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Smart Story: Monitoring the Smart Specialisation Strategy of the Norte Region (NORTE RIS3)

27 May 2020
The Norte Region, Portugal, provides an account regarding the monitoring system it has developed to better analyse Smart Specialisation priority domains and to fine -tune public policies accordingly.

Smart Story: Smart Specialisation in Västra Götaland

18 May 2020
The Region of Västra Götaland, Sweden, gives an account on how the traditional textile industry into an innovative and sustainable specialisation activity, and how they are developing a sustainable transport and road safety systems, and highlights the benefits of its Smart Specialisation.

Smart Story: Turning the COVID-19 threat into an opportunity for S3: transformation of industrial sectors in the Valencian Community

18 May 2020
The Smart Stories reflect the way in which S3 stakeholders have used the Smart specialisation concept to develop their own innovation-driven development policies at national and regional level. The Region of Valencia, Spain, outlines how the emergency caused by the COVID-19 was turned into an opportunity for Smart Specialisation for local manufacturing sectors, and notably the textile sector. Thanks to its interconnection as a cluster throughout the territory and the initiative of the regional authority, in just a few days, it has gone from a situation of survival to one of strategic activity. The necessity has generated a virtuous confluence of interests that have given birth to a transformed textile-sanitary cluster.

2020 SMARTER Conference: Call for paper and special sessions proposals

15 May 2020
The call for paper and special sessions proposals for the 2020 SMARTER Conference is open until the 15th of May 2020.

Just published - the JRC Methodological Manual for Developing Thematic Interregional Partnerships for Smart Specialisation

12 May 2020
The S3 Platform has just published its Methodological Manual for Developing Thematic Interregional Partnerships for Smart Specialisation.

COVID-19 Cybersecurity Response Package

15 Apr 2020
The European Cybersecurity Organisation (ESCO) have elaborated a COVID-19 Cybersecurity Response Package to inform all European stakeholders on the availability of free tools to fight cyberattacks in the context of the COVID crisis.

2020 SMARTER Conference Updates

15 Apr 2020
Conference on "Smart Specialisation and Territorial Development: Connecting grand societal challenges with local goals in place-based innovation policy". Co-organised by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre and RSA Europe, from 9-11th of December 2020 in Seville, Spain.

Call for contribution on emerging initiatives to respond to the Covid-19 crisis

14 Apr 2020
The S3 Platform seeks to collect information from all stakeholders involved in S3 related activities about emerging initiatives that respond to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as redeployment/reorganisation of activities that foster recovery processes.

Interregional Cooperation in times of social distancing - TAF eligibility checks & expert assessment of your project pitches

07 Apr 2020
The TAF regional support will be delivered via digital means during the second half of May 2020. Registration is open until April 20.

Smart Story from the Region of Valencia on its Smart Grids Lab

24 Mar 2020
The Region of Valencia (Spain) presents its approach for creating business opportunities related to decarbonisation, using the Entrepreneurial Discovery Process