Urenio Watch Watch: Regional Systems of Innovation

Innovative place-based Triple Helix approaches for regional development through Smart Specialisation Strategies Webinar and Workshop 4th June at 6 pm CEST

HLX4EU webinarThe Triple Helix Association in cooperation with the School of Business and Society at St Mary’ s University in the UK and with the support from Erasmus+ programme of the European Union (Jean Monnet Action) is organising a Webinar on 4th June at 6 pm CEST on the topic: ‘˜Innovative place-based Triple Helix approaches for regional development through Smart Specialisation Strategies’ . Continue reading

The 2019 European Triple Helix Congress on Responsible Innovation & Entrepreneurship 30/09/2019 – 01/10/2019 in Thessaloniki

ETHAC 2019The 2019 European Triple Helix Congress on Responsible Innovation & Entrepreneurship (EHTAC2019) will take place on 30th September ‘“ 1st October 2019 in Thessaloniki, Greece. The Congress is organized by the Triple Helix Association – a non-for-profit, non-governmental association with scientific purpose and a global reach. Continue reading

Intelligence and co-creation in Smart Specialisation Strategies: Towards the next stage of RIS3

The white paper on “Intelligence and Co-creation in Smart Specialisation Strategies’ outlines some key conclusions from the Online S3 project, funded under the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Commission. The Online S3 project has produced an online platform composed of software applications and roadmaps that facilitate the design and implementation of Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3).

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Online S3 mechanism for knowledge-based policy advice

Taking into consideration the 28 applications that have been developed throughout the  Online S3 project and are related to the 6 phases of the RIS3 design-process, this report tries to reveal the existing information flows between them. The overall Online S3 Platform  mechanism indicates that there is a complex underlying network that links these  applications to each other, which is essential  to better understand the overall added value of the Online S3 Platform.  Given  the fact that the abovementioned applications have been developed as standalone apps,  further potentials of this platform include the development of an interoperability mode.  This could provide the final missing links between the 28 applications, facilitating the  information flows between them, giving the opportunity to policy-makers to design even  more comprehensive RIS3 strategies. Analytical capabilities and public participation should  be further enriched and expanded in that case, promoting the effectiveness of the  implemented RIS3 strategies. Continue reading

White paper: ASEAN 4.0 – What does the Fourth Industrial Revolution mean for regional economic integration?

This paper focuses on the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The Fourth Industrial Revolution refers to a set of highly disruptive technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, blockchain and 3D printing, that are transforming social, economic and political systems and putting huge pressure on leaders and policy-makers to respond. Continue reading

New Cohesion report fuels the discussion on EU funds after 2020

Seventh Report on Economic, Social and Territorial CohesionThe Commission published on 9 October the 7th Cohesion Report. It zooms in on EU regions and cities, draws lessons from cohesion spending during the crisis years and sets the scene for cohesion policy after 2020.
This report fulfils two requirements: 1) It reports on how cohesion has evolved in EU regions over the recent past and assesses the impact on this of national policies, cohesion policy and other EU policies as required by the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. 2) It reviews the measures linking the effectiveness of the European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds to sound economic governance, as required by the Regulation on Common Provisions with regard to the Structural Funds.
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Digital entrepreneurship: An idea bank for local policymakers

nesta digital enterpreneurhsip logoThis publication by nesta.org is an idea bank aiming to help local European policymakers and influencers create better conditions for entrepreneurship at the regional or city level. The publication is detailed and covers all the major areas on which local policy makers should address different challenges. The publication includes as Annex a Policy Action Guide with a template for policy makers to support the designing of a useful mix of policies to support digital entrepreneurship suited to different environments. The included guide contains ten-steps which comprise an idealised policy process and are not so straightforward in reality. Continue reading