Focus on: watching and monitoring smart specializations

SMART_watch is a cooperation platform between key participants of the innovation sectors in Central Europe.
Within the SMART_watch, we want to develop and share good practices
as well as learn from other regions that carry out similar activities
in the area of ​​Central Europe (CE).
Business support organisations, R&D institutes and regional authorities
are the pillars for the innovation systems. In particular, we believe that they serve as REGIONAL OBSERVATORIES of technology and market needs and trends, i.e. the institution that monitors technology trends and market developments in the area of smart specializations or regional authorities implementing the RIS, to scrutinise upon good practices, pitfalls
and bottlenecks of their activity.

Our goal is to develop a model of operation and create an international network of Regional Observatories of smart specializations in Central Europe, monitoring technology trends and market development in the areas
of innovative technologies and smart sectors. 
Although we do not build new buildings, we do not provide infrastructure
in the form of equipment, we bring something more valuable to our regions: knowledge, competences, contacts that enterprises can use to improve their competitiveness and implement innovations. Technology areas covered within the SMART_watch project are: health, life science, ICT, future services, sustainable production technics and Industry 4.0. 

NEWS AND EVENTS OF THE PROJECT

5th SMART_watch Project Transnational Meeting 

Steering Commitee meeting, technical meeting, workshops for Regional Observatories and study visits.

The event will focus on building the network for the Regional Observatories. During the workshops for ROs representatives, the participants will learn from each other in an exchange of experiences with best-practice examples in order to receive suggestions for their own work.The focus here is on business development from the political as well as the entrepreneurial side.

Since the project goal is forming the international network of BSOs, a larger part of the workshop will also deal with the planning and strategic development of this initiative, as each participant is cordially invited to contribute their wishes and ideas for the development of a network strategy.

The focus of study visits consist of the following topics:

  • Life-science, 
  • Food and agriculture,
  • Energy.  

 

SOON: COMPETENCE MAP FOR SMART SPECIALIZATIONS IN CENTRAL EUROPE

THE COMPETENCE MAP IS DESIGNED AS AN ICT TOOL THAT WILL ALLOW SMART SPECIALIZATIONS 
MONITORING, GRAPH VISUALIZATION OF KEY AREAS AND CORRELATIONS BETWEEN KEY ACTORS.
IT WILL CONSIST OF TECHNOLOGY TRENDS DATA BASES, S3 SERVICES AVAILABLE AND COMPLETE 
INFORMATION ON REGIONAL OBSERVATORIES COMPETENCES DEDICATED FOR ENTERPRISES.

Regional Observatories

- it is a network of entities that have different roles in the process of entrepreneurial discovery , the purpose of which is to provide different types of information on specific specializations for diversified audiences (institutions, local authorities, companies, R & D sector).


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Start Date

June 2017

End Date

May 2020

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