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RIS3 Strategy for the Centre Region – Pedro Saraiva, President of the Managing Authority

RIS3 Strategy for the Centre Region – Pedro Saraiva, President of the Managing Authority

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  • 1. RIS3 for the Centro Region of Portugal EUniverCities, Aveiro, 22nd of November 2013
  • 2. Smart Specialisation Smart Specialisation is a strategic approach to economic development through targeted support for Research and Innovation (R&I). The underlying rationale behind the Smart Specialisation concept is that by concentrating knowledge resources and linking them to a limited number of priority economic activities, countries and regions can become – and remain – competitive in the global economy.
  • 3. Smart Specialisation Smart Specialisation is also a key element of the Commission’s proposal for a reformed cohesion policy as it is the ex-ante conditionality for the use of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in support of research and innovation in the next programming period. It involves a process of developing a vision, identifying competitive advantage, setting strategic priorities and making use of smart policies to maximise the knowledge-based development potential of any region, strong or weak, hightech or low-tech.
  • 4. Centro Region in the national context       Population (2011): 2,327,755 inhabitants Area: 28,200 km2 (30.6% of Portugal) Gross Domestic Product, GDP (2011): 31.8 x 109 euros GDP per capita (2011): 13,700 euros GDP in PPS per inhabitant = 67 (EU27 = 100) Exports (2012): 8.6 x 109 euros % of Portugal 22.0 18.6 83.3 18.9
  • 5. 20 % 18 A region that never de-industrialized itself… 16 14 35 34 34 32 32 32 32 31 30 31 31 6 120 110 30 28 8 130 33 29 30 30 30 29 28 28 26 100 28 27 24 26 25 25 25 25 23 24 24 1997 1999 2001 2003 Portugal 2005 2007 2009 80 70 20 2011 4 2 90 22 1995 110 61 60 2005 6,7 6,3 5,0 4,0 3,9 Portugal 7,6 Centro 5,2 f import and erage rate o 3,6 gal4,3 d in Cov 2,8 an 3,1 ortu 81 2,2xport goods in P e 72 the Centro 109 63 64 2006 2007 5,5 5,6 120 114 111 8,0 127 120 113 7,7 2007 140 61 2008 62 2009 64 2010 2011 Centro Relative Resilience of Employment Portugal Centro 2005 35 2004 35 na Região Centro 10 2003 34 36 % 36 2002 36 35 36 2001 38 2000 % 2006 12 deExports/Imports of em Portugal e Taxa cobertura das importações pelas exportações Goods GVA in industrial sector 2012
  • 6. Regional Innovation Scoreboard (RIS) Evolution of the Centro in RIS innovation follower moderate medium 2012 moderate low 2009 2007 The "Miracle" of Regional Innovation: a remarkable result
  • 7. Science and Technology System Patents Networks/ Investors Clusters Technological Centers Incubators RIERC Regional incubators network Universities and Polytechnic Schools Professional training entities Financing networks Technology transfer centers Science and Technological Parks Science, Technology and Innovation Parks Interface Universities/ companies
  • 8. CRER2020 strategy - The collective ambition CRER no CENTRO de PORTUGAL 2020 [BELIEVE and MOBILIZE CENTRO of PORTUGAL 2020] The core goals for 2014-2020: Responsible, Structural and Resilient Competitiveness  Become Innovation Leader (RIS) [20% of national R&D and 100 gazelles]  Represent 20% of national GDP  Reduce territorial asymmetries by 10%  40% of young people with higher education  Unemployment rate less than 70% of national average
  • 9. Overall shared view for the future of the region: an integrated approach Regional Action Plan (RAP) Regional Operational Programme (ROP) Regional RIS3 “Centro has been smart in developing RIS3 as part of a package involving its RAP and ROP. These sit side-by-side under the broad CRER2020 social and economic development package. This is an admirably integrated approach.” Phil Cooke (European Commission expert)
  • 10. Differentiating domains of the Centro Region… Forest Agriculture Health Tourism Biotechnology Sea Energy efficiency Rural innovation Cross cutting domains Sustainable industrial productivity ICET Thematic differentiating domains Materials
  • 11. … with high potential and interesting results at the international level 18% 45% 16% 40% % VAB Centro Centro in national GVA by domain 2004 2011 % VAB Nacional 14% 35% 12% 30% 10% 25% 8% 20% 6% 15% 10% 4% 5% 2% 0% 0% Agricultura Agriculture Floresta Forest Mar Sea Materiais Materials TICE ICET Turismo Tourism Saude e bem Health estar Biotecnologia Biotechnology
  • 12. RIS3: Innovation hubs… 1. Sustainable industrial solutions 2. Valorization and efficient use of natural endogenous resources 3. Technology supporting quality of life 4. Territorial innovation
  • 13. … that cross differentiating domains and provide a context for the smart specialisation commitments
  • 14. Governance Model: who has been involved in the process Universities of Aveiro, Beira Interior and Coimbra Polytechnic institutes of Castelo Branco, Coimbra, Guarda, Leiria, Tomar, Viseu Technology Transfer Units Science and Technology Parks ABIMOTA, CATAA, CBE, CENTIMFE, BIOCANT, Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN), iParque, CTCV, CTC/OTIC - IPL, CTIC, DITS – Social innovation OBITEC – Óbidos Technology Park, PARKURBIS UC, GAAPI – UBI, Inovlinea, ISQ, Covilhã Science and Technology Park, PCI Aveiro ADL, IPSSs (Private social OTIC.IPT, UATEC-UA welfare institutes), NGOs, - Parque de Ciência e Inovação, TagusValley – Abrantes Technology Park PROVERE Business Incubators (RIERC) AIRO – Caldas da Rainha Incubator Centre, AIRV – Enterprises Viseu Incubator, BIOCANT, Dom Dinis Incubator, Large enterprises and Main exporters, Figueira da Foz Business Incubator, IEUA - University Gazelles, SME Excellence, Microof Aveiro Business Incubator, Instituto Pedro Nunes enterprises,Groups and Associations (IPN), OPEN - Association for Specific Business Opportunities, PARKURBIS - Covilhã Science and Technology Park, TagusValley, WRC - Curia Tecnoparque
  • 15. Governance Model: structures CCDRC and Representatives of Universities Science and technology parks Polytechnic institutes Incubators Technology transfer units Clusters Business people Local authorities PROVERE Fast-growing enterprises ('gazelles') Exporting firms SME Excellence Business Angels Private social welfare institutes Local Development Agencies Regional Council, including Intersectoral Coordination Council, and invitees:  all the regional and national entities relevant to the regional planning process and definition of the smart specialization strategy COORDINATION COUNCIL (CC) Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) Enlarged regional council Managemen t Team GT 1 GT 2 GT 3 GT 4 Artur Rosa Pires Augusto Mateus Basílio Simões Carlos Faro Gonçalo Quadros Joaquim Borges Gouveia José Carlos Caldeira Luís Madureira Pires Luís Ramos Manuel Laranja Paulo Fernandes Pedro Farromba Ricardo Miguéis Sérgio Nunes Sérgio Simões Teresa Mendes Victor Ferreira
  • 16. Role of Universities in regional development “Universities should be seen in a holistic way, including their three main missions: teaching and education, research and creation of knowledge, regional and social development.” “Universities […] are anchor institutions in their regions.”
  • 17. Role of Universities in regional development “Universities can contribute to regional goals in many different ways, including Research and Innovation: enhancing innovation through their research activities Enterprise and Business Development: promoting enterprise development and growth Human Capital Development: contribution to human capital and skills development Enhancing Social Equality: improving social equality through regeneration and cultural development The potentially large contribution of universities to the non-technological needs of the region was also stressed, such as in social innovation and participation in cultural and artistic life.”
  • 18. Role of Universities in smart specialisation “The new emphasis on innovation strategies for smart specialisation in the EU provides a great opportunity for many universities to engage with regional development issues that, for a number of institutional and historical reasons, have been perceived as not relevant. The emphasis on regional partnerships for innovation in smart specialisation provides the ideal background for this reengagement.” Report on Joint EUA-JRC expert workshop: The Role of Universities in Smart Specialisation Strategies