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1 RIS3 Guide: 6 steps for developing Smart Specialization Strategies - and how the S3 Platform can help Xabier Goenaga HoU JRC IPTS KfG - S3 Platform Cardiff, 28 June 2012

2 2 What is Smart Specialisation?  Knowledge for Growth Expert Growth: D. Foray, B. van Ark  Europe 2020 and EU budget review  Place based dimension: P. McCann, R. Ortega-Argilés  Proposed reform of Cohesion Policy

3 3 What is a RIS3? (research and innovation strategy for smart specialisation) Building on the past  Widespread experience of national/regional innovation strategies in the framework of the EU Cohesion Policy  Achieved greater co-operation among private and public stakeholders and better communication between technology providers and clients Breaking with the past  Lack of international and trans-regional perspective  Not in tune with the industrial and economic fabric of regions  Too narrow vision of innovation  Picking the winner syndrome  The best performing regions were just copied

4 Which is the Smart Specialisation Approach? It is not a planning doctrine that would require a region to specialize in a particular set of sectors or industries. It is an approach to policy that considers whether those activities already strong or showing promise for a region can benefit from R&D and innovation.  This is in addition to creating good framework contitions for business Regions cannot do everything in STI so they need to focus on certain domains by developing distinctive and original areas of specialisation.

5 The entreprenurial Process of discovery Smart specialisation is largely about the policy process to select and prioritize fields or areas where a cluster of activities should be developed Setting priorities and selecting fields always entails risks for policy makers The ‘business as usual’ strategies to prioritize (imitation and dupplication) do not work Smart specialisation suggests another strategy:  To let entrepreneurs discover the right domains of future specialisations

6  Designed to assist regions and Member States in developing RIS3 strategies  Launched in June 2011  Managed by a team established at JRC-IPTS in Seville  Monitored by a Steering Team incl. DG REGIO, RTD, ENTR, EAC, INFSO, SANCO, AGRI, CLIMA  Input from a Mirror Group of European high-level experts and network representatives

7 Support to regions in preparing RIS3 Peer Review workshops Informal assessment of RIS3 Information sessions in Member States and EU Macro- regions Website with special access for regions and interactive tools RIS3 Methodological Guide Thematic working groups and analysis

8 8 Edited by JRC IPTS in association with DG REGIO and with contributions from:  D. Foray, P. McCann, J. Goddard, K. Morgan, C. Nauwelaers, R. Ortega  Commission officials from various DGs  S3 Platform team Available on the S3 Platform webpage (i) - The RIS3 Guide

9 9 (i) – RIS3 guide - Key steps for developing a RIS3 Step 1 – Analysis of regional context/potential Step 2 – Governance Step 3 – Vision for the future Step 4 – Selection of priorities Step 5 – Policy mix Step 6 – Monitoring and evaluation RIS3 AnalysisProcessVisionPrioritiesPolicy mixMonitoring

10 (ii) - RIS3 Peer Reviews and Mutual Learning 4 volunteer regions prepare presentations of their RIS3 based on template with the 6 key elements of the guide; Presentations of the 4 volunteer regions are distributed in advance to ‘critical friends’ together with concise background documents (on the regions’ territorial innovation systems and experience); Peer discussion at the workshop moderated by the S3Platform. MG members involved as speakers; Feedback report prepared by S3Platform and forwarded to reviewed region: ‘feedback from the workshop’; Follow-ups in 3 and 6 months after the workshop.

11 (iii) - Information events To be organised in close cooperation with MS and DG REGIO. Priority to CONVERGENCE countries Macro-regional events: Baltic and Danube (May 2012), Outermost regions (June 2012), Atlantic Arc (tentatively scheduled Nov 2012).

12 (iv) - RIS3 Development vs. RIS3 Assessment RIS3 AnalysisGovernanceVisionPrioritiesPolicy mixMonitoring Elaborated from the original proposal by C.Saublens, EURADA

13 (v) - Thematic workshops New tool for mutual learning – will be launched in autumn 2012 Gather groups of regions/countries/experts around common subjects linked to the RIS3 approach (the 6 steps of the guide) Liaise with other projects/activities ongoing (e.g. OECD) Regions agree to develop a common position / brief / document for reflexion or implementation

14 14 (vi) - Last but not least … S3 Platform own research agenda  Analysis of regional economies (step 1 of the RIS3 guide)  Governance and framework conditions (step 2)  Peer review and transnational learning (step 6) Building on the work of the peer reviews & thematic workshops

15 15 Thank you!


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