Events Events

Forum on University-Business Cooperation

This conference was organised by the Polish Government and DG Education and Culture and addressed issues related to Entrepreneurship and Higher Education, Institutional Change and University-Business Cooperation, and presented how the current and future European programmes (2014–2020) are supporting and will continue to support activities in these fields.

The EIT Awards 2013 Event

The EIT Awards 2013: Championing innovation and entrepreneurship in Europe.

RIS3 in the Baltic Sea Region

06/11/2013 07/11/2013
This was a conference on achievements and implications of the StarDust and BSR Stars collaborations in the Baltic Sea Region and a matchmaking workshop between regions, countries and their RIS3.

Peer Review Workshop in Potsdam (DE)

05/11/2013 06/11/2013
During this workshop, which was co-organised by the S3 Platform and the Federal State of Brandenburg, the following five regions presented their current work on RIS3 (Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation): Berlin-Brandenburg (DE), Greater Manchester (UK), Mazovia (PL) and Prague (CZ).

Segundo Encuentro Inter-Plataformas KET

Fabricación Avanzada, Nuevos materiales y Biotecnología "La Fabricación Avanzada al servicio de otras Tecnologías Facilitadoras Esenciales: Materiales Avanzados y Biotecnología".

Smart Specialisation Strategies for Rural Innovation

21/10/2013 23/10/2013
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).

European Social Innovation Competition

This event was organised in partnership with the UniCredit Foundation. The Competition was launched by Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Enterprise and Industry together with high-level representatives from Italian authorities and from UniCredit.

Peer Review Workshop in Heraklion (Crete, GR)

26/09/2013 27/09/2013
Five regions presented their current work on RIS3: Castile and León, Crete, Moravia-Silesia, Nordland and Umbria. The rest of workshop participants acted as 'critical friends' and discussed the strategies of the regions under review. All five regions had a number of shared priorities and common questions in their RIS3 and discussed these in detail during the peer review sessions.

Scandinavian Day at IPTS Seville

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.

EBN Annual Conference

29/05/2013 30/05/2013
An event at the crossroads between Digital, Cultural and Social Innovation with Steve Wozniak, Richard Florida, Tim Smit, Joanna Shields as keynotes and from the Commision Dave Harmon and Bernd Reichert (both DG RTD), Ann Branch (DG EAC) and JF Aguinaga (DG EMPL) - 450 delegates registered.