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1 Xabier Goenaga HoU JRC IPTS KfG - S3 Platform Cardiff, 28 June 2012 RIS3 Guide: 6 steps for developing Smart Specialization Strategies - and how the S3 Platform can helpXabier GoenagaHoU JRC IPTS KfG - S3 PlatformCardiff, 28 June 2012
2 What is Smart Specialisation? Knowledge for Growth Expert Growth: D. Foray, B. van ArkEurope 2020 and EU budget reviewPlace based dimension: P. McCann, R. Ortega-ArgilésProposed reform of Cohesion Policy
3 What is a RIS3. (research and innovation strategy for smart What is a RIS3? (research and innovation strategy for smart specialisation)Building on the pastWidespread experience of national/regional innovation strategies in the framework of the EU Cohesion PolicyAchieved greater co-operation among private and public stakeholders and better communication between technology providers and clientsBreaking with the pastLack of international and trans-regional perspectiveNot in tune with the industrial and economic fabric of regionsToo narrow vision of innovationPicking the winner syndromeThe 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 businessRegions 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 developedSetting priorities and selecting fields always entails risks for policy makersThe ‘business as usual’ strategies to prioritize (imitation and dupplication) do not workSmart 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 strategiesLaunched in June 2011Managed by a team established at JRC-IPTS in SevilleMonitored by a Steering Team incl. DG REGIO, RTD, ENTR, EAC, INFSO, SANCO, AGRI, CLIMAInput from a Mirror Group of European high-level experts and network representatives66
7 Support to regions in preparing RIS3 Peer Review workshopsInformalassessment of RIS3RIS3Methodological GuideThematic working groups and analysisInformation sessions in Member States and EU Macro-regionsWebsite with special access for regions and interactive tools
8 (i) - The RIS3 Guide Edited by JRC IPTS in association with DG REGIO and with contributions from:D. Foray, P. McCann, J. Goddard, K. Morgan, C. Nauwelaers, R. OrtegaCommission officials from various DGsS3 Platform teamAvailable on the S3 Platform webpage
9 (i) – RIS3 guide - Key steps for developing a RIS3 Step 1 – Analysis of regional context/potentialStep 2 – GovernanceStep 3 – Vision for the futureStep 4 – Selection of prioritiesStep 5 – Policy mixStep 6 – Monitoring and evaluation9
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 countriesMacro-regional events: Baltic and Danube (May 2012), Outermost regions (June 2012), Atlantic Arc (tentatively scheduled Nov 2012).
12 (iv) - RIS3 Development vs. RIS3 Assessment Elaborated from the original proposal by C.Saublens, EURADA
13 (v) - Thematic workshops New tool for mutual learning – will be launched in autumn 2012Gather 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 (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