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Danube S3 Workshop "Gathering Opportunities Around RIS3 Priorities"

General Information

This Danube smart specialisation (S3) workshop was the event of the "Scientific Support to the Danube Strategy" initiative and is co-organised by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy. The event was designed around some of the main smart specialisation priorities in the Danube region and on the results of the online survey on examples of successful inter-regional and trans-national R&I partnerships implementing past and current innovation strategies (for smart specialisation) and aimed at identifying concrete initiatives for trans-national co-operation linked to common smart specialisation priorities and interests in the Danube region. 

The purposes of the event - to share some examples of successful and sustainable transnational R&I partnerships, to give a frame for exploring cooperation opportunities within the selected RIS3 priority areas in the Danube region, and to identify those opportunities that would have potential to develop into the new joint initiatives or collaborative commitments to be further evolved into the projects which could benefit from INTERREG Danube Transnational Programme 2014-2020, Horizon 2020 or other financial sources available for the Danube region.

The workshop had focus on 4 main thematic priorities: ICT, Health, Energy, Sustainable Innovations


Agenda and Presentations

Workshop Agenda: (final version)

Potentials for S3 collaboration in the EU macro-regions

Macro regional strategies  as frameworks for inter-regional and transnational cooperation in R&I. Focus on the EUSDR - Marco Onida (EC DG REGIO)

Transnational R&I collaboration in smart specialisation strategies: mapping of Danube region's R&I priorities and projects  - Ales Gnamus (JRC-IPTS-S3P)

Benefiting from collaboration in smart specialisation in the Baltic Sea Region -  Karin Nygård Skalman (EUSBSR PA Innovation Coordinator)

Potentials for collaboration in RIS3 in the Danube region – Djuro Kutlaca ("Mihajlo Pupin" Institute, Serbia, on behalf of EUSDR PA 7 Knowledge Society)

Collaboration within UPDR-Urban Platform Danube Region - Daniela Urschitz (EUSDR PA 10 Institutional capacity and cooperation, Vienna City Administration)

Session - ICT

DO-IT – EUSDR Flagship Project (Danube Open Innovative Technologies) –  Zdravko Kačič (University of Maribor, Slovenia)

DEMOLA Network and ICT R&I cooperation activities –  Laszlo Bacsa (DEMOLA Budapest, Hungary)/DEMOLA Slovenia - Emilija Stojmenova (RAZ-UM, Slovenia)

Session - Health

DanuBalt H2020 project "Novel Approaches in Tackling the Health Innovation and Research Divide in the Danube and Baltic Sea Region" - Hicham Abghay (Steinbeis Europe Zentrum, Baden-Württemberg, Germany)

Interreg project "TRANS2CARE – Transregional Network for Innovation and Technology Transfer to Improve Health Care" - Sabina Passamonti (Department of Life Sciences, University of Trieste, Italy)

Session - Energy

Climate-KIC activities - Miklós Gyalai-Korpos (Climate-KIC Central Hungary RIC)

Smart Energy in the EUSDR -  Szilárd Árvay (Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade)

Regional Energy Concepts (CEP-REC) -  Csaba Vaszkó (WWF Hungary)

Session -  Sustainable Innovations

European Innovation Partnership on Water - Nikolaus Fleischmann (EIP Water Secretariat)

Danube River Research and Management (DREAM) project - Christine Sindelar  (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria)

Bioeconomy Strategy in the Global Perspective: Austria's Case –  Hubert Dürrstein (OEAD - Agency for International Mobility and Cooperation in Education, Science and Research in Austria)



Danube S3 Workshop
Meeting Room - Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Freyung 3, Vienna

Contact information

If you have questions about this workshop, please contact Dr. Ales Gnamus or Lina Stanionyte.

Registration information

Registration is closed.