Piedmont region towards RIS3 (Regional Innovation Smart Specialisation Strategy)


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A description of the Piedmont region’s overall Regional Innovation Smart Specialisation Strategy strategy started in 2006.

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Piedmont region towards RIS3 (Regional Innovation Smart Specialisation Strategy)

  1. 1. Piedmont Region Towards RIS3 12th April 2013 Torino (Piemonte) Erica Gay – Matteo De Felice Research Innovation and Competitiveness Unit Towards Regional spEcialisation for Smart growth spirit
  2. 2. Smart specialisation strategyCommunication Regional Policy contributing to smart growth in Europe 2020 Com (2011) 17 26/01/2011 “Smart specialisation as a means to deliver a more targeted Structural Fund support and a strategic and integrated approach to harness the potential of smart growth and the knowledge economy in all the regions” EU Cohesion Policy 2014-2020 “Regulation laying down common provision on the CSF Funds” Smart specialisation has been proposed as an ex-ante conditionalityThis conditionality applies specifically for two of the 11 thematic objectives of the CSF Funds• strengthening research, technological development and innovation (R&I target),• enhancing access to and use of quality of ICT (ICT target).
  3. 3. Tools and Methods• Methods and objectives for an efficient use of the European Funds 2014-2020 presented by the Cohesion Policy Ministry• Four Thematic Working Groups 1- Labour, Productive system Competitiveness, Innovation 2 - Environnement valorisation and protection 3 - Improvement in quality of life and social inclusion 4 - Education training and skill• National Agency for inward Investment and enterprises development - INVITALIAThree Working Groups: Smart, Sustainable, Inclusive growth Coordinated by EU policy Unit of Piedmont Region
  4. 4. RIS3 GuideStep 1 - Analysis of the regional context and potential for innovation Step 2 - Governance: Ensuring participation and ownershipStep 3 - Elaboration of an overall vision for the future of the region Step 4 - Identification of prioritiesStep 5 - Definition of coherent policy mix, roadmaps and action plan Step 6 - Integration of monitoring and evaluation mechanisms
  5. 5. The starting point Piedmont’s overall RIS strategy started in 2006 with the approval of the regional law n 4/2006which established “The regional system of research and innovation”The law set up a governance acting through specific bodies: regional committee scientific commission evaluation team and planning documents: - General guidelines for R&I - Three-year research plan
  6. 6. Steps towards RIS3Social and economic context Analysis carried out by the Institute of Economic and Social ResearchesEvaluaton reports: Overall Regional policy Regional Operational Program – ERDF Regional innovation cluster policy L.R 4/2006 (calls for funding)Regional participation to the National Technological Clusters (Ministry of Education.Research and University)Governance revision of the L.R. 4/2006 wider stakeholder participation – semplify planning documents focus meetings with managing subjects of the regional innovation cluster, university, research centres, enterprises, social organizations
  7. 7. National and Regional Clusters National Regional1 – Agrofood 1 - Agrofood2 - Life Sciences 2 - Biotechnology and Biomedics3 – Green Chemistry 3 - Sustainable Chemistry4 - Smart Communities’ Technologies 4 - New Materials5 – Energy 5 - Digital Creativity & Multimedia6 – Assisted Living and Domotics 6 - Sustainable Architecture & Hydrogen7 – Intelligent Transport Systems 7- Renewable Energy and Biofuels8 – Aerospace 8 – Fittings, Systems and Components for9 – Smart Manufacturing Renewable Energies 9 – Renewable Energies and Micro Hydro 10 – Information and Communication Technologies 11 - Mechatronics and Advanced Production systems 12 -Textile
  8. 8. A new setting for the regional clusters and policiesNarrow down the number of clusters - Sectorial clusters – referred to a specific existing technological domain - Cross sectorial clusters – new domain emerging from mixing traditional ones - KET - horizontal clusters - The Energy’s clusters – establishment of a clean-tech cluster (including Green Chemistry)Policies tailored to the local context - rejuvenating traditional sectors through higher value-added activities and new market niches; - modernizing by adopting and disseminating new technologies; - diversifying technologically from existing specializations into related fields; - developing new economic activities through radical technological changes and breakthrough innovations; - exploiting new forms of innovation such as open and user-driven innovation, social innovation and innovation services.
  9. 9. Areas of Specialisation - Source: INVITALIA Agrofood 1Aerospace 1 1 Cleantech Smart 5 Communities 1 2 1 2 Mobility 1Mechatronic 1 Life Sciences 2 Textile 1 1 1 Regional Innovation Cluster National Cluster Techonological District
  10. 10. Upcoming tasks Definition of the contents and writing of the RIS3 document- The social economic contest in Europe – Italy – Piedmont- The positioning of Piedmont Research & Innovation in Europe- SWOT Analysis- The regional RIS3 Principles – The Governance - Guideline and intervention priorities – Instruments and Expected results – monitoring and evaluation indicators – Financial resources- The Digital Agenda- Annex: the Process of RIS3 Piedmont Peer review in Vaasa - Finland S3 Platform Workshop 14 -15 May 2013
  11. 11. Thank you for your attentionResearch innovation and Competitiveness Unit erica.gay@ regione.piemonte.it matteo.defelice@regione.piemonte.it