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Invitation to our Final Conference 16th June

Invitation to our Final Conference 16th June

Design more efficient innovation policy instruments with better RIS3 monitoring

When: 16th June 2021, 9.30 - 12.00 (CET)

Where: Via Zoom (originally in Riga/Latvia)    

Registration: please register by clicking this link.

A link to the conference room will be send to your registered email address prior to the conference. The attendance is free of charge. For more information on conference programme please scroll down.

Being equipped with improved and more realistic, fine-grained RIS3 monitoring systems, regions in the Baltic Sea Region can better assess and adjust their innovation policy instruments. This leads to higher efficiency and effectiveness of the innovation policies and finally a more innovative Baltic Sea Region.

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.

The project partners want to exchange and discuss with you how more efficient innovation policies can be designed with the help of better RIS3 monitoring systems. Therefore, EmpInno Monitor S3 invites all interested stakeholders of the Innovation Ecosystem of the Baltic Sea Region to attend the projects’ final conference on 16th June 2021.

Conference programme

(For a PDF-version of the conference programme please click here)

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

09.30 – 09.45 Technical Arrival, Welcome, Introduction    
        Ilgvars Francis, Riga Planning Region, Digital Host
        Gert Proba, Rostock Business, Lead Partner
        Lars Schieber, REM Consult, Moderator

09.45 – 10.00 Setting the stage – Rationale, aims and the reason why we are here
        Lars Schieber, REM Consult

10.00 – 10.15 Motivation – Key learning points of regional partner activities and results 1
        Satakunta Region/FI
        Lubelskie Voivodship/PL
        Denmark/DK

10.15 – 10.45 Your voice – Interactive small groups/breakout rooms with the audience

       HOW MIGHT WE…

       1.     … ensure a smooth dialogue and create trust between S3 strategy implementers and
         owners and further stakeholders? Facilitated by Aase Højlund Nielsen/Danish Design Centre

        2.     … develop and apply good digital tools for information from end-users in S3 monitoring
         systems? Facilitated by Vaido Mikheim/Tartu Science Park

        3.     … define indicators and methods that are relevant, long-lasting and could be used across
         Europe? Facilitated by Lars Schieber/REM Consult

10.45 – 11.00 Break

11.00 – 11.15 Bridging – back in the plenary – experiences and intermezzo       

11.15 – 11.35 Motivation – Key learning points of regional partner activities and results 2

        South-Savo Region/FI
        Riga - Latvia/LV
        Mecklenburg-Vorpommern/DE
        Tartu - Estonia/EE

11.35 – 11.55 Beyond us – external perspective and status of RIS3 Monitoring and/or future S3     
       developments, innovation ecosystems, and policy instruments
        Esa Kokkonen/The Baltic Institute of Finland - Coordinator Policy Area Innovation EUSBSR

11.55 – 12.00 Wrap-up and final words
        Lars Schieber, REM Consult, Moderator
        Ilgvars Francis, Riga Planning Region, Digital Host
        Gert Proba, Rostock Business, Lead Partner  

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