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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.

2013.06.03.I author: European Association of Development Agencies -

SMEs in the RIS3 policy mix: A new approach is needed

One often hears that today it's SMEs that create jobs and growth. Christian Saublens of EURADA would like to point out that this is a "myth". Indeed, only very few of them are sustaining wealth as statistics show that up to 75 % of start-ups die before reaching 5 years of existence and that most of these start-ups hosted in European incubators only create 6 to 7 jobs.
2013.05.29.I author: European Association of Development Agencies -

To benchmark your RIS3 foresight results: "Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy"

The above mentioned McKinsey Global Institute report identifies 12 technologies that could drive massive economic transformations and disruptions in the coming years. The report also looks at exactly how these technologies could change our world, as well as their benefits and challenges, and offers guidelines to help leaders from businesses and other institutions respond.
2013.05.29.I author: European Association of Development Agencies -

An example of entrepreneurial discovery process: When railways become smart in Nord Pas de Calais region

A contribution from KNOW-HUB partner Nord France Innovation Développement (NFID)
2013.05.06.I author: European Association of Development Agencies -

Recommended reading for the most difficult part of the RIS3 process: Impact assessment

The Council of Canadian Academies releases an Expert Panel report on Innovation Impacts: Measurement and Assessment. The assessment was conducted by a 13-member panel of distinguished and multidisciplinary experts from Canada and abroad. Esko Aho, Senior Fellow, Harvard University; Consultative Partner, Nokia Corporation; and former Prime Minister of Finland, chaired the Expert Panel.

2013.04.30.I author: European Association of Development Agencies -

How to choose the RIS3 priorities?

Some thoughts following the KNOW-HUB partners' debate on priority setting in Weser-Ems.
2013.04.30.I author: European Association of Development Agencies -

Local innovation performance in the context of centralised innovation policy

A contribution from KNOW-HUB partners ARCFund and Gabrovo Municipality.
2013.04.17.I author: European Association of Development Agencies -

Emerging industries and RIS3

Smart specialisation requires looking into niche markets. Some experts and even the EU administration suggest to focus on emerging sectors.
2013.04.05.I author: European Association of Development Agencies -

The technology company development journey – from concept to commercialisation

A case study from Scotland by Iain Inglis and Kenny Richmond (source: Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary)
2013.03.26.I author: European Association of Development Agencies -

Innovation Union Scoreboard 2013

Main results of the Innovation Union Scoreboard 2013.
2013.03.19.I author: European Association of Development Agencies -

All money is not the same

Access to finance is one of the top 3 concerns of SMEs, together withthe search for first clients for their innovative product/service/solution and the recruitment of talented people.
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