This workshop showcased how different sectors of society are taking an active role in energy action. Contributions are addressed by the smart specialisation strategies at the regional level through a bottom-up participative process.
The Digital Assembly 2017 will take place in Valletta, Malta. It is an event co-organised by the European Commission and the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
The 8th Annual Forum of the EUSBSR will held on 13 - 14 June, 2017 in Berlin. The theme of the 8th Annual Forum is connectivity which highlights the necessity to intensify contacts throughout the Baltic Sea Region including its neighbouring regions.
In the framework of the Danube-INCO.net project, the Smart Specialisation Platform of the JRC together with the Academy of Sciences of Moldova organised this S3 launch event to broaden the knowledge on the S3 concept, raise awareness of the pilot project and kick-start smart specialisation in the Republic of Moldova.
Synergies: Sustainable Growth in Marine and Maritime Sectors of Slovenia in the Northern Adriatic - Bluemed meeting on macro-regional level21/03/2017 22/03/2017
In the context of the Bluemed initiative the Ministry of Education Science and Sport (MIZŠ) and the Marine Biology Station of the National Institute of Biology (NIB MBP) of Slovenia, together with the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SAZU), the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the European Academies' Science Advisory Council (EASAC), organize an event aimed at creating synergies between different European, regional and national policies and instruments in the field of marine and coastal areas, as well as to present the JRC-EASAC report "Marine sustainability in an age of changing oceans and seas".
Workshop on Investment Vehicles and Financial Instruments supporting Technology Transfer and Innovation01/03/2017 02/03/2017
The JRC organised a workshop that focused on financial instruments as support to innovation and tech transfer projects in the Western Balkans countries and, in general, in the Danube region. The event took place in Belgrade (Serbia). The objectives of the workshop were to identify existing financial instruments that support innovation and technology transfer activities in the region, explore where the evident gaps exist and explore ways to address currently unmet demand using synergistic solutions. The workshop also aimed to strengthen and cement an emerging community of practice on these issues that should help to maximise the impact of innovation on regional development.
Through the Smart Specialisation Strategy for Research and Innovation (S3), the Lombardy Region intents to scale up at European level a policy model to identify and support the Emerging Industries (EI).
An information and brokerage event related to smart specialisation and blue growth, organised by the Interreg funded project Smart Blue Regions and the National Contact Point Network for Horizon 2020
In the recent years Smart Specialisation Strategies for Research and Innovation (RIS3) have been developed mostly at across the EU as a key component of regional development policy. Furthermore, the Smart Specialisation (S3) concept has been recognised as a useful framework for research and innovation beyond the EU and lately in particular in the EU Enlargement and Neighbourhood policies fostering inclusive and sustainable economic growth in the countries addressed by these policies.
The Baltic Sea Commission and Region Gävleborg, in cooperation with Policy Area Innovation of the European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region is organising a conference on the topic of smart specialization in the Baltic Sea region.
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