Eye@RIS3 visualises public investment priorities for innovation across Europe. It enables public managers and stakeholders to position their territory in comparison to other territories and to find potential partners for collaboration. Inside the EU, priorities are linked to the use of the European Regional and Development Funds (ERDF). Data are based on the information found in Smart Specialisation Strategies and related strategic frameworks.  Outside the EU, they depict R&I priorities reported in various government strategy documents.

To allow for easy comparisons with established classifications, priorities are classified using the Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community (NACE rev. 2) and the Nomenclature for the Analysis and Comparison of Scientific Programmes and Budgets (NABS 2007).

Last updates: The tool has been fully upgraded in September 2018. Data are continuously updated based on inputs from European regional and national authorities and their stakeholders (also called the "entrepreneurial discovery process" in the literature on smart specialisation).

Eye@RIS3: Innovation Priorities in Europe

EU Countries with Encoded S3 Priorities
EU Regions with Encoded S3 Priorities
Non-EU Countries with Encoded R&I Priorities
Non-EU Regions with Encoded R&I Priorities
Name [NUTS ID] Description Source Date of Source
Walloon Region [BE3] Sustainable Energy Systems and Housing
This Strategic innovation area (SIA) includes new solutions for green energy transition and future housing.   This SIA will be based mainly on the distinct strengths and innovative activities of Wallonia in the engineering, design and simulation o...
Final RIS3 Document 19 - Mar - 2021
Walloon Region [BE3] Agri-food chains of the future and innovative environmental management
Innovative activities to support the emergence of high value-added and market potential products and services within a sustainable and circular agro-food system. Wallonia’s current strengths in research and innovation in the agri-food sector are f...
Final RIS3 Document 19 - Mar - 2022
Walloon Region [BE3] Circular Materials
It brings together innovative activities related to the “circularization” of materials, with a view to reducing resource consumption, increasing regional autonomy and developing new market opportunities. These activities are based on the regional ...
Final RIS3 Document 15 - Nov - 2021