EmpInno Monitor S3 realised its Final Conference

EmpInno Monitor S3 realised its Final Conference
Design more efficient innovation policy instruments with better RIS3 monitoring - Online Final Conference, 16 June 2021

Since 2016 the Interreg Baltic Sea Region projects EmpInno and EmpInno Monitor S3 supported partner regions in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden to foster the implementation and improvement of RIS3. This happened inter alia by providing diverse actors from strategy owners to strategy implementers with the needed resources to work with the RIS3 approach and by boosting cooperation with SMEs within and beyond the partner regions.

Video Presentation - The “EmpInno journey” from cooperation among SMEs to improving policy instruments, Dr. Lars Schieber, REM Consult

During the final conference the EmpInno Monitor S3 partner regions presented innovative methods, tools and concepts for RIS3 monitoring systems, and by doing so, giving good practices on how to Design more efficient innovation policy instruments to foster the improvement of RIS3 throughout the Baltic Sea Region:

Video Presentation of key results - Part I (Satakunta Region/FI - Lubelskie Voivodship/PL - Denmark/DK)

Video Presentation of key results - Part II (South-Savo Region/FI - Riga/LV - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern/DE - Tartu/EE)

With lively interactive discussions in three breakout sessions on the questions of HOW MIGHT WE

... ensure a smooth dialogue and create trust between S3 strategy implementers and owners and further stakeholders?

… develop and apply good digital tools for information from end-users in S3 monitoring systems? 

… define indicators and methods that are relevant, long-lasting and could be used across Europe?

and input from the Policy Area Coordinator Innovation of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region - Esa Kokkonen - we feel better prepared for the ongoing task of creating and maintaining innovation ecosystems based on sound monitoring of smart specialisation strategies.

Video Presentation - Summary of breakout sessions

Video Presentation - Esa Kokkonen, PAC Innovation

The partners would like to thank all participants and presenters for coming together and exchanging about RIS3 monitoring! We are looking forward to more exchange and cooperation in the near future!

COMING SOON! Please don't miss out the project outputs coming soon at with more detailed information on approaches for and recommendations on RIS3 monitoring systems.