Countries and regions in the EU, in Southeastern Europe and in the Danube macro-region are at very different stages of development and exhibit high variation in their regional innovations systems. In addition, smart specialisation is a legal requirement only for EU member states. Nonetheless, there are important lessons to be learnt from other regions concerning strategic, evidence-based and participatory innovation policies regardless of legal provisions and varying socio-economic development.
Within the framework of the European Structural and Innovation Funds (2014-2020), the preparation by the Member States of their Partnership Agreements (PA) and Operational Programmes (OP) as well as their Smart Specialisation Strategies (S3) is reaching its final phase.
Four regions present their experiences on how they have developed their RIS3 priorities and how they implement them
This info day raised awareness on Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) as drivers for industrial competitiveness in regions.
This workshop was organised by the Regional Innovation Monitor Plus Partners (Technopolis Group, ERRIN, Fraunhofer ISI and UNU-MERIT) and Greater Birmingham West Midlands Brussels Office. The focus was on Advanced Manufacturing and European industrial policy and strategies to counter the declining role of manufacturing in Europe.
The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, in cooperation with IASP, the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation organised a workshop The Role of Science Parks in Smart Specialisation.
This meeting was organised by the Ministry of Economy, Innovation, Science and Employment of Andalusia.
This meeting was co-organised by the Conference for Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) and the Smart Specialisation Platform. The Working Group brings together policy makers, academia and experts from the different countries that form part of the Atlantic Arc Sea Basin (AA) Strategy, to discuss how synergies can be developed between the AA strategy and the different national / regional RIS3 strategies.
The Smart Specialisation Platform (S3 Platform) together with DG CONNECT and Junta de Andalucía arranged a Digital Growth Peer Review the 3-4 December in Seville, Spain.
Innovation and Creativity for New Modes of Regional Development was organised by the Portuguese Association of Regional Development.
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