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The RIS3 by European Commission

Schermata 2014-04-15 alle 17.11.16Facing a reduction of funds after the financial crisis, the EC     decided to launch the Smart Specialisation Strategy (RIS 3). The strategy wants to avoid wasting resources: the EC will finance innovation approaches related to the excellences in a specific territory. To coordinate the efforts has been defined the S3 Platform where each european region can upload information about its own strategy. On the platform you can find an interactive Guide.

The platform is also opened to contribution  of non member countries, if you are interested then go here.

Here you can find the Regione Marche and Regione Puglia RIS3 Strategy

Croatia country outlook

Schermata 2014-04-15 alle 10.27.14 One of next project goals is to increase the awareness about the  assets that any territory can offer to the partnership. So, we have  cooperate to settle a Country Outlook with each partner. The sections of the outlook are: Economy and Swot Analysis,  Main economic sectors and clusters, Main data by Global  Competitiveness Index, Finance and Innovation, Stakeholder  directory. Next intention is to enhance data and information all along the project, so at the end we can present a more accurate physiognomy of each territory Here you can upload the Croatia Outlook: CO Croazia

Triple Helix Webinar – May 29

Triple-Helix-v1The Triple Helix of university-industry-government relations is an internationally recognized model for understanding entrepreneurship, the changing dynamics of universities, innovation and socio-economic development. Triple Helix is a model of managing interactions among universities, business and government on common projects. The webinar, organized by the Triple Helix Association in cooperation with the Surrey Business school,  will provide an introduction to the model by examining the fundamental concepts of Triple Helix, the essence of innovation and knowledge and technology transfer, the entrepreneurial behaviour that emerges within the Triple Helix model, and the critical role of institutions. The webinar will be held on May 29, 9,30-11.00 BST. By taking this webinar attendees will be able to:
  • Learn about the origin and the most recent developments of the Triple Helix (TH) model
  • Understand the TH model and how it can be applied for managing Academia-Business-Government (ABG) interactions
  • Learn about institutional practices associated with innovation systems and how to engage with institutions to ignite innovation process
  • Explore the role of institutions as intermediaries and moderating agents for Triple Helix interactions
  • Understand the role and expectations of different innovation stakeholders in the public and the private sector
  • Reflect upon current government innovation policies and the strategic response by industry and universities
  • Learn from successful cases which critical actions across the Industry-University-Government interface can boost innovation at micro and macro scale.
The key panellists are renowned academics in this field that will offer both theoretical insights and inspiring cases and examples: Prof. Henry Etzkowitz –  President of the Triple Helix Association, Editor-in-Chief of the Triple Helix Journal, Director international  Triple Helix Institute (ITHI), Palo Alto, USA, and Visiting Professor at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. Prof. Mark Casson – Professor of Economics at Reading University, UK, Director of the Centre for Institutional Performance (CIP), Member of John H Dunning Centre for International Business, Centre for Economic History, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Centre for International Business History. To learn more:

Conference in Podgorica

Faculty for Information Systems and Technologies of University of Donja Gorica and Chamber of  Economy of Montenegro organize the first conference within the “NEXT- A collaborative platform to support research and technology transfer” project, funded by the IPA Adriatico program of the European Union. The Conference is dedicated to improving of creative resources and capacities of national companies and research institutions for utilization of resources from EU funds for innovation support. The Conference will take place from the 2nd to the 4th of April 2014 under the working title “Education, science and business – Joint potentials”. The first day of the Conference will be held at University of Donja Gorica, while the second and the third day of the conference will continue at the hotel “Maestral”. If you are interested, please confirm your participation by Wednesday, 26th of March 2014 (contacts: 020 210 130, 020 410 777 – e mail: and agenda NEXT Project Funds are aimed at providing expert support to Montenegrin research institutions and companies and at usingavailable EU funds dedicated to the innovation and technology transfer, through the definition and application of economically profitable innovative models of business as well as applied research. Since the countries in which the project is implemented are regionally connected and, at the same time, are at very different levels of success regarding the use of EU funds, a series of educational meetings will be organized where different experiences will be shared and specific solutions for companies, in terms of introducing innovations that have a real chance to get financial support, will be proposed. Creation of a special on-line platform for productive linking of science and business is focused on establishing a creative base for the commercialization of scientific research results. The initial ideas will be formulated and transformed through the intense cooperation, into specific proposals for introduction of optimal innovation from the perspective of reducing the cost of doing business in companies and the speed of the return of investment that will improve their market position.