This booklet, published by the EU Smart Specialisation Platform, will take you through the features of Smart Specialisation as it has been applied in a number of EU countries and regions, letting you further explore the concept and its policy implications, and identify complementarities and potential for mutual learning and collaboration.
Dr. Walter Deffaa is invited by URENIO Research and the Department of Urban and Regional Development and Planning, Faculty of Technology, AUTH, for three lectures on the current urban and regional policy of the European Union on 17, 18, and 19 October 2016. Subjects and venue are below.
The funded HORIZON 2020 consortium, ONLINE S3 invites regional and national authorities across Europe to collaborate in piloting the design and implementation of an e-policy platform, augmented with a toolbox of applications able to service the research and innovation strategies of smart specialisation.
According to the corporate authors the European Commission and Directorate-General for Research and innovation, research and innovation are key to building a prosperous future for the EU. They therefore figure prominently in the Europe 2020 strategy and the European Semester process and underpin progress towards the 10 priorities of the Juncker Commission, from providing a new boost to jobs, growth and investment, to developing the digital single market and developing the Energy Union.
The Smart Regions conference took place in Brussels on 1-2 June 2016. This event marked the transition from the completion of RIS3 towards full implementation in regional and interregional programmes and investment projects. It gathered 636 representatives from regional authorities, research, business and European institutions.
According to this press release by the European Commission, European Cloud Initiative will give Europe a global lead in the data-driven economy. This cloud infrastructure will be used to form a bridge linking the different sources of data, emerging from European research activities.
URENIO Research organised a seminar for the academic community on Smart Specialisation. Research and Innovation Strategies of Smart Specialisation (RIS3) are integrated, regional focused agendas for economic development that aim