Eye@RIS3 visualises public investment priorities for innovation across Europe. 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
Attica [EL30] Materials, Constructions and Industry
Textiles and clothing, construction materials New Materials, Micro-nano electronics, and design intensity.
Final RIS3 Document 30 - Jun - 2022
Attica [EL30] Tourism, Culture and Creative Industries
Blue economy with a focus on integrated tourism destination management.
Final RIS3 Document 30 - Jun - 2022
Autonomous Province of Bolzano [ITH1] Automation and Digital
Automation-Automotive: Enterprise 4.0, Control of production systems, Smart Factory, Smart Agriculture and Precision Farming, Digitalization in Construction, Building Information Modeling, Engineering Education 4.0, Automation and Robotics, Domoti...
Final RIS3 Document 26 - Oct - 2021
Autonomous Province of Bolzano [ITH1] Food and Life Science
Agri-Food/Nutrition: Cultivation and breeding, Processing, Shelf life and storage, Commercialization, Biotechnology (red/green), Microbiology and fermentation, Beverage technology and oenology, Primary varieties, Alpine superfoods and winter veget...
Final RIS3 Document 26 - Oct - 2021
Autonomous Province of Bolzano [ITH1] Alpine Technologies
Technology applied to mountains and people: Mountain and Outdoor; Alpine Security: Risk management in Alpine regions, Construction in extreme locations, Infrastructure on the mountain; Alpine Production/Work Technology: Alpine tradition and tech...
Final RIS3 Document 26 - Oct - 2021
Autonomous Province of Bolzano [ITH1] Green Technologies
Smart Energy Systems: Cross-sectoral energy production from renewable sources, Distribution and storage, Smart grids and decentralization, Smart consumption and energy efficiency in refurbishment of existing buildings, Industry and production, Hydrogen; ...
Final RIS3 Document 26 - Oct - 2021
Azores [PT20] Tourism and Heritage
Due to the richness of the existing natural and cultural heritage, the Azores orient their offer mainly towards the nature tourism segment and some relevant niches such as geological or maritime tourism, as well the cultural traditions and History...
Final RIS3 Document 16 - Nov - 2022
Azores [PT20] Sea and Blue Growth
In the Azores, the economic use of the sea is crucial due to its geostrategic position, extensive exclusive maritime zone, and biodiversity. Key activities include technological innovation, valorization of marine resources through biotechnology, a...
Final RIS3 Document 16 - Nov - 2022
Azores [PT20] Health
Healthcare in the Azores is vital, focusing on social inclusion and efficiency. The goals include technological innovation, circular models, sustainable practices, personalized care, digital transition, telehealth implementation, and leveraging bi...
Final RIS3 Document 16 - Nov - 2022
Berlin [DE3] Energy Technologies
Renewable energy ● Energy grids and storage ● Energy efficiency ● Use-cases in energy supply, industrial processes, ● smart buildings, quarters and industrial areas, energy infrastructure for mobility ● Digital technologies, processes and ...
Final RIS3 Document 18 - Nov - 2022