The Friends of Smart Specialisation (FoSS) is organising a side event "Smart specialisation and ERA Hubs: a new and winning combination?" in the framework of the European Week of Regions and Cities 2022. The event will take place online on 13 October from 14:00-15:30.
The event will examine the changing role of smart specialisation within Cohesion Policy and beyond, in the context of the New European Innovation Agenda where a stronger focus is placed on place-based innovation ecosystems. S3 is also gaining relevance to the European Research Area (ERA) with the emergence of new smart intermediaries like ERA Hubs and experiments such as the Partnerships for Regional Innovation (PRI) where a strengthened territorial link to research and innovation is sought.
ERRIN Director Pirita Lindholm will take part in the event as one of the speakers, alongside Dimitri Corpakis, PhD, FoSS Co-founder; Markku Markkula, former President of the CoR, President of the Helsinki Region; Patrick Brenier, Advisor to the Director of the ERA and Open Science, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission; and Fatime Barbara Hegyi, PhD, Independent Researcher.
Find more details and register here.