Expert or political meeting
Smart specialisation (RIS3): European workshop on universities as regional lead institutions
The event is part of the activities carried out by the European University Association (EUA) in EU research and innovation policy, and is held in collaboration with the Austrian and the Italian Rectors’ Conference. The 1‑day workshop will showcase different European concepts in the area of research and innovation strategies for smart specialisation (RIS3). The goal is to collect good RIS3 practices from universities.
The event seeks to create opportunities for EUA members to raise the voice of universities in European policy debates on regional innovation and cohesion policy. Special focus will be put on the impact of universities on regional development, particularly concerning entrepreneurial activities. In doing so, the event will provide an input to the debate on how to support sectoral demand.