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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.

2013.12.23.I author: European Association of Development Agencies -

Commercialisation of public research

Policy-makers have high hopes for public research as a new source of growth. This research has been the source of significant scientific and technological breakthroughs that have become major innovations. Well-known examples include the Global Positioning System (GPS), MP3 technology, and Apple’s Siri voice recognition technology.
2013.12.23.I author: European Association of Development Agencies -

The role of clusters in Smart Specialisation Strategies

DG Research and Innovation published an expert report on the role of clusters in Smart Specialisation Strategies. The report compares similarities and differences between RIS3 and cluster approaches.
2013.11.29.I author: European Association of Development Agencies -

Changes in the Cohesion Policy Regulation

The European Commission is close to adopting the Cohesion Policy Regulation. It seems that R&D;+I and some changes will be introduced, compared to the original Commission proposal. Below is a small update of what might be new for RIS3 penholders. We will keep you updated and inform you once the final text has been published.
2013.11.29.I author: European Association of Development Agencies -

Science and technology statistics at regional level - updated

Eurostat has recently published updated statistical information that illustrates regional developments for science and technology indicators within the European Union. The domains covered are research and development (R&D;), the number of researchers, human resources in science and technology (HRST), employment in high technology sectors and patent applications.
2013.11.26.I author: European Association of Development Agencies -
2013.11.26.I author: European Association of Development Agencies -

Smarter, greener, more inclusive? - Indicators to support the Europe 2020 strategy

This is the first of a new series of annual Eurostat publications providing statistical analyses related to important European Commission policy frameworks or other phenomena in society. The purpose of this first publication is to provide statistics to support the Europe 2020 strategy and to back up the monitoring towards its headline targets.
2013.10.31.I author: European Association of Development Agencies -

Horizon 2020 Calender of Events

An overview of national launch events and thematic events for Horizon 2020
2013.10.31.I author: European Association of Development Agencies -

OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2013

Science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship – which foster competitiveness, productivity, and job creation – are important mechanisms for encouraging sustainable growth. The 260 indicators in the OECD Science, Technology and Industry (STI) Scoreboard 2013 show how OECD and partner economies are performing in a wide range of areas to help governments design more effective and efficient policies and monitor progress towards their desired goals.
2013.10.21.I author: European Association of Development Agencies -

Smart Specialisation Approaches - A new policy paradigm on its way from concept to practice

Final results of the survey made by Fraunhofer Institut für System- und Innovationsforschung (ISI).
2013.10.17.I author: European Association of Development Agencies -

Regional Policy for Smart Growth of SMEs

This guide for Managing Authorities and bodies in charge of the development and implementation of Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation was written by Christian Saublens for the European Commission's DG Regional and Urban Policy.
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