S3 Targeted Support – Horizontal Activities - S3 Monitoring & Evaluation -

  • 14 May 2019 to 14 May 2019
  • EC Representation Barcelona Passeig de Gràcia, 90

This is the first of three workshops, within the targeted support activities, that will tackle the issue of Open Data and Open Science for Monitoring Smart Specialisation. Furthermore, during the workshop we will keep working on the issue of S3 evaluation.

Agenda and Presentations

08:30 - 09:00 Welcome Coffee and registration

09:00 – 09:15 – Introduction to the day                     

  • Mark Boden – Update on the Lagging Regions Activities (10 min)
  • Elisabetta Marinelli – Plan for the day (5 min)
    • Decide date of the next meeting

09:15 - 10.00h: Open Government Data, Open Science & Open Innovation and S3 (ODSI-S3)-  Building a common ground

  • Initial Presentation (Enric Fuster - SIRIS Academic)
    • Context: S3 monitoring challenges
    • Project background, objectives and initial methodology
    • Frameworks and principles of Open Data, Open Science & Open Innovation
    • Coherent and complementary frameworks: ODSI and S3
    • Interoperability
  • Comments, questions and answers
  • Short presentation of Exploratory survey results


10:00 - 11:00h: Presentation of field initiatives

  • EKT as a horizontal enabler for the next RIS3 in Greece. Data, Issues and Vision.” Dr. Nikos Karampekios, National Documentation Centre (EKT), Greece
    • Comments, questions and answers
  • RIS3 Extremadura Monitoring System” Lucila Castro, Fundecyt/PCTEX, Extremadura, Spain
    • Comments, questions and answers



11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 - 13:10h - Focus groups - Learning and discussion: Open Data, Open Science and Open innovation and S3 (ODSI-S3)

Three main topics will be the object of this participatory activity, in which participants will be divided into three groups. Each group will work on each topic, sequentially.

The focus groups will have mainly a learning objective, getting acquainted with open data, open science and open innovation domain concepts, discussing their implications, exploring how they can contribute to S3 and vice versa, identifying transversal limitations and challenges.


  • Topic 1: ODSI frameworks and principles and their meaning in the context of S3. Criticisms and issues that limit or may challenge the advancement of ODSI-S3
    • Explore in more detail global and EU ODSI frameworks and principles
    • Practical implementations
    • Potential uses / benefits for S3
    • Comment on criticisms and limitations of the paradigms
    • Additional discussions emerging from the group


  • Topic 2: Global and EU ODSI initiatives, infrastructures and data sources
    • Presentation of a few global and EU initiatives, infrastructures and data sources
    • It’s not only about data/data sources. Cultural/transformative aspects of ODSI.
    • Limitations regarding information dimensions and available data / data types:
      • unavailability of relevant data
      • codified (available) vs. uncodified information and flows (unavailable)
      • coverage / representatively biases
    • Additional discussions emerging from the group


  • Topic 3: Priorities, pressing issues and unsatisfied informational needs in national and regional S3 monitoring (particularly at the policy instrument level)
    • Establish priorities for S3 monitoring within the case study policy mix
    • Information and data wish list responding to the S3 monitoring objectives
    • Networks of stakeholders map to model blocks that may limit the development of the approach (ownership, political relations, etc.)
    • Additional discussions emerging from the group



Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

1st time slot (35’)

Topic 1

Topic 2

Topic 3

2nd time slot (30’)

Topic 2

Topic 3

Topic 1

3rd time slot (30’)

Topic 3

Topic 1

Topic 2


13:10- 13:30 Wrap up of the focus groups and presentation of the next steps of the methodology


13:30 - 14:30 Networking lunch


14:30 – 15:00  S3 evaluation  


Ken Guy: Further reflections on S3 evaluation. The presentation will explore the following topics:


  • Internal vs external evaluators
  • Coordination between the national and regional level
  • Evaluations of regulatory framework
  • Evaluating S3, when limited results are suspected


15:00 – 16:30 Participatory exchange – part 3


Participants will split into 4 working tables, each addressing one of the topics above, following the methodology described in the document "Participatory exchange – Evaluation", circulated by email.


16:30 – 16:45  Reporting and Closing remarks


Presentations and materials

Practical Information

14 May 2019 to 14 May 2019
EC Representation Barcelona Passeig de Gràcia, 90