Independently of whether they are developed at regional or national level, the RIS3 are to be understood as a tool for structural change. Designing RIS3 implies a governance mechanism that involves intensively all appropriate levels of stakeholders and decision makers: it should be an exercise that includes policy development by local, regional and national authorities with clearly defined roles and responsibilities and moreover a sound coordination among the levels.
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.
The regions Ostrobothnia (FI), Languedoc-Roussillon (FR), Lubelskie (PL) and Piedmont (IT) presented their work on RIS3 while the rest of the workshop participants acted as 'critical friends' and discussed the strategies of the four regions under review.
S3 SEMINAR on Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3) and transnational cooperation for an innovative Danube Region26/04/2013
S3 SEMINAR on Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3) and transnational cooperation for an innovative Danube Region
The purpose of this workshop was to discuss the role of KETs in the process of developing and implementing RIS3. As a number of European Regions identified Agro-food activities to be focused on their RIS3 exercises, the event specifically addressed the role and importance of KETs in this agro-food sector. The sector must be understood from a cluster approach comprising Agriculture, Food Industry, Logistic, and Environmental aspects, etc.
The S3 Platform, with the support of DG CONNECT, organised this pilot workshop on priority setting and collaboration within the thematic area of ICT.
The Vest Regional Development Agency and Tehimpuls – Regional Innovation and Technology Transfer Centre, in partnership with Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing, Engineering and Automation organized the Regional Innovation Fair InnoMatch.
Four European regions (Saxony, South Moravia, Świętokrzyskie and Wales) presented their work on RIS3 during this workshop. The rest of the workshop participants acted as 'critical friends' and discussed the strategies of the four regions under review. Here are the links to presentations and background material for each region.
Speakers form the Baltic Sea, the Basque Country, Lombardy and Portugal presented examples of projects in this field being financed by the SF and how smart specialisation can help to develop further synergies with Horizon 2020. The event was organised jointly by EFFRA (European Factories of the Future), DG RTD and DG REGIO.
The Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) and the Atlantic Forum have co-organised this thematic workshop. This Atlantic Forum workshop focused on how research and innovation can contribute to the successful implementation of the Atlantic Action Plan with the objective to identify the research and innovation priorities necessary to enable the implementation of an Atlantic strategy.
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