EARTO Organises Two Events on RTOs & Smart Specialisation
On 15 October, EARTO organised two events in Brussels on the topic of RTOs and smart specialisation strategies.
In the morning, EARTO in collaboration with ERRIN held a High-Level Debate on "How can regional Smart Specialisation Strategies support innovation ecosystems & value-chains?" in the frame of the OPEN DAYS.
In addition to ERRIN and Philips, the event's panel featured Markku Markkula, President of the Committee of the Regions, Lambert van Nistelrooij, Member of the European Parliament and Heads of Unit from DG JRC, DG REGIO and DG Connect. A report will soon be published on the OPEN DAYS website. Presentations of panellists are available here.
Following this session, EARTO and the EC Joint Research Centre (JRC) held a joint event to present the JRC Policy Brief on RTOs and Smart Specialisation written by Prof. David Charles from Lincoln University and Katerina Ciampi-Stancova from JRC IPTS Smart Specialisation Platform with input from the EARTO WG Structural Funds Experts. The event's presentations can be found here.