Entrepreneurial regional governance: Territorial cohesion through open innovation

  • 07 Dec 2022 to 08 Dec 2022
  • Prague, Czech Republic. Prague Congress Centre

ESPON recognises traces of Entrepreneurial Regional Governance in a number of incumbent and new policy processes and initiatives, notably in the Partnerships for Regional Innovation, the RIS3 for SDG initiative and the underlying Entrepreneurial Discovery Process, Open Governance and Public Sector Innovation. All these processes and initiatives can nurture societal innovation diffusion within regions, following the unprecedented opportunities given by the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Thus, allowing ‘societal innovation shortcuts’ made by the public sector to regions with higher affinity for cross-regional societal innovation. This appears to be a promising formula particularly but not exclusively for regions deprived of natural regional innovation systems for spatial, economic, social or historical reasons.


Deadline for registrations: 08/11/2022. Please not that you will be invited to a separate registration to the accreditation system of the Czech Presidency - so please submit your registration the soonest possible.

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07 Dec 2022 to 08 Dec 2022

Prague, Czech Republic. Prague Congress Centre

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The Seminar (7 December 2022 to 8 December 2022) is informing  about the New European Innovation Agenda. The fresh evidence is expected to yield considerable benefits for regional policy-making, in particular in the context of RIS3 strategies connected with sustainable development goals, ESIF-, RRF- and JTF-aided economic transition policies, innovation procurement, open government and open data developments, Horizon Europe and other collaborative and open innovation practices of public authorities.

 You are welcome to join a unique coalition, featuring:

  • the New European Innovation Agenda (Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth Mariya Gabriel);
  • the Entrepreneurial Regional Governance concept (ESPON)
  • the Partnerships for Regional Innovation (JRC)
  • Smart Specialisation Strategies adjusted for Sustainable Development Goals (JRC and Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade)
  • Public Service Innovation and Open Governance (OECD)
  • Digital Innovation in Governance and Public Services, notably open data (ESPON)

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