Smart Specialisation Working Group

Representatives of Brussels-based offices leading the work of the Smart Specialisation Working Group.

Emmeline Allioux

Leader

Emmeline Allioux

Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur

Marta Marin

Leader

Marta Marin

Delegation of the Basque Country to the EU

Krista Taipale

Leader

Krista Taipale

Helsinki EU Office

Smart Specialisation

The Smart Specialisation Working Group aims to monitor and contribute to key policy developments related to S3 by enhancing dialogue with relevant EU institutions and stakeholders, such as DG REGIO, the S3 Platform and its S3 Thematic Partnerships, European Parliament, and the Committee of the Regions. The goal is to strengthen the regional perspective in the wider smart specialisation agenda and provide support and visibility to working group members through the regional snapshots, and to act as support for other ERRIN working groups – such as Policy and Innovation & Investment – on S3 related issues.

Next Working Group Meetings

Next Working Group Meetings

Smart Specialisation

Smart Specialisation WG Meeting: State of play with Component 5

Heidi Johansson

The first Smart Specialisation WG meeting for 2020 will take place on 19th March between 9:30-12:00 at the Helsinki EU Office, located on Rue Guimard 7, 1040 Brussels. This meeting will give an

Smart Specialisation

Smart Specialisation WG Meeting: The international dimension of S3

Heidi Johansson

This Smart Specialisation WG meeting will take place on 11th June in the morning at the office of the Delegation of the Basque Country for the European Union, located on Rue des Deux Églises 27, 1000

Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

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Smart Specialisation Partnerships and European Partnerships – Synergies and complementarities

Anna Tranberg

Creating concrete synergies, collaboration, and coordination, between Smart Specialisation Partnerships based on regional innovation strategies and European Partnerships is one of the issues ERRIN

Smart Specialisation WG

Smart Specialisation WG Meeting: Reviewing the RIS3

Anonymous

The next Smart Specialisation WG meeting on "Reviewing the RIS3 – Challenges and concrete proposals for improving inter-regional collaboration and synergies", will take place on 24th October between

WG Events

WG Events

Digital Europe and Future Role of DIHs/S3

We are honoured to invite you to the conference Digital Europe and Future Role of DIHs/S3 organized by the Smart-Space project funded through Interreg Alpine Space Programme. The conference will: Highlight some relevant topics of the future and challenges of the digital transformation in Europe; Present the state of the art and stakeholders of the Alpine Space DIHs; Introduce the best practice of DIHs and their future role in the digital transformation of entrepreneurship and industry; Display opportunities for interaction between SME and policy instruments; Strengthen the exchange of…

Smart Specialisation Partnerships and European Partnerships – Synergies and complementarities

Creating concrete synergies, collaboration, and coordination, between Smart Specialisation Partnerships based on regional innovation strategies and European Partnerships is one of the issues ERRIN raised in the input to the Horizon Europe strategic planning process. While many of the Horizon Europe European Partnerships are currently under consultation (DL 6 November), we wanted to organise this discussion to see how to these synergies can be created in practice. Two pairs of S3 partnerships and Horizon Europe partnerships will be presented: Safe and sustainable mobility – European…

Smart Specialisation WG Meeting: Reviewing the RIS3

The next Smart Specialisation WG meeting on "Reviewing the RIS3 – Challenges and concrete proposals for improving inter-regional collaboration and synergies", will take place on 24th October between 9:15-12:00 at the Basque Country's Delegation in Brussels, located on Rue des Deux Églises 27, 1000 Brussels. As many regions currently are in the process of updating their S3 strategies, this meeting will discuss the challenges and key learnings of reviewing and redefining the RIS3.  The meeting will also present concrete proposals for improving inter-regional collaboration and synergies.  The …

Smart Specialisation WG Meeting: The Role of Universities and Cities in Smart Specialisation

We welcome you to the final Smart Specialisation Working Group Meeting before the summer break! The meeting will take place on 17th June between 14:00-17:00 at the Helsinki EU Office, which has moved and now is located on Rue Guimard 7, 1000 Brussels.  This Working Group meeting will focus on the role of universities and cities in Smart Specialisation. In the first part of the meeting, representatives from the university side will present and discuss the role of universities in regional innovation ecosystems and in S3. This will be followed by presentations and views on the role of cities in…

Smart Specialisation WG Meeting: New Initiative (Component 5)

We are happy to welcome you to the first Smart Specialisation WG meeting for this year! The meeting will take place on Friday 22nd March between 10:00-12:30 at the Basque Country's Delegation in Brussels, located on Rue des Deux Églises 27, 1000 Brussels.  In this meeting, the Smart Specialisation WG members will be able to engage in a discussion with Peter Berkowitz from DG REGIO on how ERRIN can support the development of Component 5 in the consultation phase. The discussions will also focus on key questions related to Component 5, such as its governance, focus, constitution of priorities,…

Monitoring and evaluation of Smart Specialisation - State of the play and next steps

Given its experimentalist and result-oriented approach, smart specialisation places a strong emphasis on the role of monitoring and evaluation. The JRC has developed a solid framework for monitoring, in response of a very strong demand from national and regional authorities. As the end of the programming period approaches, it is time to debate on the state of the art of monitoring activities and start defining a framework to evaluate S3. This workshop tackles both aspects. Concept note and draft agenda Webstreaming

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The Guild publishes position paper and proposals for R&I missions for FP9

The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities is now sharing its position paper on the mission-driven approach for the EU’s next Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP9). The network of 19 universities across Europe welcomes the Commission’s plans to adopt R&I missions, that will address the Sustainable Development Goals from a European perspective, foster interdisciplinary research and help articulate its impact more effectively. In order to be successful, The Guild recommends that the approach will incorporate the following principles: Missions should build on…

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Call to organise events as part of the 'EU Cluster Weeks 2018-2019' (Deadline: 29 March 2019)

  On November 20th the European Commission launched “EU Cluster weeks 2018-2019”, a campaign aimed at offering communication support to cluster events organised all around Europe before April 30th, 2019.

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Adoption of the CoR opinion on "Strengthening Innovation in Europe's Regions"

  On 16th May, the opinion on “Strengthening Innovation in Europe’s Regions: Strategies for resilient, inclusive and sustainable growth” drafted by Mikel Irujo Amezaga, Head of the Navarre Government Delegation in Brussels and member of ERRIN Management Board, was adopted unanimously during the Committee of the Regions Plenary.

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Call for special sessions proposals for 2018 SMARTER Conference on Smart Specialisation and Territorial Development (Deadline 17 May)

On 26-28 September 2018 the 2018 SMARTER Conference on Smart Specialisation and Territorial Development: Implementation across global networks of regions, cities and firms will take place in Seville (Spain) and will be co-organised by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre and the Regional Studies Association European Foundation (RSA Europe).  At the moment there are two calls open, one f

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Masterclass on Smart Specialisation

The EIT Climate-KIC is pleased to invite you to the Masterclass on Smart Specialisation with prof. Dr.