In Central Europe regional innovation strategies (RIS) and the real needs of end users for smart specialisation are too often not well aligned. As each region gathers relevant data in different structures, the SMART_watch project will develop a common methodology and benchmarking tools to improve the situation. More concretely, the project will develop a model for regional branch observatories equipped with a set of monitoring and benchmarking tools, available to all RIS stakeholders and intelligent markets’ actors.
As the project will coincide with the mid-term evaluation of RIS, partners will elaborate policy recommendations for EU institutions, based on international pilot projects and research results. A newly created network of Regional Branch Observatories will enable national and EU authorities to monitor Smart specialisations implementation across the EU. Technology areas that are prioritised in SmartS in partner regions cover health, life science, ICT, future services, sustainable production technics and Industry4.0.
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.
- 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).
A workshop, focusing on Digitalisation as a Driver for the Implementation of the regional innovation policy of the European Union takes place in the frame of the 11th Wismar Business
Informatics Day 2018, in Wismar, Germany.
The event is organized by the Hochschule Wismar. More info...
Meet with Smart_watch project in Pilsen, where the project will be presented on the 6th National Conference of Technology Transfer organized by the University of West Bohemia
More information and programme can be found on the following website:
A 2-day bilateral meeting was hosted by Confindustria Veneto SIAV S.p.A. between 23-24 April. The Lead Partner, Górnośląska Agencja Przedsiębiorczości i Rozwoju Spółka z o.o. and SIAV discussed the project implementation progress and status of the deliverables.
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We keep working on mapping the existing and future Regional Observatories of Smart Specializations. Want to get involved please do not hesitate to contact us.
SMART_watch consortium held its second transnational meeting in Lublin on the 27th and 28th November, 2017. Moreover, a training for auditors took place, introducing the methNew Linkodological approach and the online tool created for analysing business models of regional observatories monitoring Smart Specializations.
How the SMEs can increase innovative potential and competitiveness through cooperation with regional branch observatories - presentation of main SMART_watch project assumptions and expected results during one of the biggest SMEs events in Central Europe.
SMART_watch project promotion and gaining new partners during the Clusters Matchmaking Conference in Stuttgart.
SMART_watch representatives from GAPR and Lublin took part in the 5th session concerning National Key Specializations in Poland. Discussing the future of RIS and Smart Specializations, promoting the project and its future results among regional authorities representatives and Ministry of Development in Poland and Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy EU Commission.
During the Kickoff meeting that took place in Gliwice (Poland) the consortium partners have discussed in details the preparation process and milestones for a comparable set of audit indicators that will enable to compare situations between regions and competences technology and market trends monitoring in Smart Specialisations area.
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