Conference ‘How to get Smart Specialisation Strategies closer to business?’ in Berlin on the 6th-7th of March
Date: 6 – 7 March 2019Venue: Technologiepark Adlershof Berlin, Rudower Chaussee 17, 12489 Berlin
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The concept of smart specialisation as initiative from the European Commission serves as a pre-condition for regions to receive ERDF-funds. However, its implementation is by no means trivial. To turn the Baltic Sea Region into Europe’s most dynamic, innovative and competitive economy of the continent, the regions need to apply and constantly improve their Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3).
Since 2016 the Interreg BSR project EmpInno has supported twelve partner regions in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden to foster the implementation and improvement of RIS3. This happened inter alia by providing diverse actors from strategy owners to strategy implementers with the needed resources to work with the RIS3 approach and by boosting cooperation with SMEs within and beyond the partner regions.
After three years of intensive work and transnational collaboration the project partners share their knowledge and expertise with you. Therefore, EmpInno invites all interested stakeholders of the Innovation Ecosystem of the Baltic Sea Region to attend the projects’ final conference on the 6-7 March 2019 in Berlin, Germany.
The attendance is free of charge.
Conference draft programme
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Wednesday, 6 March 2019
08.45 – 09.30 Registration and Welcome Coffee
09.30 – 09.50 Opening session
Welcome words by
9.50 – 10.35 RIS3 Implementation from the EU perspective – expectations, challenges, traps?
Dr. Ales Gnamus, S3 Platform, Growth & Innovation, Joint Research Centre
10.35 – 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 – 12.30 EmpInno – smart, straightforward and only successes – wasn´t it?
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch Break
13.30 – 15.00 Networking Session within six priority areas
ICT, Health + Life Science + Biotech, Maritime Industries,
Food, Energy and (Advanced) Materials
15.00 – 15.15 Coffee Break
15.15 – 16.00 The role of Smart Specialisation in the Baltic Sea Region
Esa Kokkonen, Policy Area Coordinator Innovation of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
16.00 – 16.45 Berlin-Brandenburg – a common RIS3 and good practices of implementation
16.45 – 17.00 Closure Day 1
19.00 Dinner reception
Thursday, 7 March 2019
09.30 – 09.45 Welcome Coffee
09.45 – 11.15 How to build a better tomorrow with S3? Two parallel open interactive sessions
b) Governance challenges, monitoring and evaluation
Facilitation: Region Östergötland/SE and Lubelskie Voivodeship/PL
11.15 – 11.45 Conference Closing – a look beyond EmpInno
11.45 – 12.15 Light Lunch
12.30 Optional tour through the Science and Technology Park Adlershof (https://www.adlershof.de/en/)
Dorint Adlershof Berlin – https://hotel-berlin-adlershof.dorint.com
ADAPT Apartments Berlin – https://www.adaptberlin.de/de/
Erich-Thilo-Straße 3 · 12489 Berlin-Adlershof
IBB Blue Hotel Berlin-Airport – http://blue.berlinairport.ibbhotels.com
Groß Berliner Damm 71 · 12487 Berlin