The Galician Innovation Agency (GAIN) is a public entity of the regional government of Galicia. It aims to enhance access and the deployment of innovation among the Galician public, private, and research main players, supporting the development of the SMEs in particular to contribute towards the competitiveness and progress of the region. The agency is responsible for structuring, planning, coordinating and implementing research, development, and innovation (RDI) strategies across different sectors and industries. The Galician Innovation Agency is also responsible for the design, implementation and monitoring of the regional Smart Specialization Strategy (RIS3) with an inclusive and sustained green growth perspective. Finally, GAIN oversees national and European RDI policies and programs, with the objective to increase the participation of the Galician stakeholders in collaborative projects and partnerships.
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The new S3 of Galicia for the period addresses the current challenges we face: socioeconomic, climatic and demographic. The strategy has been designed through an Entrepreneurial Discovery Process and has taken into account the quadruple helix. The main objective of this RIS3 is to transform the region improving its research and innovation capacities. It also aims at the take-up of more advanced technologies and at increasing the capacity building of SMEs. For the period 2021-2027 Galicia identifies three big priorities and 24 intervention areas. The priorities are Natural and cultural resources, Healthy life and active ageing and, finally, Competitive knowledge-based industry. The participatory approach is key in this strategy and will continue during the whole period. Also, the work process will be built around the RIS3 Groups that are established in consideration of the main priorities and areas of intervention and that will work closely with the Galician Innovation Agency.
MARIE is a project launched by partners from 8 regions that want to address Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in the context of their smart specialisation priority sectors. MARIE achieves this through exchanging experiences.WEBSITE>
Exchange of experiences in monitoring mechanisms, indicators and methodologies addressed to improvement in the delivery of policies and instruments in the framework of Regional RIS3 across Regions.WEBSITE>
Short description of the project & its objectives (max. 50 words)The project seeks to implant RRI practices in the design of regional innovation strategies. The process operationalises in the triple interconnected field of smart cities – smart transport – smart energy, which are essential for sustainable growth.WEBSITE>
C-Voucher combines design and technology to support SMEs on their way towards circular economy.WEBSITE>