Workshop: New opportunities for collaboration between actors of the regional innovation ecosystems. Fostering regional capacities and territorial development.
The workshop intends to be a highly practical workshop and it is aimed at providing a discussion between the ESIF/OPs Managing Authorities (MAs), RIS3 implementing bodies, EIT Innovation Community partners and Widening stakeholders, from the widening countries and regions.
Scope and aim of the workshop
An open system for science and innovation across Europe makes it possible for all actors to become active in that system. The main way to attain this objective is by developing an extensive network of collaborating organisations at different dimensions and levels joining efforts and alignment with key players that will add value the work and allow to maximise the impact and efficiency.
As a representative case of alignment, the objective of the EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS) is to contribute to boosting innovation in European countries and regions that belong to the groups of ‘modest and moderate’ innovators (according to the European Innovation Scoreboard). This is also the ambition of Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation under Horizon 2020: with Teaming, Twinning and ERAChairs.
On the other hand, the JRC, DG REGIO and the national and regional ESIF Managing Authorities (MAs) and bodies responsible for RIS3 implementation work with common stakeholders from across the quadruple helix. These stakeholders are crucial to efficient RIS3 implementation, as well as for successful cooperation under EIT RIS and widening actions. Therefore, enhancing communication between all of them and aligning their activities can foster regional capacities and create more collaboration opportunities for each actor of the regional innovation ecosystem.
Deadline for registration: 18 June 2019