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Focus on: watching and monitoring smart specializations
SMART_watch is a cooperation platform between key participants of the innovation sectors in Central Europe.
Within the SMART_watch, we want to develop and share good practices
as well as learn from other regions that carry out similar activities
in the area of Central Europe (CE).
Business support organisations, R&D institutes and regional authorities
are the pillars for the innovation systems. In particular, we believe that they serve as REGIONAL OBSERVATORIES of technology and market needs and trends, i.e. the institution that monitors technology trends and market developments in the area of smart specializations or regional authorities implementing the RIS, to scrutinise upon good practices, pitfalls
and bottlenecks of their activity.
Our goal is to develop a model of operation and create an international network of Regional Observatories of smart specializations in Central Europe, monitoring technology trends and market development in the areas
of innovative technologies and smart sectors.
Although we do not build new buildings, we do not provide infrastructure
in the form of equipment, we bring something more valuable to our regions: knowledge, competences, contacts that enterprises can use to improve their competitiveness and implement innovations. Technology areas covered within the SMART_watch project are: health, life science, ICT, future services, sustainable production technics and Industry 4.0.
The Slovak Winter Seminar of Regional Science took place in the mountain resort of Low Tatras on 13th – 16th March. The main objective was to bring creative academic debate on actual issues of regional science and practice of regional policy.
In the upcoming experimental call for proposals, Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE will support the roll out and uptake of project outputs and results in coordination with directly managed EU programmes such as Horizon 2020.
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The fifth edition of ‘Europe, let’s cooperate! Interregional cooperation forum’ will take place on 10 April in Brussels. The event will bring together policymakers and practitioners from regions across Europe working on research and innovation, competitiveness of SME’s, low-carbon economy and the environmental resource efficiency.
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).
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