"Understanding and managing industrial transitions": inception and review methodology validation workshop

  • 09 Jul 2019 to 09 Jul 2019
  • Joint Research Centre, Room A30. Edificio Expo, C. Inca Garcilaso 3, 41092, Sevilla

The Joint Research Centre within the frame of the project "RIS3 Support to Lagging Regions" is launching a horizontal Working Group on "Understanding and Managing Industrial Transitions". Let's foster a positive vision together that inspires regions!

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Agenda and Presentations



Arrival and coffee



Welcome and Introduction

  • Alessandro RAINOLDI, Head of Unit JRC B3 "Territorial Development"
  • Ken GUY, Working Group Chair, Wise Guys



Project Description and Methodology Overview

Mark BODEN and Dimitrios PONTIKAKIS,  JRC

POINT Methodology (Projecting Opportunities for Industrial Transitions) for the Reviews

  • Review approach and objectives
  • Overview of methodological steps
  • Timeframes and Resources


9:30 – 10:30

Regional and/or national perspectives

Authorities present related actions and expectations from the reviews



Invited Talks


11:15 - 11:30

Coffee break


11:30 – 12:15

Methodology Discussion

PART 1: Defining and delineating industrial themes






12:15 – 13:00

Methodology Discussion

 PART 2: Mapping existing production, consumption and related sub-systems


13:00 – 14:00

Buffet lunch and coffee



Methodology Discussion

 PART 3: Envisioning future production, consumption and related sub-systems



Methodology Discussion

 PART 4: Identify leverage points and develop recommendations


Coffee break



Key Conclusions and Next Steps

  • Prof. Erik ARNOLD, Working Group Rapporteur, Technopolis
  • Ken GUY, Working Group Chair, Wise Guys
  • Dimitrios PONTIKAKIS, JRC



Meeting of the Advisory Board (by invitation)

Confirmed members (not everyone will attend the first meeting):

  • Johan SCHOT, Utrecht University / Matias Ramirez, SPRU (alternately)
  • Gernot HUTSCHENREITER / Mario Cervantes (alternately), OECD, STI Directorate
  • Tatiana FERNANDEZ SIRERA, Generalitat de Catalunya
  • Joe RAVETZ, University of Manchester, UK
  • Effie AMANATIDOU, University of Manchester, UK
  • Göran MARKLUND, VINNOVA, Sweden
  • Ian HUGHES, University College Cork, Ireland
  • Antonio ANDREONI, SOAS University of London, UK
  • Attila VARGA, University of Pecs, Hungary





Practical Information

09 Jul 2019 to 09 Jul 2019
Joint Research Centre, Room A30. Edificio Expo, C. Inca Garcilaso 3, 41092, Sevilla
Registration Information
By invitation


This initial Working Group meeting in Seville sought to promote a proactive discussion that aimed to validate the methodology of the reviews and to define the next steps in the process.

This event took place on 9 July, 2019 in Seville, Spain


  • To support regional (and where appropriate national) authorities facing major industrial transitions
  • To develop credible positive visions for the future that can be the source of pride and inspiration for the region (or country)
  • To define a methodology that draws on expertise on system innovation / transition management, foresight, industrial policy and innovation governance
  • To offer concrete suggestions for the advancement of the transition by focusing on an industrial theme of growing global importance provided by the relevant authorities
  • To map the existing orientation, resource mobilisation,  production and consumption systems in order to develop a vision for their future transformation


The Working Group participants included: Project partners, invited experts and members of the advisory board.


Dimitrios Pontikakis: dimitrios.pontikakis@ec.europa.eu