Region to region cooperation on Smart Specialisation between EU and Latin America. Deadline 30 August
The Commission will continue to support actions aiming to improve regional innovation systems in low-growth and low-income regions in Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, Hungary, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Croatia. This renewed initiative helps regions tackle challenges to innovation (e.g. lack of interaction between local business spheres and academia). It will particularly focus on promoting a greater involvement of business partners and entrepreneurs in the design and implementation of regional innovation strategies.
The latest region to register is Finnmark (NO).
The EU textile and clothing industry has reinvented itself through innovation, creativity, adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies, market diversification and internationalisation. Since 2013 the industry’s turnover has grown by 14% to € 181 billion and extra-EU exports by 15% to € 48 billion while employment and company numbers have been maintained.
Open call for Pairing between European regions and regions in Mexico and Peru under the EU programme ‘International Urban Cooperation – Latin America’ (IUC-LA)
PRESS RELEASE: 2018 EURATEX General Assembly: Investing in the textile and clothing factories of the future in Europe08 Jun 2018
The 2018 EURATEX General Assembly showcases the economic renaissance of the textile and clothing industry, and its visions for the future, among numerous participants in Brussels.
Viktoria Bodnarova, the regional EURAXESS North America representative, visited the Smart Specialisation Platform (S3P) for the scientific seminar "European Science and Innovation Diasporas in North America: (re)-connecting can foster outward-looking S3 processes"07 Jun 2018
This seminar, carried out together with JRC S3P Visiting Scientist Jürgen Haberleithner, aimed at looking closely at the nature and activities of the European science and innovation diasporas in North America and how they can be better connected to and foster Smart Specialisation (S3) processes in Europe.
The latest region to register is Latrobe Valley (Australia).
Mexico governmental visit to DG JRC Seville to explore avenues for further cooperation on Smart Specialisation07 May 2018
On 27 April, Gloria Marmolejo Jaramillo, Director General of the State Council of Science and Technology of Colima, Mexico (Consejo Estatal de Ciencia y Tecnología del Estado de Colima, CECYTCOL) and Technical Secretariat of the Commission of Science and Technology of the National Conference of Governors of Mexico (CONAGO), and Marisol Chavira Maravilla, Coordinator of the Science Communication Programme of Colima's government, visited DG JRC Seville for a first meeting about potential cooperation possibilities, with special focus on Smart Specialisation.
Innovation, technology transfer and digital transformation in South-East Europe, including Western Balkans03 May 2018
On 3-4 May 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria, JRC, under the auspices of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, organises a high level conference. Its objective is to increase regional cooperation in South East Europe and to support the Western Balkans’ potential as competitive market economies. These ambitions follow from the European Commission’s strategy for Western Balkans.
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