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1 A JOINT RIS3 FOR THE EUROREGION Opportunities for an Effective Cooperation in Innovation JOSÉ CARLOS CALDEIRA President of the Board 1

2 COOPERATION IN INNOVATION REASONS FOR COOPERATION DIMENSION (CRITICAL MASS, VISIBILITY, RELEVANCE, EFFICIENCY ) COMPLEMENTARITY (PRODUCTS, SERVICES, COMPETENCES, ETC.) VALUE CHAINS (INTEGRATION, GLOBALIZATION, ETC.)

3 INNOVATION CONTEXT (Industry Led) VISION STRATEGY EXPLOITATION (Results and Impact) INNOVATION CHALLENGES NEW SOLUTIONS (Development, tech. transfer and integration) RESEARCH NEEDS RESEARCH RESULTS (Knowledge) RESEARCH ACTIVITIES INDUSTRY (Companies) RESEARCH ORG. PUBLIC AUTHORITIES Capital = 1250 k 3

4 INNOVATION CONTEXT (Industry Led) VISION STRATEGY EXPLOITATION (Results and Impact) INNOVATION CHALLENGES NEW SOLUTIONS (Development, tech. transfer and integration) RESEARCH NEEDS RESEARCH RESULTS (Knowledge) RESEARCH ACTIVITIES INDUSTRY (Companies) RESEARCH ORG. PUBLIC AUTHORITIES Capital = 1250 k 4

5 INNOVATION CONTEXT (KET s) KEY ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES: A VALUE CHAIN PYRAMID 5

6 INNOVATION CONTEXT (KET s) KEY ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES: A VALUE CHAIN PYRAMID 6

7 INNOVATION CONTEXT (Funding) Basic Research EUROPEAN PROGRAMMES Applied Research Experimental Development (PCP) Test & Validation (PCP) Dissemination & Demonstration (PCP) Tech/Know Transfer & Training (new knowledge) IPR and exploitation management Design and Planning (PP) Production (Development / Integration) Test & Validation (PP) Dissemination & Demonstration (PP) Marketing and sales / Deployment Training & Consultancy (users) Maintenance and support (setting-up) NR PROGRAMMES / PRIVATE 7

8 Vanguard Initiative New Growth through Smart Specialisation Asturias Baden Württemberg Basque Country Catalonia Flanders Lombardy Malopolska Norte Nord Rhine Westphalia Skåne Pays de la Loire Rhône Alpes Scotland Silesia South Netherlands Tampere Region Upper Austria Wallonia

9 Letter of Engagement to President Van Rompuy Three Objectives Political engagement of regions for interregional cooperation in European strategic priority areas on the basis of smart specialisation : exchange of good practices and alignment of roadmaps to achieve complementarities. Focus on an investment boost in demonstrators and pilots for deploying European lead markets (such as KETs, bio based products, sustainable construction, clean vehicles, smart grids, ), supported by instruments at all policy levels Upgrading regional clusters into world class clusters through cross border cooperation and networking in international value chains.

10 Pilot Action Smart Specialisation Platform Advanced Manufacturing (SSP ADMA) Three industry led pilot initiatives for ADMA VI regions organising industry led events on 3 specific ADMA areas, to further explore opportunities to develop EU value chains by co investment Advanced manufacturing to meet the challenges for off shore oil/gas and renewable energy application (lead: Scotland) High performance production with 3D printing (lead: South Netherlands+Flanders+Norte) Efficient and sustainable manufacturing (lead: Catalonia+Lombardia) The focus will be on the joint development of networks of demonstrators and pilots to accelerate market development in Europe for existing and emerging industries with competitive and high value added products

11 How we work together Political level Operational level Leading by example Annual Meetings of political leaders (Milan 13 Nov) Thematic Meetings on initiative of individual regions (Skane 4 June) Reg. Representatives (18 regions) Coordination Group (5) Chair (Scotland) Secretariat (Flanders) Task Forces: SSP AM Funding synergies Regional Public Private Partnerships / Cluster platforms Companies and innovation actors in the regions Pilot SSP + Pilot networks Engaging: Policy Officers Experts Lead companies Cooperation with the EC

12 EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region The BSR countries face several common challenges: Maritime (shortcomings in safety and security) Environmental (sea pollution, dwindling fish stocks, risk of oil spills, climate change) Economic (uneven development, due partly to a failure to exploit the opportunities offered by access to the EU single market and a lack of enterprise culture) Energy (insufficient energy transmission and supply networks, which are not adequately connected) Transport (gaps in transport connections) Safety and security

13 EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region Objectives: Save the Sea Connect the Region Increase Prosperity Environmentally sustainable e.g. reducing pollution in the sea Prosperous e.g. promoting innovation in SMEs Accessible and attractive e.g. better transport links Safe and secure e.g. improving accident response

14 Initiative: BSR Manufacturing Belt The Baltic Sea Region: BSR covers approx. 2.4 million km² - almost half of the EU Population of 110 million amounts to 23% of EU Average population density is about 46 inhabitants/km (EU 112) Aggregated GDP is about 16% of the EU Mixture of leading high-tech countries/ regions and developing regions/countries Gateway to Russia National Manufuture Platform already in 8 BSR countries

15 COOPERATION IN INNOVATION CONCLUSIONS THERE ARE ALREADY SEVERAL EXAMPLES THAT ILLUSTRATE INTERREGIONAL COOPERATION GALICIA AND NORTE HAVE SEVERAL AREAS WITH POTENTIAL THE CONTEXT IS FAVOURABLE AND THE INSTRUMENTS ARE THERE

16 THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION 16

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