Publication date: July 23, 2012

PERIA and the regions of Andalusia, Basse-Normandie, Mazovia and Murcia presents two workshops on regional innovation and smart specialisation during the OPEN DAYS in Brussels.

How can the regional level learn from each other on innovation?


How can the regional context contribute to smart specialisation?


PERIA (Partnership of European Regional Innovation Agencies) partners and the regions of Andalusia, Basse-Normandie, Mazovia and Murcia are inviting you to the event, which will be held in the frame of the Open Days 2012. On the 9th October 2012, two workshops will be organised, focusing on regional innovation policy and tools used for its implementation: the Regional Innovation Agencies (RIAs) and smart specialisation.


(Please search for the workshop code of 09B02)

Detailed AGENDA is available here.

The 1st workshop presents testimonials of territorial cooperation in the field of regional innovation, which were carried out by partners of PERIA. As PERIA is an interregional cooperation to develop services offered by a region (in particular by the regional authority and its regional innovation agency), concrete results will be introduced on good practice exchanges that were conducted between the partnering regions of Aquitaine, Champagne-Ardenne, Észak-Alföld, Saxony-Anhalt, Valencia, and Veneto regions.

The 2nd workshop focuses on conceptual aspects and implementation of smart specialisation, presenting the global approach of the concept and the regional implementations presented by Andalusia, Basse-Normandie, Mazovia and Murcia. The workshop provides opportunity for debate on the role of regional authorities and RIAs in the smart specialisation concept, and would introduce regional examples about how smart specialisation can be implemented on regional level.

Contact: Fruzsina Ökrös; INNOVA Észak-Alföld Regional Innovation Agency

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