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Smart Specialisation Strategies: the new Ex-Ante Conditionality of the 2014-2020 Programming Period

As Cohesion Policy 2014–2020 strongly focuses on research and innovation as a driving force for keeping EU competitive, Smart Specialisation has been chosen as ex-ante conditionality and has a central function within the new programming period.

 
PRLog - Sep. 20, 2012 - BERLIN, Germany -- As Cohesion Policy 2014–2020 strongly focuses on research and innovation as a driving force for keeping EU competitive, Smart Specialisation has been chosen as ex-ante conditionality and has a central function within the new programming period. Every EU Member State is obliged to design national or regional Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3) that highlight its innovative potential. For the purpose of improving the quality of Operational Programmes, all Member States need to undertake ex-ante evaluations prior to starting the implementation. Good understanding and preparation of Smart Specialisation Strategies will generate higher benefits for national and regional stakeholders and entrepreneurs.

Attendees will receive first-hand knowledge on how to

•   identify innovation potential of your region in the most effective way;
•   set up and implement a Research and Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialisation (RIS3) in practice;
•   design a sustainable Regional Innovation Strategy that makes their research institutions and business environment more competitive and open for maximum absorption of different funds and benefits.

Speakers:
•   Armin Mahr, Head of Co-ordination EU Cohesion Policy Unit, Federal Ministry of Science and Research, Austria
•   Dr dimitri Corpakis, Head of Unit, Regional Dimension of Innovation, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
•   Dr Christian Hartmann, Head of Technology, Foresight and Planning Research Group, Joanneum Research, Austria
•   Adrian Zelaia, Executive President, EKAI Center for Innovating Public Policy, Spain
•   Daniel Hodges, Economic Advisor for Innovation, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, United Kingdom
•   Raune Hermans, Head of Unit, Strategic Intelligence Unit, Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, Finland


Participants:
Senior and mid-senior staff members responsible for setting up a Research and Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialisation (RIS3) from all central, regional and local public authorities; Public and private R&D&I institutions as well as technology centres, universities, cluster management organizations, networking groups involved in cluster projects; other institutions planning and implementing projects within Structural Funds, INTERREG, information and communication technologies, infrastructure, transnational and interregional cooperation, social affairs and education, FP7, CIP and IPA projects; Consultancies specialised in EU funding

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