Workshop & S3P-Industry 6th Steering Committee Meeting, Milan, Italy
Smart grids in the new programming period: the role of transnational R&I networks to strengthen smart energy06/02/2020 06/02/2020
The aim of the workshop was to support national and regional authorities in planning their EU funds for supporting investments in smart grids R&I and deployment during the 2021-2027 programming period, by offering them with better knowledge of ways to collaborate with other regions with similar interest and to access international networks in the field of smart grids. We will discuss on how to foster the conditions in those regions to develop R&I and implementation projects smart grids in this sector, reinforcing governance models that allow stronger links with other regions in the EU and with international networks/organisations. Our target audience is mainly the ESI Funds Managing Authorities that are responsible for the identification and development of programmes and projects in the sector of smart grids (Managing Authorities for energy, RIS3 managing agencies, etc.)
The European Commission, Member States and Regions will present achievements in the current financial period 2014-20 and key directions for smart specialization as a tool for an effective economic transformation in 2021-27.
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As more than two billion people are added to the global population in the coming decades and urban populations continue to grow (70% by 2050), the question arises: how will we move them, and the goods they require, more efficiently and effectively than today?
The main aim of the workshop was to help public authorities, procurers, policymakers, researchers and other stakeholders harness the power of innovation procurement to facilitate more quickly a clean energy transition and at the same time create opportunities for their local companies. A pro-innovation procurement approach - using both public procurement of innovative solutions (PPI) and pre-commercial procurement (PCP) tools - could be more widely developed in the field of energy in order to influence the market towards innovative and more sustainable energy-related products and services.
The European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance. The Smart Specialisation Platform will be presenting a wide range of topics, including Innovation procurement for S3P Energy, Digital Innovation Hubs & S3 bringing forward digital transformation, Education and training institutions bringing research and innovation closer to citizens and communities, etc.
Partners of the Thematic Area on Chemicals to gather in a second meeting on 30 September in Brussels30/09/2019 30/09/2019
On 30th September, partners will gather at the House of the Dutch Provinces in Brussels in order to share advancements and take concrete decisions on the following steps for the Partnership.
Learning Lab on "Supporting the effective uptake of Cohesion Policy funds in energy - S3 as a tool to enhance innovation capabilities in EU13"03/07/2019 04/07/2019
The main aim of this learning lab was to help improving governance models in EU13 in view of optimising the spending of the EU funds in sustainable and innovative energy solutions and addressing societal challenges such as the clean energy transition, both for the remaining and the next programming period.
Kick-off meeting of the S3 Partnership on Geothermal Energy and Workshop on "The regional approach: information, inspiration and activation in the field of geothermal energy”
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