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1 Smart Specialization Platform: Towards Matchmaking and Effective R&I Information Exchange in the Danube Dr. Ales Gnamus, S3 Platform, JRC-IPTS, Seville Contribution to the WP5 Danube-INCO.NET General Assembly Meeting Vienna, 11/12/2014

2 153 registered regions from 23 MS + 15 countries + 2 non-EU regions 153 registered regions from 23 MS + 15 countries + 2 non-EU regions S3P support to the Macro-Regional Cooperation 2 Source: S3 Platform, December 2014 S3P ONLINE SURVEY S3P ONLINE SURVEY on Examples of Successful Inter-regional and Trans- national R&I Partnerships Call for contributions - -open until 19 December peer-reviewed regions 15 peer-reviewed countries 50 peer-reviewed regions 15 peer-reviewed countries

3 Possibilities for R&I Matchmaking in the Danube Danube-INCO.NET: WP5 "Report: Towards Matchmaking and Information Exchange" – December 2014 A starting point and milestone for strengthened collaboration among the Danube countries/regions Possible parallel tracks with ongoing EUSDR and INTERREG projects… Topics ?? Open matchmaking session with Danube-INCO.NET partners would be useful Use EUSDR Annual Forums to create engagement at political level! Important! Danube-INCO.NET and S3P can help but should not be the sole driving forces of the enhanced R&I cooperation! 3

4 Mission: PA7: Building ecosystem for innovation in the Danube Region Creating linkages with stakeholders – Danube Rectors' Conference, DRRIF, JRC, etc. Limitations: No budget for projects Institutions /personnel dedicated part time… Low impact in reaching regional/national MAs responsible for the ESIF OPs and Horizon 2020 activities and establishing/facilitating dialogue/coordination at macro- regional level Mission: FP7 funded coordination and support action to enhance R&I cooperation in the Danube joining 19 partners from 11 Danube countries, Italy and JRC-IPTS Limitations: Not always reaching the right R&I cooperation partners Low impact in reaching regional/national MAs responsible for the ESIF OPs and Horizon 2020 activities and establishing/facilitating dialogue/coordination at macro-regional level Mission: Provide professional advice to EU countries/regions for the design of the R&I strategies for smart specialisation (S3) and reinforce S3 in the regional and national R&I strategies – strong impact on the MS/regions' policy process! Facilitate alignment of European, national and regional innovation roadmaps and creation of synergies between S3 strategies and priorities, and assist cooperation across regions/MS – Advantage: S3P specific focus on macro-regions Limitations: 3 staff members dedicated part time to the Danube (JRC Support to the Danube, Danube-INCO.NET) Various initiatives aiming at reaching the same goal… 4

5 5 S3P Supporting the RIS3 Process from RIS3 Guide through streamlined “easy-to-use” (Self-)Assessment Tool to RIS3 Peer-Review & Mutual Learning exercises & Encoding of the S3 priorities Region X RIS3 ANALYSIS GOVERNA NCE VISIONPRIORITIES POLICY MIX MONITORIN G

6 6 JRC Scientific Support to the Danube Strategy Thematic activities: Danube Nexuses Horizontal activities: "S3 for Danube" Seminar (25 April) - High-level event of the JRC Scientific Support to the Danube Strategy (15-16 May) "S3 for Danube" Workshop (3 April) - High-level event of the JRC Scientific Support to the Danube Strategy (24-25 June) "S3 for Danube" Seminar & Workshop ( ) 2 x cca. 80 participants from 14 Danube countries + Commission services and experts JRC Technical Reports' Series: S3 Policy Brief : S3P active invovlement in the "Danube INCO-Net"

7 The way towards matchmaking… EUSDR PA7 (+ PA8?), Danube-INCO.NET and S3 Platform "inner task force" together with the Danube regions interested in closer R&I cooperation Mapping of S3 / R&I priorities and of Trade/Competition to be correlated with the information on the existing R&I collaborations and the EUSDR PA7(PA8) Flagship project initiatives Upon the interest for closer collaboration the identified regions would be offered responsibility and tracks for collaboration Common events of the identified specific R&I stakeholders Guidance, support and information exchange through the S3P

8 Regional Benchmarking Tool S3P Guidance&Support: Interactive S3 tools (I) 8

9 – an online tool showing regional/national S3 priorities Enables regions and MS to position themselves …find their unique R&I niches …seek out potential partners for collaboration Note! Categories are not perfect matches! More than 1300 encoded priorities (Dec.2014) 176 EU regions & 22 EU countries + 18 non-EU regions & 6 non-EU countries Specialisation fields related to: Energy KETs Life sciences ICT Environment Agro-food Specialisation fields related to: Energy KETs Life sciences ICT Environment Agro-food S3P Guidance&Support: Interactive S3 tools (II) 9 99% of EU NUTS-2 Regions covered!

10 S3 Inter-regional Trade and Competition Tool – online mapping of regional/national trade flows S3P Guidance&Support: Interactive S3 tools (III) + Additional New Interactive Tool to come in 2015 "Mapping of existing R&I collaborations" (FP7/Patent databases) regions from EU25 (not covering BG, HR, RO) 9 sectors + Total trade Three years: 2000, 2005, 2010

11 Mapping of the Danube S3 priorities Based on the data from the database (S3P) 11

12 Facts about Danube region Analysis: Total No. of priorities: 108 National S3/R&I priorities: 80 from 13 countries (8MS and 5 candidate / neighbourhood countries) Regional S3/R&I priorities: in total 28 from 4 regions Regional S3 priorities taken into account: only those of the regions with planning/investing powers in R&I domain – 4/22 regions with encoded data: - DE1 Baden-Württemberg - DE2 Bayern - CZ01 Praha and - RS1 Vojvodina 12

13 Basis of data Envisaged regional/national S3 priorities – not stating what they are good at, but what they have the ambition to focus on and finance in the period Each priority is registered with data in four categories, as regions have been encouraged to take into account cross-sectorial aspects in identifying priorities. Name and description – free text that describes the priority Three standardised categories to filter the search: -Research and Innovation capabilities (which regional capabilities are envisaged to be used). Categories divided into top- and subcategories are based on Nace 1 and Nace 2 sectoral codes and OECD categories, but with some modifications! -Business Areas and Target markets (which markets are approached). This uses the same categories and sub-categories as the previous dimension. -EU Priority: each priority categorised according to 'Top down' EU wide policy objectives and subcategories (based on 'Societal Grand Challenges' identified in Horizon2020 and the headline policies in the Innovation Union Flagship Initiative, including Creative and Cultural Industries, KETs, Social Innovation, Digital Agenda and Eco-Innovations)

14 Advanced Materials and Manufacturing (KETs) Advanced Manufacturing: 5 countries (AT, CZ, HU, SI, SK) 3 regions (DE, CZ, SK) Advanced Materials: 4 countries (RS, MN, MD, UA) 5 regions (DE, CZ, SK, HU, RO) CZ Engineering industries and electrotechnics. DE1 Micro- and nano-technology DE1 Biotechnology DE1 Photonics DE2 Efficient production technologies, mechatronics, automatisation & robotics DE2 New and intelligent materials, nano- and micro-technology HR Key enabling technologies HR Bio-economy HU Advanced technologies in the vechile and other machine industries ME New materials RO Advanced technologies in food, forestry, veterinary medicine, fishing & aquaculture RS New materials & nanosciences SI Smart factories MD Innovative materials, technologies & products UA New materials Danube region

15 ICT and Digital Agenda Danube region ICT: 9 countries (AT, BG, CZ, HU, SI, SK, MN, RS) 6 regions (DE(2), HU, RO, SK, RS) Digital Agenda: 8 countries (AT, BG, HU, RO, SK, MN, RS, UA) 8 regions (DE(2), CZ(3), HU(2), SK) AT ICT BG ICT and Informatics CZ ICT, automatisation and electronics. CZ01 Digital media, mobile applications CZ01 Internet & IT-based services DE1 ICT (green IT & intelligent products) DE2 ICT HR ICT and engineering HU ICT and information services ME ICT RO Future internet& Software development RS/RS1 ICT UA ICT

16 Sustainable innovation 12 countries (AT, BG, CZ, HR, HU, RO, SI, SK, MD, MN, RS and UA) 6 regions (DE(2), CZ, HU, RO and RS) AT Energy & environment CZ01 Smart energy HR Energy and sustainable environment ME Energy RO Increasing end-use energy efficiency RO New-generation vehicles and ecological and energy-efficient technologies RS Energy & energy efficiency SI Alternative energy DE1 Environmental technologies, renewable energies & resource efficiency SI Smart use of resources SI Smart buildings and homes - energy refurbishment of buildings BG Mechatronic and clean technologies DE2 Clean tech HU Clean and renewable energies RO New-generation vehicles and ecological and energy-efficient technologies RS1 Ecology & environmental protection Danube region

17 Health Danube region Public Health and Security: 10 countries (AT, BG, CZ, HR, HU, RO, MD, MN, RS and UA) 6 regions (DE, CZ(3), HU and SK) Healthcare technol./Medical sciences: 8 countries (BG, CZ, HR, HU, SI, BA, MD, MN and RS) 2 regions (DE and HU) BA Medical and health sciences BG Healthy Life and Biotechnology industries CZ Healthcare and medical technology and devices. DE1 Health & care HR Health and quality of life HU Healthy society and wellbeing HU Healthy local food ME Medicine & health RS Biomedicine & human health RS1 Health tourism in Tourism Priority SI Health technologies, smart healthcare, high quality of life MD Health and biomedicine

18 EUSDR objectives Validity of the 11 EUSDR priorities: Are all of them still valid for the upcoming period? Note! Not easy to sort the EUSDR priorities along the S3 priorities as the tool has more economic/R&I approach and no categories for horizontal policy measures such as "People to People", "Competitiveness and SMEs", "People and Skills", "Institutional capacity and cooperation"… The further analysis should include the positions of the respective Danube countries/regions in the Regional Innovation Scoreboard and European Clusters Observatory

19 Conclusions & Recommendations - I - Potential of Danube regions/countries to engage in transnational and inter-regional policy collaboration in R&I remains underexploited. - An outward looking innovation policy and collaboration with others can help especially less-developed territories to combine complementary strengths, exploit their competences in R&I, build-up necessary research capacities, overcome lack of critical mass and fragmentation and gain better access to the global value chains. - There is a room for higher impact of the R&I activities in the Danube macro-region on the selected EUSDR priority actions, especially in the vertical priorities. - The R&I priorities in the Danube are rather broad and often horizontal, which makes difficult to clearly identify specialisations and new innovation activities. - S3P mapping revealed four most prevailing sectors: advanced materials & manufacturing (KETs), ICT, sustainable innovations, and health.

20 Conclusions & Recommendations - II - These priorities, although quite general and embracing many sub- sectors, can be used as a starting point for the future R&I collaboration initiatives. - Finding the right partners in these areas can be facilitated by existing activities and structures already in place. - Note! The results from this first mapping should be taken cautiously! - Transnational and inter-regional cooperation should not be confined to priorities identified in RIS3 or similar innovation strategies. Though critical mass and funding opportunities are likely to be more developed in these common areas, many interesting and promising projects might also emerge outside these areas.

21 Thank you for your attention ! Dr. Ales GNAMUS, European Commission, JRC-Institute for Prospective Technological Studies


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