5th steering committee meeting - 14th June 2019 5th steering committee meeting - 14th June 2019

The S3P-Industry 5th Steering Committee Meeting took place in Warsaw, Poland on the 14th of June 2019. This event was co-organised with the Polish Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology and offered the next occasion to further build the community of the S3P-Industry.

The S3P-Industry event in Warsaw served its growing community to meet its 21 partnerships and relevant European Commission services. The meeting in particular focused on the benefits and advantages associated with the involvement of the Central and Eastern European regions and countries. Furthermore, participants were invited to discuss the outcomes of the Joint Investment Day (Day 1), as well as any potential synergies with the new Strategic Value Chains (DG GROW), the ongoing developments of DG REGIO pilots as well as possible cooperation with EIT hubs & Interreg Europe.

Finally, the S3 Platform (Joint Research Centre, Seville) presented its most recent methodological work developed to support the 20 thematic partnerships currently supported by the S3P-Industry Platform.

Please find the minutes of the meeting here.


09:00 – 09:30

Registration & Coffee

09:30 – 10:30

Welcome and Opening


  • Marcin OCIEPA (Secretary of State, Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology of Poland)
  • Nicola De Michelis (DG REGIO), Slawomir TOKARSKI (DG GROW), Ana Maria GRIGORE (DG RTD) and Fatime Barbara HEGYI (JRC)


  • Welcome from the Polish Ministry and European Commission
  • Future Cohesion Policy (DG REGIO)
  • Towards a new EU industrial policy (DG GROW)
  • Synergies with the future European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation - Horizon Europe (DG RTD)

Moderated by Fatime Barbara HEGYI  (JRC Seville, EC)

10:30 – 11:00

Welcoming new Industrial Modernisation Partnerships


  • Mining industries (Ilkka Nykänen,  BUSINESS JOENSUU OY)
  • Water smart territories (Clara Presa,  ZINNAE – Water Cluster )
  • European Hydrogen Valleys (Francisco Vigalondo, Representative of Aragón Exterior in Brussels)

Moderated by Krzysztof MIESZKOWSKI (JRC Seville, EC)

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee & Networking

11:30 – 13:00

Connecting innovation spaces: exploring potentials of Central and Eastern European participation in the platform


Followed by a Round Table Discussion around the following questions:

  • What kind of regional/ national policy measures can support interregional cooperation for research and innovation?
  • How can CEE countries contribute to European Value Chains?
  • What are the motivating factors to participate or to play a lead role?

Moderated by Katarzyna KACZKOWSKA (the Ministry of Investment and Economic Development of Poland)

13:00 – 14:00

Networking Lunch

14:00 – 14:45

Connecting initiatives: exploiting synergies                                                                                  (part 1)


  • European Strategic Cluster Partnerships for smart specialisation investments (ESCP-S3s) and the Industrial Modernisation Platform (Carsten SCHIERENBECK, DG GROW)
    Followed by a series of short presentations by ESCP-S3s:
    • Connsensys, ESCP-S3 on Agro-Food, ICT & Digitalisation (Loïc MARIN, ViaMéca, France)
    • EACN, ESP-S3 on Automotive (Ewa DUDZIC & Aleksandra ZAJUSZ-WAYDA, Silesia Automotive & Advanced Manufacturing Cluster coordinated by KSSE, Poland)
    • DIGICLUSTERS, ESCP-S3 on Agro-Food and packaging, ICT & Digitalisation (Katarzyna KOWALSKA, UNIMOS Alliance & Emilio RULL, Quesada, onGranada Tech City, Spain)
    • CYBER SECURE LIGHT, ESCP-S3 on Smart buildings/city, ICT & Digitalisation (Joanna MAKUCH & Lukasz POREBSKI, SIPH-Klaster Innowator, Poland)

Moderated by Nikos PANTALOS (DG GROW, EC)

14:45 – 15:30

Connecting initiatives: exploiting synergies                                                                                  (part 2)


Moderated by Krzysztof MIESZKOWSKI (JRC Seville, EC)

15:30 – 16:00

Conclusions and Closing