The future of SMART SPECIALIZATION paradigm

Lessons learned & way forward

Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

The future of SMART SPECIALIZATION paradigm

Lessons learned & way forward

Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

ABOUT THE EVENT

Thank everyone for your participation in our conference. The aim of this event was to present the different experiences and outcomes coming from smart specialization implementation and debate on the future of S3 concept in the post-COVID 19 reality, new challenges and new European policies that should be part of S3 concept. We hosted the representatives of EU member states – public administration and stakeholders coming from the business and science world. The video and the documents download are available at the bottom of this page.

AGENDA

10:00 – 10:10

Welcome & opening

  • Welcome – Robert Tomanek, Undersecretary of State,  Ministry of Economic Development, Labour and Technology
  • Introduction to the sessions – Beata Lubos, Director of the Innovation & Industrial Policy Department,   Ministry of Economic Development, Labour and Technology

10:10 – 11:40

Outcomes, lessons and reflections of smart specialization concept

  • Navigating to New Reality through European resilience and industrial transformation – Dominique Foray, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne – 45 min. Has the smart specialization concept fulfilled its role in the economic development of EU regions? Is there room for improvement? What is the biggest success? How did the concept evaluate? How does smart specialization concept fit to the post-COVID challenges and the industrial transition?
  • The future role of S3 and changes in the Cohesion Policy – Peter Berkowitz, DG REGIO, European Commission- 30 min. What are the new elements in the cohesion policy 2021-2027 with reference to the S3 concept? How can we better stimulate innovation through S3 in the EU-financed programmes? What should be the response of the S3 concept to the industrial and digital transition?

Q&A session – 15 min.

11:40 – 12:20

Future challenges and opportunities of smart specialization

  • How to change the world with S3? – Łukasz Marć, The World Bank – 10 min. How to measure the smart specialization impact (societal, environmental, economic)? How to capture the full benefits of investments in S3?
  • Mapping the future trends : signals, drivers and responses – Natalia Hatalska, Infuture Institute – 10 min. What are the current technological trends? What are their potential opportunities and implications for the growth and competitiveness?
  • Orientation towards the common good – contribution of S3 to Sustainable Development Goals – Monika Matusiak, Joint Research Centre, European Commission – 10 min. How to tackle sustainable development challenges in the context of technological change? How to encourage enterprises to promote sustainable growth in uncertain times of COVID-19 epidemic and beyond ?

Q&A session – 10 min.

Conclusion & closing

  • Reflections on the discussion & closing Beata Lubos, Director of the Innovation & Industrial Policy Department, Ministry of Economic Development, Labour and Technology
12:20 - 12:30

AGENDA

10:00 – 10:10

Welcome & opening

  • Welcome – Robert Tomanek, Undersecretary of State,  Ministry of Economic Development, Labour and Technology
  • Introduction to the sessions – Beata Lubos, Director of the Innovation & Industrial Policy Department, Ministry of Economic Development, Labour and Technology

10:10 – 11:40

Outcomes, lessons and reflections of smart specialization concept

  • Navigating to New Reality through European resilience and industrial transformation – Dominique Foray, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne – 45 min. Has the smart specialization concept fulfilled its role in the economic development of EU regions? Is there room for improvement? What is the biggest success? How did the concept evaluate? How does smart specialization concept fit to the post-COVID challenges and the industrial transition?
  • The future role of S3 and changes in the Cohesion Policy – Peter Berkowitz, DG REGIO, European Commission- 30 min. What are the new elements in the cohesion policy 2021-2027 with reference to the S3 concept? How can we better stimulate innovation through S3 in the EU-financed programmes? What should be the response of the S3 concept to the industrial and digital transition?

Q&A session – 15 min.

11:40 – 12:20

Future challenges and opportunities of smart specialization

  • How to change the world with S3? – Lukasz Marć, The World Bank – 10 min. How to measure the smart specialization impact (societal, environmental, economic)? How to capture the full benefits of investments in S3?
  • Mapping the future trends : signals, drivers and responses – Natalia Hatalska, Infuture Institute – 10 min. What are the current technological trends? What are their potential opportunities and implications for the growth and competitiveness?
  • Orientation towards the common good – contribution of S3 to Sustainable Development Goals – Monika Matusiak, Joint Research Centre, European Commission – 10 min. How to tackle sustainable development challenges in the context of technological change? How to encourage enterprises to promote sustainable growth in uncertain times of COVID-19 epidemic and beyond ?

Q&A session – 10 min.

12:20 – 12:30

Conclusion & closing

  • Reflections on the discussion & closing Beata Lubos, Director of the Innovation & Industrial Policy Department, Ministry of Economic Development, Labour and Technology
SPEAKERS

Beata Lubos

Ministry of Economic Development, Labour and Technology

Dominique Foray

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Peter Berkowitz

DG REGIO, European Commission

Łukasz Marć

The World Bank

Natalia Hatalska

Infuture Institute

Monika Matusiak

Joint Research Centre, European Commission

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