Smart Specialisation implementation in Sparsely Populated Areas for the sustainable management of natural resources17/06/2014 18/06/2014
The Smart Specialisation Platform (S3P) together with the region of Lapland arranged this workshop on the topic of Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (S3) in Sparsely Populated Regions.
This meeting was organised by the Ministry of Economy, Innovation, Science and Employment of Andalusia.
Innovation and Creativity for New Modes of Regional Development was organised by the Portuguese Association of Regional Development.
The workshop was organized jointly by the Smart Specialisation Platform and the Center Region of Portugal. The purpose of the workshop was to discuss the Opportunities for rural areas in developing and implementing Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3).
After a presentation of the work of IPTS and expectations and benefits for Smart Specialisation by Alessandro Rainoldi, Head of Knowledge for Growth Unit, short briefings were given about the work towards RIS3 at national level in Denmark and Sweden. Guests from the Swedish regions of Dalarna, Gävleborg, Örebro and Östsam presented their progress on RIS3.
The ICTIMED event featured Prof. Foray as the keynote speaker. His presentation emphasised, appropriately, the need to avoid emphasising sectors and thinking in sectoral terms when addressing smart specialisation.
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.
The event aimed at promoting the understanding of smart specialisation in Urban regions and exchanging knowledge and experiences among regional developers and urban planners.
Aiming to foster an effective participation of the Regions in a Research, and Innovation strategy for smart specialisation, the Greek General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) organised a kick-off information workshop.
The WIRE 2012 conference was planned as a flagship discussion forum centred on formulation of a process of smart and sustainable development based on knowledge and innovation with particular attention to regional dimension.
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