EU countries face a number of challenges for implementing and governing their smart specialisation strategies. In the S3 process, entrepreneurial actors play the leading role in discovering promising areas of future specialisation. One implication for policy makers is that this requires policy tools to collect the "entrepreneurial knowledge" embedded in the country to transform it into policy priorities
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.
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: Championing innovation and entrepreneurship in Europe.
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.
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).
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