Events Events

Workshop 'Peer Discussion as a Step Towards RIS3' in Palma de Mallorca (ES)

07/02/2013 08/02/2013
During this workshop, five European regions - Aragón, Balearic Islands, Lapland, Marche and Pomorskie - presented the current status of their work on RIS3. The rest of the workshop participants acted as 'critical friends' and discussed the strategies of the five regions under review.

Accelerating European Growth through Innovation

The European Institute of Technology and Innovation (EIT) and its ICT Lab in Berlin presented success stories of start-ups and SMEs and explained different tools offered to accelerate open innovation.

Conference on Accelerating European Growth through Innovation

This conference was organised by the European Institute of Technology and Innovation (EIT) and its ICT Lab.

THEMATIC WORKSHOP: "Economic Indicators and Monitoring and Evaluation Tools for Smart Specialisation Strategies (RIS3)

24/01/2013 25/01/2013
The event was co-organised by the European Commission, the University of Groningen and the region Northern Netherlands (NL). The workshop focused on the use of economic indicators and monitoring and evaluation tools in the context of research and innovation strategies for smart specialisation (RIS3). The purpose of the initiative was to discuss the role of different types of indicators in the process of developing and implementing RIS3 in general and with the support of the Structural Funds.

Peer review workshop in Strasbourg (FR)

03/12/2012 04/12/2012
Building on the experience gained from the previous four peer-review workshops organised by the IPTS (EC), this workshop employed the peer-review methodology as an instrument to support EU regions and Member States in the development of their RIS3 (research and innovation strategies for smart specialisation).

Smart Specialisation in the Atlantic Arc

20/11/2012 21/11/2012
More than eighty participants from the different countries and regions of the Atlantic Arc gathered in Bordeaux to discuss how they can implement smart specialisation in their regions and cooperate across borders. Inspiration was taken from the Baltic Sea, which is more advanced in terms of its macro-regional strategy.

SMEs and Smart Specialisation

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 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.


25/10/2012 26/10/2012
The INTERREG IVC project KNOW-MAN is dedicated to knowledge network management in technology parks.

The role of smart specialisation and regional policy in developing the innovativeness of regions in Europe

The workshop was organised by Małopolskie Voivodeship within the SMART+ INTERREG IVC project.