JRC-IPTS together with DG REGIO, DG ENTR, EURADA and UEAPME hosted an event on SMEs and Smart Specialisation. The event informed on and discussed possibilities for SME involvement in smart specialisation strategy development (RIS3) and their implementation.
The role of smart specialisation and regional policy in developing the innovativeness of regions in Europe10/10/2012
The workshop was organised by Małopolskie Voivodeship within the SMART+ INTERREG IVC project.
The Italian country event on RIS3 was hosted by the Apulia Region in Bari and gathered representatives from all Italian regions, the Ministry for Economic Development and the Ministry for Research, University and Education. Two EU regions were invited to illustrate their experience on smart specialisation strategies: Upper Austria and Castilla y León.
Cardiff University hosted the first workshop on Smart Specialisation in the UK in partnership with the S3 Platform. The workshop was attended by a range of stakeholders from the scientific and business sectors in the UK.
On the eve of the conference, Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for Regional Policy, and President of the RegioStars Jury, and Luc van den Brande, former President of the Committee of the Regions, announced the winners of the RegioStars 2012 Awards. Styria in Austria, Malmö in Sweden, Podlaskie in Poland and two European Territorial Cooperation projects, bringing together partners from 9 different Member States, are the clear winners taking centre stage in Europe.
S3 Seminar for the Danube Macro Region
The aim of this event that gathered about 100 participants from all over the Danube region was to inform about Smart Specialisation Strategies, and discuss macro-regional strengths, comparative advantages and potential future growth areas.
DG Regio, S3 Platform and the Latvian Government co-organised an S3 event for the Baltic Sea Region in Riga (Latvia). The main purpose of the event was to discuss the concept of Smart specialisation in the framework of the Baltic Sea region and the status and possibilities for smart specialisation strategies in the Baltic.
The workshop brought together policy makers, academia and experts from different countries and regions in the context of smart specialisation strategies for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.
Meeting on Smart Specialisation in Andalusia
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