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SOON: Competence map for smart specialisations in CE

the tool will allow RIS implementation monitoring,
graph visualization of key areas and correlation between key actors in SMart Specialisation in
CE area. The CM will consist of useful data base of trends, S3 services and
RO competences dedicated for enterprises.

Competence map for smart specialisations in Central Europe

The tool will allow RIS implementation monitoring and will consist of useful data base of trends, S3 services an Regional Observatories competences dedicated for enterprises.

SMART_watch Kick-off meeting


In central Europe regional innovation strategies (RIS) and the real needs of end users for smart specialisation (SmartS) 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 RIS 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.

Regional Observatories - it is a network of entities that have different roles in the process of entrepreneurial discovery[1] , the purpose of which is to provide different types of information on specific specializations for diversified audiences (institutions, local authorities, companies, R & D sector).



Start Date

June 2017

End Date

May 2020