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Project blog focuses on important issues, papers, discussions related to the project theme developments. Bloggers are practitioners who work with innovation policies for many years. Please read their profiles to learn more about each author and his/her organisation.

2013.01.02.I author: European Association of Development Agencies -

Regional Innovation Monitor Thematic Paper 5: Identifying potential and niches of innovation - a policy intelligence toolbox

The above mentioned report aims to identify the main policy intelligence tools available for and used by regions during the process of building regional research and innovation strategies for smart specialisations (RIS3). It is an attempt to synthesise various methodologies developed over recent years and to provide with concrete examples of how different EU regions have already started to apply such tools in their local context.
2012.12.19.I author: European Association of Development Agencies -

RIM: Thematic paper 5: Identifying Potential and Niches of Innovation – A Policy Intelligence Toolbox

This RIM report aims to identify the main policy intelligence tools available for and used by regions during the process of building regional research and innovation strategies for smart specialisations (RIS3). It is an attempt to synthesise various methodologies developed over recent years and provide with concrete examples of how different EU regions have already started to apply such tools in their local context.
2012.12.18.I author: European Association of Development Agencies -

Industrial Performance Scoreboard & Member States' Competitiveness and Policies

DG Enterprise has just issued a staff working paper on industrial competitiveness in the EU. The full report is available from http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/industrial-competitiveness/monitoring-member-states/files/ms_comp_report_2012_en.pdf.

Below we've highlighted the global performance of the Member States.
2012.12.18.I author: European Association of Development Agencies -

The RIS3 KEY for Self-Assessment

The RIS3 KEY for self-assessment was developed by Joanneum Research Graz, in co-operation with and funded by BMWF, in the context of project “Drafting and Implementing Smart Specialisation Strategies” (2011-12) launched by the OECD Working Group on Innovation and Technology Polic (TIP).
2012.12.05.I author: European Association of Development Agencies -

How to use the Regional Innovation Monitor 2012 data for the design of a RIS3

The European Commission has recently published the Regional Innovation Scoreboard 2012 after the versions of 2008-2010. For regional authorities this report is interesting for at least three reasons as it
• provides information of EU trends;
• allows benchmarking between regions;
• gives data to reflect on changes over time in the regions.
2012.12.05.I author: European Association of Development Agencies -

Will cluster organisations support Smart Specialisation?

The members of the PRO INNO TACTICS at least believe in this capability, as they have put a request to give "cluster organizations a significant role" within RIS3 as their second action in their recently published paper entitled "Key messages and practical recommendations from the TACTICS project".
2012.12.05.I author: European Association of Development Agencies -

How to ensure the success of a regional strategy?

The more time passes, the more Christian Saublens of EURADA sees that the best-intentioned strategies and best made on paper are not being implemented successfully because they have to face difficulties in deployment of technological human, and financial resources as well as in targeting the market to be covered, whether in the public or the private sector.
2012.11.02.I author: Książek Elżbieta

The idea of smart specialisation strategies for regions still needs to be explained

The story of searching for the best, and most smart, specialisation strategy has not been finished yet.
2012.09.30.I author: European Association of Development Agencies -

Regional GDP, growth and trends in R&D+I investments

Regional GDP, growth and trends in R&D;+I investments
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