Friends of Smart Specialisation at the RSA Regions in Recovery Festival


Friends of Smart Specialisation at the RSA Regions in Recovery Festival

Eleonora Nadin 2 minutes

Friends of Smart Specialisation are pleased to have been accepted to organise a session at the second Regions in Recovery Conference in 2022  Regions in Recovery Global E-Festival 2022

Top-down sectoral meets a bottom-up place-based perspective: love at first sight or a marriage of convenience?
Thursday, March 31 9.00 AM – 11:00 AM CET.

This is an exciting time for smart specialisation which now has to deal with a more top-down European approach (green and digital twin-transition and National Recovery Plans). So, how can S3 play a bridging role with the NRP to deliver the best prioritisation process for twin transition investment choices which now include a stronger focus on sustainable finance? How can S3 or indeed S4 be mainstreamed within the new EU industrial strategy and a shift to a more challenge-driven approach embracing mission-oriented research, possible ERA Hubs, and innovation (Horizon Europe). What could be the spatial implications of such an approach and how do we strengthen a place-based approach based on multi-level governance? 

We are pleased to welcome the following distinguished speakers who have a wealth of experience in this topic area.

  • Ninetta Chaniotou, Regional Council of Kainuu,
  • Laura Roman, Technopolis Group
  • Markku Markkula, President of the Helsinki-Uusimaa Region and former President European Committee of the Regions.


Join the workshop and find out. We will welcome your views.

More information is available on the following link.

This is an online event