S3P-Gnamus-Vienna_12... - Danube

Smart Specialization Platform:
Towards Matchmaking and Effective R&I
Information Exchange in the Danube
Dr. Ales Gnamus, S3 Platform, JRC-IPTS, Seville
Contribution to the WP5
Danube-INCO.NET General Assembly Meeting
Vienna, 11/12/2014
S3P support to the Macro-Regional Cooperation
153 registered regions
from 23 MS
+ 15 countries
+ 2 non-EU regions
50 peer-reviewed regions
15 peer-reviewed countries
S3P ONLINE SURVEY on Examples of
Successful Inter-regional and Transnational R&I Partnerships
Call for contributions - open until 19 December 2014
Source: S3 Platform, December 2014
Possibilities for R&I Matchmaking in the Danube
• Danube-INCO.NET: WP5 "Report: Towards Matchmaking and Information
Exchange" – December 2014
• A starting point and milestone for strengthened collaboration among the
Danube countries/regions
• Possible parallel tracks with ongoing EUSDR and INTERREG projects…
Topics ??
Open matchmaking session with Danube-INCO.NET partners would be useful
• Use EUSDR Annual Forums to create engagement at political level!
• Important! Danube-INCO.NET and S3P can help but should not be the
sole driving forces of the enhanced R&I cooperation!
Various initiatives aiming at reaching the same goal…
• PA7: Building ecosystem for innovation in the Danube Region
• Creating linkages with stakeholders – Danube Rectors' Conference, DRRIF, JRC, etc.
• No budget for projects
• Institutions /personnel dedicated part time…
• Low impact in reaching regional/national MAs responsible for the ESIF OPs and
Horizon 2020 activities and establishing/facilitating dialogue/coordination at macroregional level
• FP7 funded coordination and support action to enhance R&I cooperation in the
Danube joining 19 partners from 11 Danube countries, Italy and JRC-IPTS
• Not always reaching the right R&I cooperation partners
• Low impact in reaching regional/national MAs responsible for the ESIF OPs and
Horizon 2020 activities and establishing/facilitating dialogue/coordination at
macro-regional level
• Provide professional advice to EU countries/regions for the design of the R&I
strategies for smart specialisation (S3) and reinforce S3 in the regional and
national R&I strategies – strong impact on the MS/regions' policy process!
• Facilitate alignment of European, national and regional innovation roadmaps
and creation of synergies between S3 strategies and priorities, and assist
cooperation across regions/MS – Advantage: S3P specific focus on macro-regions
• 3 staff members dedicated part time to the Danube (JRC Support to the Danube,
S3P Supporting the RIS3 Process
RIS3 Guide
streamlined “easy-to-use”
(Self-)Assessment Tool
RIS3 Peer-Review
& Mutual Learning exercises
& Encoding of the S3 priorities
Region X
JRC Scientific Support to the Danube Strategy
Thematic activities: Danube Nexuses
Horizontal activities:
2013 - "S3 for Danube" Seminar (25 April)
- High-level event of the JRC Scientific Support to
the Danube Strategy (15-16 May)
2014 - "S3 for Danube" Workshop (3 April)
- High-level event of the JRC Scientific Support to
the Danube Strategy (24-25 June)
"S3 for Danube" Seminar & Workshop (2013-2014)
2 x cca. 80 participants from 14 Danube countries
+ Commission services and experts
JRC Technical Reports' Series: S3 Policy Brief
2014-16: S3P active invovlement in the "Danube INCO-Net"
The way towards matchmaking…
• EUSDR PA7 (+ PA8?), Danube-INCO.NET and S3 Platform "inner
task force" together with the Danube regions interested in closer
R&I cooperation
• Mapping of S3 / R&I priorities and of Trade/Competition to
be correlated with the information on the existing R&I
collaborations and the EUSDR PA7(PA8) Flagship project initiatives
• Upon the interest for closer collaboration the identified regions
would be offered responsibility and tracks for collaboration
• Common events of the identified specific R&I stakeholders
• Guidance, support and information exchange through the S3P
S3P Guidance&Support: Interactive S3 tools (I)
Regional Benchmarking Tool
S3P Guidance&Support: Interactive S3 tools (II)
Eye@RIS3 – an online tool showing
regional/national S3 priorities
Enables regions and MS to position themselves
…find their unique R&I niches
…seek out potential partners for collaboration
Note! Categories are not perfect matches!
More than 1300 encoded priorities (Dec.2014)
176 EU regions & 22 EU countries
+ 18 non-EU regions & 6 non-EU countries
S3P Guidance&Support:
Interactive S3 tools (III)
S3 Inter-regional Trade and Competition Tool –
online mapping of regional/national trade flows
250 regions from EU25
(not covering BG, HR, RO)
9 sectors + Total trade
Three years: 2000, 2005, 2010
+ Additional New Interactive Tool to come in 2015
"Mapping of existing R&I collaborations" (FP7/Patent databases)
Mapping of the Danube S3 priorities
Based on the data from the Eye@RIS3 database (S3P)
Danube region
Facts about Eye@RIS3
• Total No. of priorities: 108
• National S3/R&I priorities:
80 from 13 countries
(8MS and 5 candidate /
neighbourhood countries)
• Regional S3/R&I priorities: in total 28 from 4 regions
• Regional S3 priorities taken into account: only those of the
regions with planning/investing powers in R&I domain –
4/22 regions with encoded data:
DE1 Baden-Württemberg
DE2 Bayern
CZ01 Praha and
RS1 Vojvodina
Basis of Eye@RIS3 data
Envisaged regional/national S3 priorities – not stating what they are good at,
but what they have the ambition to focus on and finance in the period 2014-20.
Each priority is registered with data in four categories, as regions have been
encouraged to take into account cross-sectorial aspects in identifying priorities.
Name and description – free text that describes the priority
Three standardised categories to filter the search:
Research and Innovation capabilities (which regional capabilities are envisaged
to be used). Categories divided into top- and subcategories are based on Nace 1
and Nace 2 sectoral codes and OECD categories, but with some modifications!
Business Areas and Target markets (which markets are approached). This uses
the same categories and sub-categories as the previous dimension.
EU Priority: each priority categorised according to 'Top down' EU wide policy
objectives and subcategories (based on 'Societal Grand Challenges' identified in
Horizon2020 and the headline policies in the Innovation Union Flagship Initiative,
including Creative and Cultural Industries, KETs, Social Innovation, Digital Agenda
and Eco-Innovations)
Danube region
Advanced Materials and Manufacturing (KETs)
• Advanced Manufacturing:
5 countries (AT, CZ, HU, SI, SK)
3 regions (DE, CZ, SK)
• Advanced Materials:
4 countries (RS, MN, MD, UA)
5 regions (DE, CZ, SK, HU, RO)
CZ Engineering industries and electrotechnics.
DE1 Micro- and nano-technology
DE1 Biotechnology
DE1 Photonics
DE2 Efficient production technologies, mechatronics, automatisation & robotics
DE2 New and intelligent materials, nano- and micro-technology
HR Key enabling technologies
HR Bio-economy
HU Advanced technologies in the vechile and other machine industries
ME New materials
RO Advanced technologies in food, forestry, veterinary medicine, fishing & aquaculture
RS New materials & nanosciences
SI Smart factories
MD Innovative materials, technologies & products
UA New materials
Danube region
ICT and Digital Agenda
• ICT:
9 countries (AT, BG, CZ, HU, SI, SK, MN, RS)
6 regions (DE(2), HU, RO, SK, RS)
• Digital Agenda:
8 countries (AT, BG, HU, RO, SK, MN, RS, UA)
8 regions (DE(2), CZ(3), HU(2), SK)
BG ICT and Informatics
CZ ICT, automatisation and electronics.
CZ01 Digital media, mobile applications
CZ01 Internet & IT-based services
DE1 ICT (green IT & intelligent products)
HR ICT and engineering
HU ICT and information services
RO Future internet& Software development
Danube region
Sustainable innovation
12 countries
and UA)
6 regions (DE(2), CZ, HU, RO and RS)
AT Energy & environment
CZ01 Smart energy
HR Energy and sustainable environment
ME Energy
RO Increasing end-use energy efficiency
RO New-generation vehicles and ecological and energy-efficient technologies
RS Energy & energy efficiency
SI Alternative energy
DE1 Environmental technologies, renewable energies & resource efficiency
SI Smart use of resources
SI Smart buildings and homes - energy refurbishment of buildings
BG Mechatronic and clean technologies
DE2 Clean tech
HU Clean and renewable energies
RO New-generation vehicles and ecological and energy-efficient technologies
RS1 Ecology & environmental protection
Danube region
• Public Health and Security:
10 countries (AT, BG, CZ, HR, HU, RO, MD, MN,
RS and UA)
6 regions (DE, CZ(3), HU and SK)
• Healthcare technol./Medical sciences:
8 countries (BG, CZ, HR, HU, SI, BA, MD, MN
and RS)
2 regions (DE and HU)
BA Medical and health sciences
BG Healthy Life and Biotechnology industries
CZ Healthcare and medical technology and devices.
DE1 Health & care
HR Health and quality of life
HU Healthy society and wellbeing
HU Healthy local food
ME Medicine & health
RS Biomedicine & human health
RS1 Health tourism in Tourism Priority
SI Health technologies, smart healthcare, high quality of life
MD Health and biomedicine
EUSDR objectives
Validity of the 11 EUSDR priorities: Are all of them still valid for the upcoming 2014-20
Note! Not easy to sort the EUSDR priorities along the S3 priorities as the Eye@RIS3
tool has more economic/R&I approach and no categories for horizontal policy measures
such as "People to People", "Competitiveness and SMEs", "People and Skills",
"Institutional capacity and cooperation"…
The further analysis should include the positions of the respective Danube
countries/regions in the Regional Innovation Scoreboard and European Clusters
Conclusions & Recommendations - I
• - Potential of Danube regions/countries to engage in transnational and
inter-regional policy collaboration in R&I remains underexploited.
• - An outward looking innovation policy and collaboration with others can
help especially less-developed territories to combine complementary
strengths, exploit their competences in R&I, build-up necessary research
capacities, overcome lack of critical mass and fragmentation and gain
better access to the global value chains.
• - There is a room for higher impact of the R&I activities in the Danube
macro-region on the selected EUSDR priority actions, especially in the
vertical priorities.
• - The R&I priorities in the Danube are rather broad and often horizontal,
which makes difficult to clearly identify specialisations and new innovation
• - S3P mapping revealed four most prevailing sectors: advanced materials
& manufacturing (KETs), ICT, sustainable innovations, and health.
Conclusions & Recommendations - II
• - These priorities, although quite general and embracing many subsectors, can be used as a starting point for the future R&I collaboration
• - Finding the right partners in these areas can be facilitated by existing
activities and structures already in place.
• - Note! The results from this first mapping should be taken cautiously!
• - Transnational and inter-regional cooperation should not be confined to
priorities identified in RIS3 or similar innovation strategies. Though critical
mass and funding opportunities are likely to be more developed in these
common areas, many interesting and promising projects might also
emerge outside these areas.
Thank you for your attention !
Dr. Ales GNAMUS,
• European Commission, JRC-Institute for
Prospective Technological Studies