Eye@RIS3: Innovation Priorities in Europe Eye@RIS3: Innovation Priorities in Europe

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).

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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 Economic Domains Scientific Domains Policy Objectives Source Date of Source
Weser-Ems [DE94] Energy
Bioenergy, Wind energy, Gas, Storage techn...
D - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
   D.35 - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
05 - Energy
   05.30 - CO2 capture and storage
   05.31 - Energy conservation
J - Sustainable innovation
   J.63 - Eco-innovations
   J.68 - Sustainable energy & renewables
Peer Review Oct - 2013
Weser-Ems [DE94] Bioeconomy
Plant production, Animal production, Fodde...
M - Professional, scientific and technical activities
   M.74 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities
01 - Exploration and exploitation of the earth
   01.01 - Atmosphere
   01.02 - Climatic and meteorological research
E - KETs
   E.39 - Industrial biotechnology
J - Sustainable innovation
   J.61 - Bioeconomy
Peer Review Oct - 2013
Weser-Ems [DE94] Maritime sector
Shipbuilding, seafaring, Port industry / l...
C - Manufacturing
   C.29 - Motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers
   C.30 - Other transport equipment
03 - Exploration and exploitation of space
   03.19 - Applied research programmes for space
   03.20 - Launch systems for space
B - Blue growth
   B.08 - Aquaculture
   B.09 - Blue renewable energy
Peer Review Oct - 2013