Unleashing the potential of transnational cooperation, through Digital Innovation Hubs, to promote RIS3 implementation
Framework: Interreg Central Europe Programme Call 3
Duration of the project: 01.03.2019-28.02.2022
Aim of the project:
Central Europe (CE) has a high potential of transnational cooperation opportunities to promote bottom-up implementation of RIS3 strategies, but many remain unexploited. S3HubsinCE unleashes this potential, by generating a transnational support structure in 10 CE areas, based on connected Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH), creating stronger links between RIS3 stakeholders & promoting strategic cooperation between triple-helix & quadruple-helix institutions in key CE-relevant Technology Priority Areas (TPAs) (i.e. advanced manufacturing & materials, ICT, nanotech, biotech & medical devices). The approach of the project focuses on setting a future-robust, long-term oriented, strategic framework to enable policy makers & stakeholders to concretely improve & optimise CE RIS3 to gain more benefit out of regional & national S3. The PPs, ASPs, key target groups (TGs - SMEs, multi-level Authorities, RTD, etc.) benefit from the outputs & approach, as it goes beyond current practices in participating regions & chosen TPAs, creating a novel method to design, manage & introduce innovation in the frame of RIS3, through the DIH structure, while assuring value for money & promoting closer to market actions.
- Austria: Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (Lead Partner)
- Austria: Forschung Burgenland GmbH
- Germany: Bwcon GmbH
- Germany: Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology (IWU)
- Italy: Intellimech Consortium
- Italy: Ecipa – Training and Service Agency Limited Liability Consortium
- Poland: Krakow Technology Park
- Slovenia: Slovenian Tool and Development Center
- Hungary: Pannon Business Network Association
- Croatia: Croatian Chamber of Economy – Varaždin County Chamber
Activity of PBN:
PBN will be involved in all thematic WPs and, within the first thematic work package, PBN is in charge of CERIS3 & DIH Institutional Needs Assessment Report highlighting the results of the interviews & focus groups (10 stakeholders/PP, 100 in total) with SME, LE, BSO & RTD, to determine RIS3 relevant, practical actions + digitalisation needs to support Digital Innovation Hub action plans. PBN will cooperate consequently with the ASP IFKA Public Benefit Non-Profit Ltd. for the Development of Industry (already signed LoS) and further Smart Specialisation Strategy & DIH actors to unleash the potential of RIS3 policy and assure an appropriate implementation and capitalisation.
Budget in EURO:
Project overall budget: 1.680.562,91 €
ERDF: 1.374.310,77 €
Project homepage: https://www.interreg-central.eu/Content.Node/S3HubsinCE.html
Programme homepage: https://www.interreg-central.eu/Content.Node/home.html
"Project co-funded by European Union Funds (ERDF)"