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
Kymenlaakso [FI1C4] Bio- and Circular Economy - Renewable Materials and Energy
Smart specialisation as a regional objective rests in the improved utilisation of forest and other natural resources, raw materials and wastes, e.g. in energy use, biofuels, material refining and added value-based innovative products. This priorit...
Final RIS3 Document 12 - Mar - 2021
Kymenlaakso [FI1C4] Smart and Green Logistics
Safety and smart logistics - our region’s expertise in safety in both maritime transport and port operations is the top international level. Smart logistics is a means to intensify operations by which the environment, costs and work time are saved...
Final RIS3 Document 12 - Mar - 2021
Kymenlaakso [FI1C4] Digitalisation - Cyber Security and Digital Applications
Cyber security, gamification and digital applications in logistics, bio-economy, tourism and in health & well-being. Possibilities for new ideas and innovations are seen especially at the interfaces of different areas and expertise and digital app...
Final RIS3 Document 12 - Mar - 2021
Malta [MT] Future Digital Technologies
Future Digital Technologies is included as a vertical Smart Specialisation thematic area as well as horizontal cross-cutting innovation enabler
Final RIS3 Document 11 - Jan - 2022
Malta [MT] Health and Well-Being
Vertical Smart Specialisation Area focusing on Cancer, Cellular Therapy, Drug Development and Digital tools to support Healthcare, focusing on E-Health and Bioinformatics
Final RIS3 Document 11 - Jan - 2022
Malta [MT] Sustainable Use of Resources for Climate Change Mitigation&Adaptation
Vertical S3 Area focusing on Net Zero Carbon Buildings, Renewable Energy Generation & Energy Storage Solutions, Resource Efficiency in Industry, and Turning Waste into Resources.
Final RIS3 Document 11 - Jan - 2022
Malta [MT] Smart Manufacturing
Vertical Smart Specialisation Area focusing on Flexible Automation and Sustainable Manufacturing
Final RIS3 Document 11 - Jan - 2022
Malta [MT] Marine and Maritime Technologies
Vertical Smart Specialisation Area focusing on Valorisation of Marine Resources (Renewable Energy and Offshore Technologies, Marine Biotechnology including Aquaculture), Maritime Technologies (Shipping Logistics and Services, Ship Manufacturing, M...
Final RIS3 Document 11 - Jan - 2022
Malta [MT] Aviation and Aerospace
Vertical Smart Specialisation Area with a focus on technology areas of long-term use (MRO, avionics, UAVs, air traffic management). Other areas of development and opportunity are RemotelyPiloted Air System (RPAS) technologies, small aircraft desig...
Final RIS3 Document 11 - Jan - 2022
Mazowieckie [PL9] Safe food
The area is focused on providing high-quality agri-food products that are safe for consumers and the environment. This can be achieved, inter alia, by improving products and processes related to their production, processing, storage, distribution ...
Final RIS3 Document 16 - Mar - 2021