Smart Specialisation for Sustainable Development Goals - E-talks webinar series

  • 04 Oct 2021 to 20 Jan 2022
  • Virtual Meeting

Sustainable development is a core principle of the Treaty on European Union and a priority objective for the Union's internal and external policies. Joint Research Centre started reflecting on the contribution of Smart Specialisation Strategies (S3) to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) already in 2018. Since then a consolidated reflection and methodologies such as S3 for SDGs or S4 (Smart Specialisation Strategies for Sustainability) have been developed in cooperation with experts and practitioners.





 

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Programme

4 October

  1. 9.30-10.00
    Opening of the e-talks series

    Mikel Landabaso Alvarez, Director for Growth and Innovation, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

  2. 10.00-10:35
    Presentation of the key publication - Authors

    Towards next generation Smart Specialisation for sustainable territorial development. Conceptual and theoretical framework

    Dr. Michal Miedzinski, Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Sustainable Resources, UCL, London, UK

    Prof. Lars Coenen, Mohn Centre for Innovation and Regional Development at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Bergen, Norway
     

    Presentation available here 

  3. 10.35 – 11.00
    Feedback from academic and practitioner discussants

    Michaela Trippl, Head of Department Full Professor of Economic Geography at University of Vienna

    Presentation available here


    Alasdair Reid, Advisor on innovation systems for sustainable futures at European Future Innovation System (EFIS) Centre

    Presentation available here
     

  4. 11.00 - 11.20
    Q&A session
  5. 11.20 – 11.55
    Moderated discussion with participants

    Alessandro Rainoldi, Head of Unit, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

  6. 11.55 - 12.00
    Closing remarks and next steps

    Monika Matusiak, Team Leader, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

25 October

  1. 10.00 - 10.05
    Opening remarks

    Mark Boden, Deputy Head of Unit, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

  2. 10.05-10:35
    Presentation of the key publication

    Smart Specialisation Strategy for Sustainability as Innovation Policy for Transformative Change 

    Dr. Chux Daniels, Research Fellow in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy at SPRU, Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, UK

    Guidebook for the preparation of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) for SDGs Roadmaps

    Overview of the existing STI for SDGs roadmapping methodologies - Background paper

    Progress Report of the Global Pilot Programme on STI for SDGs Roadmaps

  3. 10.35 – 11.00
    Feedback from academic and practitioner discussants

    Prof. Tateo Arimoto, Professor and Deputy Director, Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Research Center at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) / Principal Fellow at Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) / Vice Director General, International Institute for Advanced Studies.


    Ms. Kornelia Tzinova, Assistant Programme Specialist, Science Policy and Capacity Building Division, UNESCO.
     

  4. 11.00 - 11.20
    Q&A session
  5. 11.20 – 11.55
    Moderated discussion with participants

    Katerina Ciampi Stancova, Scientific and Policy officer, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

  6. 11.55 - 12.00
    Closing remarks and next steps

    Monika Matusiak, Team Leader, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

9 November

  1. 11.00 – 11.05
    Opening remarks
  2. 11.05 – 11.35
    Presentation of the key publication - Authors

    Smart Specialisation, Sustainable Development Goals and Environmental Commons

    Prof. Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Chief Scientific Advisor to the Commissioner Mariya Gabriel, former Deputy Director General/CEO of IIASA, and former tenured Professor of Energy Economics at Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Austria


    Dr. Caroline Zimm, Transformative Institutional and Social Solutions (TISS) at International institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria

  3. 11.35 – 12.00
    Feedback from academic and practitioner discussants (2 speakers)
  4. 12.00 - 12.20
    Q&A session
  5. 12.20 - 12.55
    Moderated discussion with participants
  6. 12.55 - 13.00
    Closing remarks and next steps

23 November

  1. 10.00 – 10.05
    Opening remarks
  2. 10.05 – 10.35
    Presentation of the key publications

    Pilot methodology for mapping Sustainable Development Goals in the context of Smart Specialisation Strategies

    Enric Fuster, SIRIS Academic


    Dr. Francesco Massucci, SIRIS Academic

  3. 10.35 – 11.00
    Feedback from academic and practitioner discussants (2 speakers)
  4. 11.00 - 11.20
    Q&A session
  5. 11.20 – 11.55
    Moderated discussion with participants
  6. 11.55 - 12.00
    Closing remarks and next steps

3 December

  1. 10.00 – 10.05
    Opening remarks
  2. 10.05 – 10.35
    Presentation of the key publications

    Pathways for digital and green transition in view of structural transformation and technological upgrading: the role of innovation in long-term sustainable growth

    Prof. Slavo Radosevic, Professor of Industry and Innovation Studies, SSEES, University College London


    Dr. Randolph Bruno, Associate Professor in Economics, SSEES, University College London

  3. 10.35 – 11.00
    Feedback from academic and practitioner discussants (2 speakers)
  4. 11.00 - 11.20
    Q&A session
  5. 11.20 – 11.55
    Moderated discussion with participants
  6. 11.55 - 12.00
    Closing remarks and next steps

20 January

  1. 10.00 – 10.05
    Opening remarks
  2. 10.05 – 10.35
    Presentation of the key publications

    Recommendations – Smart Specialisations Strategies for Sustainability

    Johan Stierna,  Team Leader,


    Monika Matusiak, Team Leader,


    Dimitrios Pontikakis, Senior Policy Officer


    Joint Research Centre, European Commission

  3. 10.35 – 11.00
    Feedback from academic and practitioner discussants (2 speakers)
  4. 11.00 - 11.20
    Q&A session
  5. 11.20 – 11.55
    Moderated discussion with participants
  6. 11.55-12.20
    Closing of the e-talks series

    Alessandro Rainoldi, Head of Unit, Joint Research Centre, European Commission 


    Xabier Goenaga, Head of Unit, Joint Research Centre, European Commission 
     

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When
04 Oct 2021 to 20 Jan 2022
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Virtual Meeting

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Description

The series of S3 for SDG e-talks will summarize and explore the theoretical background as well as the methodological and practical applications of including the sustainability dimension in the traditional S3 concept. Each meeting will be a 2-hour webinar dedicated to a specific publication or train of thought, presented by the authors and allowing for a lively discussion with academics and practitioners and everyone interested in the topic.