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POINT Review of Industrial Transition of Greece

05 Mar 2021
Greece is setting its sight to a sustainable future that also leads to increased prosperity and greater social cohesion. Building on stakeholder consultations and extensive research following the POINT (Projecting Opportunities for INdustrial Transitions) methodology of the JRC, the review explores some of the policy pathways that Greece might take as it moves from a dependence on fossil fuels to an economy that makes greater use of renewable sources of energy and exploits many of the opportunities that are arising in the production and use of batteries in the realms of transport and mobility, agriculture, shipping and defence.

Now available: RIS3 Monitoring System in Greece – A Pilot Study

10 Jun 2020
10 Jun 2020 With the goal of acquiring a clear understanding of what has to be done with respect to monitoring RIS3...

New Report Out! The role of Open Data, Open Science and Open Innovation in S3 monitoring

10 Mar 2020
This document reports the key outcomes of the study on the use of open data, open science & innovation (ODSI) for S3 (Smart Specialisation Strategy). The study was commissioned by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) to SIRIS Academic and implemented, in a collaborative fashion, from May to December 2019.

Workshop Highlights: “Strengthening RIS3 Governance and the Entrepreneurial Discovery Process” – Chios, Greece

28 Nov 2019
As part of the RIS3 targeted support project on Lagging Regions and with the objective of supporting preparations for the next programming period (2021-27), the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) held a workshop on “Strengthening RIS3 Governance and the Entrepreneurial Discovery Process”. The event took place in the island of Chios on 28-29 November 2019 and it was organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Economy and Development and the Region of the North Aegean. It aimed to support regional and national authorities in Greece in the design and implementation of regional research and innovation policies, by facilitating cross regional learning both within Greece and internationally.

An initial exploratory meeting took place in Seville on the Review of the Industrial Transition in Andalusia

08 Nov 2019
The Joint Research Centre in close collaboration with the Agency for Innovation and Development of Andalusia (IDEA) and the Andalusian Energy Agency hosted a full day consultation activity on the Review of the Industrial Transition of Andalusia at its Seville location on Friday 8 of November 2019. The focus of the meetings was on the industrial theme of renewable energy, batteries and electric accumulators and their various applications in logistics as well as their associated value chains.

Latest registration

11 Sep 2018
Kosovo has registered to the S3 Platform.

Commission promotes greater participation of businesses in regional innovation strategies

12 Jul 2018
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.

HESS exploratory meetings in Severen Tsentralen (Bulgaria)

04 Dec 2017
As a key first step in a HESS case study, focussed on strengthening the involvement of universities in the definition of local development policies, JRC visited on the municipalities of Ruse and Gabrovo on 15 November. The meetings prepared the ground for a mapping exercise of the education system - including both bottlenecks and opportunities – that will support the drafting of a comprehensive action plan to promote their active engagement in smart specialisation activities. The specificities of the local context require better adaptation of the HESS working approaches to local needs, particularly because secondary level education institutions are involved in the project.

Smart Specialisation in Energy – How Europe's regions are implementing their priorities?

16 Jun 2016
On the occasion of Sustainable Energy Week 2016, the Smart Specialisation Platform on Energy (#S3PEnergy) organises the event: Smart Specialisation in Energy, how Europe's regions are implementing their priorities.