Publications Publications

Overview of activities performed in the heating and cooling initiative of the smart specialisation platform for energy

Technical Report CARLSSON Johan; JIMENEZ NAVARRO Navarro Juan Pablo; BERTOLDI Paolo; SEIGNEUR Isabelle

Identification of EU funding sources for the regional heating and cooling sector

External study report made for the Joint Research Centre Veen, Roel van der; Kooijman, Esmee

Interregional partnership for Smart Specialisation on sport

Smart Specialisation Platform on Industrial Modernisation
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S3 Thematic Platforms S3 Thematic Platforms

On the 2nd of June 2016, during the Smart Regions conference, the European Commission has launched two Smart Specialisation Platforms: for Industrial Modernisation and Agri-Food, in addition to the existing S3 Platform for Energy.

These initiatives are to offer hands-on support to regions to foster interregional cooperation based on matching smart specialisation priorities related to these three areas - such as Key Enabling Technologies, service innovation or resource efficiency. It will be hosted by the European Commission's Smart Specialisation Platform located in Seville.

The aim of this initiative is to create an investment pipeline of mature projects in new growth areas across the EU, by providing tailored advice and helping regions establish links with the business and research communities.

The platform could help regions develop or share infrastructure such as testing facilities, pilot plants, data centres, and Fab-Labs.

Particular support will be given to regions to combine different EU investment instruments, such as the European Structural and Investment (ESI) FundsCOSMEHorizon2020 and the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the heart of the Investment Plan.

Background

Smart specialisation is an innovative approach promoting efficient and targeted use of public investment in research and innovation to enable countries and regions to capitalize on their strengths and create new competitive advantages. National and regional smart specialisation strategies serve as compasses for ESI Funds investments in research and innovation.

135 regions indicated industrial modernisation-related priorities as one of their key investment areas under smart specialisation, thus highlighting the enormous potential for joint projects.

The first thematic Smart Specialisation Platform was set up in 2015 to foster interregional cooperation in the field of energy. The Platforms, managed by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, provide expertise, advice and networking opportunities through workshops and seminars.

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Events Events

EWRC 2019: Implementing Smart Specialisation in Energy through Innovation Procurement

The main aim of the workshop is to help public authorities, procurers, policymakers, researchers and other stakeholders harness the power of innovation...

EWRC Workshop: Digital Innovation Hubs and Smart Specialisation Strategies

JRC S3P together with DG CNECT A2 and the consortium DIHNET.EU are organising the Workshop: "Digital Innovation Hubs and Smart Specialisation Strategies...

Learning Lab on "Supporting the effective uptake of Cohesion Policy funds in energy - S3 as a tool to enhance innovation capabilities in EU13"

The main aim of this learning lab was to help improving governance models in EU13 in view of optimising the spending of the EU funds in sustainable and...
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Short interview to Katerina Ciampi Stancova

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Are you a DIH? Register now to the Working Group of your interest of the DIHNET.EU community

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Expression of Interest: Collaborating Region in the Water Smart Territories Partnership

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