Smart Specialisation

The main themes of the Smart Specialisation Working Group are:

  • Current political and policy debate on clear concept, methodology and scale of RIS3;
  • Increasing attention on synergies between regional innovation and development policies and financial instruments;
  • Continued renewed interest on the role of clusters and thematic platforms as enablers of S3.

According to these themes the Working Group aims of monitoring and contributing to key policy developments related to S3 by enhancing dialogue with relevant stakeholders – such as DG Regio, Mirror Group, S3 Platform and its S3 Thematic Platforms, Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platforms, European Parliament and Committee of the Regions – with the goal of strengthening the regional perspective in the wider smart specialisation agenda; and providing support and visibility to working group members through the regional snapshot and acting as support basis for other ERRIN thematic working groups – such as Policy and Innovation & Investment – on S3-related issues.

Emmeline ALLIOUX
Marta Marin
Krista Taipale

Last Working Group Meeting

Smart Specialisation Working Group

Monday, 19 June, 2017 -
14:00 to 17:00
Helsinki Office, rue Belliard 15
The next Smart Specialisation Working Group Meeting will be an opportunity to discover more about the ReConfirm project with Marc Pattinson from the Inno-Group, and to have an overview on the S3 Communication with a Representative from DG Regio. In addition, we will be looking at the results of the Helsinki Smart Regions Conference with DG Regio, and we will have a feedback from ERRIN concerning the European Maritime Day and Blue Growth activities. 
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Science meets regions

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Smart Specialisation WG meeting

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Monday, December 04, 2017

Cross Innovation as an impetus for economic development - The digital approach of Saxony-Anhalt

Cross Innovation as an impetus for economic development - The digital approach of Saxony

Monday, November 27, 2017

Fraunhofer Survey on the "Future Options for Smart Specialisation"

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