy and low environmental impact buildings; 2/ Renewable energy; 3/ sustainable transport; 4/ water management; 5/ Low environmental impact agriculture and manufacturing.
Final RIS3 Document 28 - Oct - 2013
Alsace [FR42] Renewable energies
This is the 2nd axis of GREEN ECONOMY. It involves biogas, biomass, geothermal energy, hydroelectricity
Final RIS3 Document 28 - Oct - 2013