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Joint Undertakings analysis of collaboration mechanisms with ESI Funds in a S3 context

JRC Technical Reports HAEGEMAN, KAREL; ARREGUI PABOLLET, ESKARNE; HARRAP, NICHOLAS; HORBACZEWSKA, KAROLINA; TORRECILLAS CARO, MARIA CRISTINA; VALERO BONED, SUSANA
This report investigates in particular the motivations and practices for strengthening collaborations between Joint Undertakings (JUs) (focusing on non-territorial innovation) and national and regional ESI Funds’ managing authorities (focusing on territorial innovation) and offers guidance to take the necessary steps to start or upscale them.

An analytical framework to assess the governance of universities and their involvement in Smart Specialisation Strategies

Arregui-Pabollet, Eskarne; Doussineau, Mathieu; Dettenhofer, Markus
The current report proposes an analytical framework for university governance allowing the comparison and benchmarking of governance systems across EU member states, which could serve as guidance for university managers and policy makers to design the institutional incentives and funding programmes for increased engagement in S3. This analytical framework is experimented through a survey involving 74 European universities, the analysis of country annual reports of the Research and innovation observatory (RIO) and the knowledge generated in S2E project covering particularly EU13 countries and the higher education for Smart specialisation initiative (HESS). The main results and limits are commented and discussed with some recommendations.

Drawing funding and financing scenarios for effective implementation of Smart Specialisation Strategies

Doussineau, Mathieu; Arregui-Pabollet, Eskarne; Harrap, Nicholas; Merida, Fernando
This report uses the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) framework to characterise the different funding that is available. The major bottlenecks in the innovation process that can arise through the lack of appropriate funding are discussed along with the background and the utility and criticisms of the TRL. The use of TRL to characterise and map research and innovation in the EU provides a useful framework. However, there is a need to broaden the scope of TRL to include commercialisation of new products and services and scale-up business capacities. Furthermore, it is limited by its technology focus, while innovation can embrace many aspects beyond the purely technological.

Addressing the innovation gap: Lessons from the Stairway to Excellence (S2E) project

Nida Kamil Özbolat & Nicholas Harrap
This technical report is a part of the Stairway to Excellence (S2E) project, which is implemented as one of the JRC's Smart Specialisation targeted support activities.

Mobilising European Structural and Investment Funds and Horizon 2020 in support of innovation in less developed regions

D. Pontikakis, M. Doussineau, M. Boden, N. Harrap
Author: D. Pontikakis, M. Doussineau, M. Boden, N. Harrap ...

Addressing the innovation gap: Lessons from the Stairway to Excellence (S2E) project

Ozbolat, N., Harrap, N
This report summarizes the main outcomes of the activities undertaken by the S2E team during the initial phase of the project from June 2014 to January 2017

Collaboration opportunities and synergies between Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3) and EIT Climate KIC under the Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS)

working document European Commission DG JRC Stairway to Excellence (S2E), EIT Climate-KIC
Seven ESIF MAs and implementation bodies from targeted countries (Bulgaria, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Serbia and Slovenia) gave presentations and provided brief information on their activities, particularly under the Thematic Objective 1 (TO1) related to EIT RIS themes. These presentations also included descriptions of the complementarity between RIS3 and EIT RIS fields as well as critical factors and recommendations for ways forward.

SYNERGIES FOR INNOVATION: LESSONS LEARNT FROM THE S2E NATIONAL EVENTS

ANDREA CONTE, NIDA KAMIL OZBOLAT
This S2E Policy Insight summarises the main lessons learnt from the S2E National Events and demonstrates how the S3 and synergies between different European national funding can help closing the innovation gap across European territories.

Universities and RIS3: the case of Catalonia and the RIS3CAT Communities

18/2016 Elisabetta Marinelli, Susana Elena-Perez, Josep Alias
This report contributes to the debate on the role of Higher Education Institutions in RIS3 by exploring the case of Catalonia. It first assesses the role of universities in the overall design and implementation of the Catalan RIS3 and EDP, and then goes in depth into one of its key instruments, namely the RIS3CAT Communities. The latter provide a platform for triple-helix stakeholders to interact and agree on a set of collaborative projects, which can be partially funded by public resources. Based on in-dept interviews with senior university managers and desk-based research, the study highlights how HEIs are evolving and adapting to the new policy environment and identifies the advantages and challenges posed by RIS3CAT Communities as a policy instrument.

External dimesions of smart specialisations: Opportunities and challenges for trans-regional and transnational cooperation in EU13

09/2015 Slavo Radosevic and Katerina Ciampi Stancova
This S3 Working Papers No 09/2015 contributes to better understand trans-regional cooperation in EU-13
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