Thursday 12 June 2014
Andreas Loverdos, Minister of Education and Religious Affairs
Nikos Dendias, Minister of Development and Competitiveness
Christos Vasilakos, General Secretary for Research & Technology
Manolis Angelakas, General Secretary, Decentralized Administration of Attica
Welcome/Moderation: Evi Sachini, Director, National Documentation Centre
9.40-11.30: Regional Innovation & European Growth: the new frame 2014-2020
Objective: Set the EU political goals for research, innovation, entrepreneurship and regional growth in the programming period 2014-2020; Present the challenges for regions to adapt to new social and economic situations; Highlight the complementary policies of the European Commission
- Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science
- George Prevelakis, Ambassador of Greece to the OECD
- Rodi Kratsa, Greek MEP and Member of the Committee on Regional Development, Vice-President of the European Parliament 2007-2012
- Dominique Foray, Director, Chaire en Economie et Management de l’Innovation (CEMI), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
- Representative of DG Enterprise & Industry
Moderator: Valia Kaimaki, Journalist
11:30-12:00: Coffee break
(11:30-12:00: Press Conference)
12:00-13:30: Rebooting Regional Policy: gaining real impact from Smart Specialisation Strategies
Objective: Present the technical frame of the EU funding for regional growth; Highlight the complementarities and the expected synergies; Invite regional authorities to share their experience in RIS3/utilisation of EU funds; Discuss about the optimal use of instruments at regional, national and European level.
Questions to answer:
1. How should regions translate Smart Specialization Strategies into policy mix for efficient governance?
2. What are the key factors for a successful link between Smart Specialisation Strategies and knowledge-based growth?
3. What does it mean for a convergence region to build and implement an Innovation Strategy?
Chair: Rafael Rodriguez, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, WIRE 2010 organiser
- Regional Intelligence in RIS3: the reshaped EU landscape
Octavi Quintana Trias, Principal Adviser of the Task force on Smart Specialisation, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission
- ESIF 2014-2020: investing in the smart priorities
Charlina Vitcheva, Director, Smart and Sustainable Growth and Southern Europe, DG Regional and Urban Policy
- From planning to implementing Smart Specialisation Strategies: lessons learnt so far through the S3 Platform
Manuel Palazuelos Martinez, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
- Enlightening talks: designing Regional Innovation Strategies under economic crisis
- Navarra Region: Cernin Martínez Yoldi, Director Fundacion MODERNA
- Theodora Zacharia, Deputy Director at the Managing Authority of the Regional Programme of Attica Region
- Skåne Region, Filippa Arvas Olsson, Managing Director, Skåne European Office
Discussion: Lessons learnt from WIRE I-IV; A step forward to policy mix for RIS3.
Rapporteur: Richard Tuffs, Director, European Regions Research and Innovation Network
15:00-17:00 – Parallel sessions
Parallel session: Business driving Regional Innovation
Objective: Discuss the contribution of business to the regional ecosystem for knowledge-based growth and job creation; How to engage enterprises in RIS3; Feedback of enterprises on EU funding instruments; Regions as facilitators for business growth & financial sustainability.
Questions to answer:
- What is the contribution of business to RIS3? How can business profit from regional policies?
- What does it take for a small company to align with innovative regional policies?
- To what extent does the success or failure of a business effort depend on the regional policy of the region?
Chair: Imelda Lambkin, Enterprise Ireland, WIRE 2013 organiser
- Competitive industries for regional development: the case of advanced manufacturing
Bonifacio Garcia Porras, Head of Unit, Innovation policy for Growth, DG Enterprise & Industry
- Access to finance in Horizon 2020: opportunities for SMEs
Marie-Cécile Rouillon, Unit RTD-B3 – SMEs, Financial Instruments and State, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission
- Digital Innovation at regional level
Christine Simon, DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission
- Creating synergies between ESIF and H2020 for business
Andrea Conte, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
Enlightening talks: innovative business transforming the regional environment
- RAYCAP, Greece, Zafeiris Politis, Head of R&D
- Cinevation, Norway / Eurostar project “Archivator: Data Recording and Data Scanning with Data Boxing and Un-Boxing”, Rune Bjerkestrand, Cinevation, Norway / Eurostar
- Agencia de Innovación y Desarrollo de Andalucía IDEA, Carmen Sillero Illanes, Head of Division for Strategy and Programmes
Discussion on SME-innovation/regional schemes of the past and the future: which scheme can actually work?
Rapporteur: Márta Nadabán Völgyiné – INNOVA Hungary, WIRE 2011 organiser
15.00-17.00 – Parallel session
A new mission for Territorial Cooperation: research & business on board
Objective: The role of knowledge-based economy in the Territorial Cooperation; Innovation disparities in Europe; Sustainable partnerships between less and more advanced regions; Knowledge-based territorial cooperation; Initiatives on regional and urban development.
Questions to answer:
- How can European Territorial Cooperation programmes and in particular interregional cooperation contribute to innovation policies?
- What is the key factor for successful links between business, research and policy makers?
- What are the typical problems in transferring knowledge and best practices from one region to another?
Chair: Andrzej Siemaszko, KPK IPPT PAN Poland, WIRE 2012 Organiser
- How can European Territorial Cooperation programmes & Interregional Cooperation contribute to innovation policies
Nicolas Singer, INTERREG IVC JTS
- The policy cycle of Smart Specialisation stategies at regional level
Claire Nauwelaers, STI Expert
- “The role of research in Smart Specialisation Strategies & the outreach to business”
Costas Fotakis, President of the Foundation for Research & Technology-Hellas, Chair of EC Expert Group
- Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe – the contribution of transnational research and innovation cooperation on urban development
Margit Noll, Austrian Institute of Technology, JPI Urban Europe
- Enlightening talks: developing sustainable partnerships among regions
- The example of EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR) Eva Nussmueller, DG Regional Policy, European Commission
- Top Technology Region/Eindhoven-Leuven-Aachen triangle TTR-ELAt
Wim De Kinderen, International Project Manager, Brainport Eindhoven EU Office Brussels
Discussion on how Europe could get more growth out of the investments in R&D and Territorial Cooperation
Rapporteur: Macarena Munoz, Consejo Superior de Inverstigaciones Cientificas
17:00-17:30: Conclusions of 1st day (Snapshot presentations by the rapporteurs of 1st day)
19.30: Gala Dinner (Dionysos by the Acropolis restaurant)
Friday 13 June 2014
9:30-11:00: Public Open Data for Regional Innovation
Objective: Innovation as driver for local entrepreneurship; Utilisation of Open Data for regional planning and growth.
Chair: Constantinos Kokkinoplitis, Research & Innovation Strategy Expert
- Open Data & Innovation as policy for Entrepreneurship and Local development
Sergio Arzeni, Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
- Open & free knowledge-sharing for regional growth
Carlos Rossel, Publisher, World Bank Group
Enlightening talks: Open & Smart Cities
- Homer: making available and exploitable Public Sector Information, Kostas Strataridakis, ICT Director of the Decentralized Administration of Crete
- Building BusinessModels with Creative Commons Licences, Philippe Perreaux, Creative Commons
Rapporteur: Prodromos Tsiavos, National Documentation Centre
11:00-12:30: Metrics & Tools for Monitoring Regional Strategies
Objective: Provide methodologies and tools for monitoring the implementation of Smart Specialisation Strategies; Benchmarking; Harmonising indicators; Using metrics for science-evidenced policies.
Questions to answer:
- How should regions use benchmarking & indicators for efficient policies?
- How do we know whether our schemes work?
- How can less advanced regions to catch up with innovation leaders? What do they have to do differently?
Chair: Veijo Ismo Ritola, Eurostat
- Science & Innovation metrics: designing & monitoring regional programmes
Dirk Pilat, Deputy Director, Science and Technology Policy, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
- Spreading Excellence and widening participation under Horizon 2020 Dimitri Corpakis, Head of Unit, Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission
- Can we measure regional innovation? Lessons from the Regional Innovation Scoreboard and the European Service Innovation Scoreboard
Hugo Hollanders, Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and technology (UNU-MERIT), Author Regional Innovation Scoreboard
- STAR METRICS: Measuring the Effect of Research on Innovation, Competitiveness and Science
Rebecca Rosen, STAR METRICS
Discussion on how to adapt monitoring methodologies/indicators to local needs
Rapporteur: Colombe Warin, Policy Officer, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission
12:30-14:00: Lunch break
14:00-16:00: Knowledge re-use in RIS3 and Entrepreneurship
Objective: Provide technical information on how knowledge reuse can contribute to regional planning; Present successful examples of enterprises utilizing open data for decision-making and development of commercial products/services; present tools and innovation methodologies for smart regional services.
Questions to answer:
1. What does it take to transform existing knowledge (open data, innovative results) into an efficient policy or an entrepreneurial success?
2. What are the typical problems for a small city to go smart?
3. What it takes for a company to re-use knowledge for profit? Does it worth the investment?
Chair: Ezio Andreta, President of APRE/Agenzia per la Promozione della Ricerca Europea
- 3D-Print your future: just think and produce, German Esteban Muniz, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission.
- Knowledge re-use & business spaces in Regions: new models to counterbalance crisis Peter Troxler, Research Professor at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, owner of Square One
- Open business spaces in regions as a new model to counterbalance crisis: The Orange Grove paradigm Jan Versteeg, Ambassador at Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Greece (tbc)
- Enlightening talks: open data and co-working spaces transforming traditional business
- Fab Labs: Innovation in Crisis Economies, Areti Markopoulou, Barcelona, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia
- Agro-Know Technologies, Giannis Stoitsis, COO, Agro-Know
Rapporteur: Luc Janssen, Policy Officer, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission
16:00-16:30: Coffee Break
16:30-17:30: Closing Session: Innovation & Regional Development
- Wrap up session: Richard Tuffs, Director, European Regions Research and Innovation Network
- Wolfgang Burtscher, Deputy Director-General for Research & Innovation, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission
- Evy Christofilopoulou, Vice Minister of Administrative Reform and e- Governance (tbc)
- Lauma Sika, Counsellor, Attaché (Research and Space questions), Permanent Representation of the Republic of Latvia to the EU (next WIRE organiser)
17:30: Creative Walk in the centre of Athens: visit to innovative creative industries, a different approach for sightseeing in Athens