The RIS3 KEY for Self-Assessment
RIS3 - Regional research and innovation strategies for smart specialisation - will become an ex-ante conditionality in the EU Structural Funds 2014-20.
Every single region is expected to produce a RIS3. One significant aspect that makes a regional research and innovation strategy SMART, is the process itself: Smart specialisation is specialised diversification, structural change towards knowledge, innovation and creativity-driven growth.
Hence, a RIS3 has to reflect a joint, i.e. smart, priority-setting process of government, the region’s lead enterprises, and the lead institutions of a region.
The Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research had the idea of supporting regions, its lead enterprises and the lead institutions of science, research, technology and creativity to get started with their regional strategy: The RIS3 KEY for Self-Assessment is a 7-page and easy-to-use tool that helps to unlock the smart specialisation concept in practice, activating and mobilising the co-operation of government, business and the knowledge sector towards a RIS3.
The RIS3 KEY has been developed by Joanneum Research, in co-operation with BMWF and in the context of the OECD project on smart specialisation strategies. It is connected to the European Commission’s RIS3 Guide, and it assembles the feedback from EU and international partners.
LINK: The European Commission’s RIS3 Guide: http://ipts.jrc.ec.europa.eu/activities/research-and-innovation/s3_b.cfm
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