Focus on: watching and monitoring smart specializations

SMART_watch is a cooperation platform between key participants of the innovation sectors in Central Europe.
Within the SMART_watch, we want to develop and share good practices
as well as learn from other regions that carry out similar activities
in the area of ​​Central Europe (CE).
Business support organisations, R&D institutes and regional authorities
are the pillars for the innovation systems. In particular, we believe that they serve as REGIONAL OBSERVATORIES of technology and market needs and trends, i.e. the institution that monitors technology trends and market developments in the area of smart specializations or regional authorities implementing the RIS, to scrutinise upon good practices, pitfalls
and bottlenecks of their activity.

Our goal is to develop a model of operation and create an international network of Regional Observatories of smart specializations in Central Europe, monitoring technology trends and market development in the areas
of innovative technologies and smart sectors. 
Although we do not build new buildings, we do not provide infrastructure
in the form of equipment, we bring something more valuable to our regions: knowledge, competences, contacts that enterprises can use to improve their competitiveness and implement innovations. Technology areas covered within the SMART_watch project are: health, life science, ICT, future services, sustainable production technics and Industry 4.0. 

NEWS AND EVENTS OF THE PROJECT

News

SMART_watch workshop in Ptuj, Slovenia

The SMART_watch worksops was held during the SYeNERGY event, with more than 80 participants on February 12th at the Dominican Monastery Convention Center, Ptuj, Slovenia. Event was organised by SMART_watch Parters, TECES with help of Društvo Jasa.

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SYeNERGY

News

The role of Vocational Education and Training in Smart Specialisation Strategies

Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published a new report on "The role of Vocational Education and Training in Smart Specialisation Strategies" topic. 

Find out more here:

The role of Vocational Education and Training in Smart Specialisation Strategies

SMART_watch Post 2020 SMART SPECIALISATION online workshop

28.04.2020 online workshop

The event is highly recommended for:

  • policy-makers, managers and professionals from the regional and national level of government, researchers and experts in the field of smart monitoring and participants engaged in the programming, implementation and monitoring of RIS3.

Key-note presentations on the post 2020 RIS3 funding period

  • Take part in a discussions on the post 2020 perspective implemented with the view from European, National / Federal
  • and Regional level. Presentation of lessons learned in the ending period and how it influences further RIS3 implementation.

Workshop on Setting up RIS3 Monitoring

  • Use your knowledge and experiences to create innovative and comprehensible monitoring models during the training session
  • on the development of RIS3 monitoring systems in actual regional scenarios.

Benefits from SMART_watch project:

  • Find out how to improve your daily work in the frame of Smart Specialisation with new dedicated tools such as Competence
  • Map, Business Models, Regional Observatory Networks, Benchmarking and more!


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1st Mini Book

This Minibook One is the first out of four parts of the SMART_watch final publication. It describes the competitive situation of partner Regions, with reference to innovation of lo - cal productive systems, to the strategic choices linked to Smart Specialisation Strategies (S3) and to the role of Regional Observatories to support their monitoring and implementation.

2nd Mini Book

This 2nd Minibook focuses on the demand side of Smart Specialisation implementation. The Minibook has the purpose to clarify the link between the Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS), their monitoring and the needs of Smart Specialisations (S3) of end users.

SOON: COMPETENCE MAP FOR SMART SPECIALIZATIONS IN CENTRAL EUROPE

THE COMPETENCE MAP IS DESIGNED AS AN ICT TOOL THAT WILL ALLOW SMART SPECIALIZATIONS 
MONITORING, GRAPH VISUALIZATION OF KEY AREAS AND CORRELATIONS BETWEEN KEY ACTORS.
IT WILL CONSIST OF TECHNOLOGY TRENDS DATA BASES, S3 SERVICES AVAILABLE AND COMPLETE 
INFORMATION ON REGIONAL OBSERVATORIES COMPETENCES DEDICATED FOR ENTERPRISES.

Regional Observatories

- it is a network of entities that have different roles in the process of entrepreneurial discovery , the purpose of which is to provide different types of information on specific specializations for diversified audiences (institutions, local authorities, companies, R & D sector).


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Start Date

June 2017

End Date

May 2020

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