Mapping regional S3 priorities in Energy Mapping regional S3 priorities in Energy

Mapping regional S3 priorities in Energy

Authors: Juan Pablo Jiménez, Andreas Uihlein       Publication date: Jun 2016

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This report presents results from a national and regional (NUTS2 level) energy technology interest mapping exercise as well as socio-economic similarities across regions with common interests and potential alignment amongst regions and countries they belong to.


Mapping energy priorities under the framework of the smart specialisation concept may help policy makers to define actions plans as well as maximize the impact of available resources. This report identifies groups of regions and countries with common energy technology interests based on a set of technologies included in the Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) of the European Union.

In order to carry out the mapping, the tool EYE@RIS3 has been used and more precisely the description provided by each territorial unit and collected by this tool. The methodology proposed to develop the mapping analyses aims to avoid an individual analysis of every single regional or national S3.

Once the groups of regions/countries have been defined, potential similarities have been assessed based on socio-economic indicators. Finally, the level of alignment between regional and national levels has been studied. The findings of this report establish the basis to carry out a deeper analysis focused on a specific energy technology and with a reduced number of regions.

Interactive Map

The following S3PEnergy interactive map has been created to facilitate the search of regions with common interests in specific energy topics in their S3.

The interactive map relies on the information included in the report "Mapping regional energy interests for the smart specialisation platform on energy". However, according to the methodological assumptions explained in the report, this map is expected to be continually updated as new information is provided from different stakeholders via S3 strategies, operational programmer or even direct communication.

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