There is a high potential for transnational cooperation in central Europe to promote the bottom-up implementation of smart specialisation strategies (RIS3). But much of it remains unexploited. The S3HubsinCE project unleashes this potential by generating new transnational support structures. These will be based on connected “Digital Innovation Hubs” (DIH), creating stronger links between relevant stakeholders in the key technology priority areas, including advanced manufacturing and materials, ICT, nanotech, as well as biotech and medical devices.
The project partnership will develop an innovation network of “RIS3 Champions” of central Europe. It will initiate a new generation of innovation networks, create a comprehensive “Digital Integration Toolkit” to enhance cooperation between partners from relevant institutions as well as develop joint strategies and action plans. The project will help relevant actors to better understand RIS3 needs and the role they play in their implementation. Moreover, it will create a novel method to design, manage and introduce innovation in the frame of smart specialisation strategies, applicable beyond participating regions.
The two-day seminar offered a mix of theory and practice on how to run transnational cooperation projects effectively. Participants found out what the ingredients of effective project communications are and how to use them in an attractive and effective way.
After expert presentations, there was an opportunity to enter discussions with over 90 project communication managers from second and third call and to exchange knowledge and experience.
The next meeting of project partners will be held in Villach on 12–13 November 2019. It will focus on reporting of the current status of each work package. Project Partners will discuss the workflow of WP1, the Navigation Crew reports, the functionalities and role of Digital Integration Toolkit, and the activities to be taken.
On the second day of the meeting the official Kick-off Conference will be held, accompanied by a guided tour of CUAS Facilities. The main aim of the Kick-off Conference is to present the current status on RIS3 and DIH activities in participating regions, with special focus on regional and transnational good practices. Associated Partners, representing partner regions, have also confirmed their participation in the conference. The organisers expect arrival of around 60 participants.
On 4 September 2019 Kraków Technology Park presented S3HubsinCE project at the stand of the Responsible Research Innovation Labs put up at the international conference Open Living Lab Days 2019 (OLLDs) organised by ENOLL https://enoll.org/about-us/ and Thess AHALL at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki.
The main aim of OLLDs is to bring together researchers, public authorities, companies, and living lab practitioners to exchange knowledge, best practises, methodologies, and tools related to Living Labs and user engagement in such domains such as IT, ICT, energy, media, mobility, healthcare, and agrifood. Beside the presentation, we organised an open discussion on how to strengthen the cooperation between two projects with Siscode project partners.
We are pleased to invite you to The 1st Conference on AI, digitalisation, and automotive industry that will take place in Budapest on 18 October 2019. International trends will be presented at the event by Jaguar Land Rover Center, Audi Hungarian Zrt., and The Fraunhofer Institute.
The conference is organised by Pannon Business Network with the Ministry of Baden-Württemberg. For more information on the conference visit: https://sites.google.com/view/aiconference/ai-conference
The Kick-Off Meeting of the S3HubsinCE project has been hosted by TECOS and held in Celje, Slovenia, 16-17 April 2019. At the meeting participated representatives of 10 partners from 7 countries. The main objective of the meeting was to generate a comprehensive start to the project, creating a better common understanding of project partners organisation, the project’s goals, the detailed operations planned to take place across the project life-cycle, and how a strong performance in work package 1 shapes a robust foundation for work package 2 & 3.
Project Partners have presented their organisations, but also their regional digital innovation hub initiatives and regional Smart Specialisation Strategies. In the afternoon an interactive workshop has been held as “Speed Dating session”. The meeting ended with a guided tour of TECOS facilities.
The Kick off conference of the S3HubsinCE project is planned as part of the Innovation Congress, that will take place in Villach 12-14 November 2019.The Innovation Congress in Villach is serving as a valuable catalyst and networking platform with the motto “Digital Innovation- What’s Next?”.
An exceptionally interesting programme has been lined up for the more than 1,000 participants which include companies from a variety of industries and range from SMEs to multinationals, as well as Austrian managers and international leaders from the public and private sectors. International innovation leaders from all over Europe will meet to exchange ideas and experience. The congress offers a wide range of interactive sessions, workshops and focus sessions covering exciting innovation and technology topics like f.eg blockchain, AI, 3D etc.