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Field experience as a RIS3 expert - by Christian SAUBLENS 2014.04.25.

Being an external expert for the validation of the RIS3 process and advising the organisation in charge of the design of the RIS3 is an interesting and exciting task. Indeed, it allows one to offer outside views on its design and its content and to advise where to look at in order to find inspiration for doing things differently. It also allows taking part in brainstorming exercises to overcome bottlenecks. I had the privilege to work with the Canary Islands (ES) and Nord-Pas-de-Calais (FR).

KNOW-HUB Training in Bilbao 2014.04.15.

Regional Innovation Policy in practice
Training Session for policy makers and practitioners
1-2 April 2014

Business Model Innovation: When the Game Gets Tough, Change the Game by Boston Consulting Group 2014.04.04.

Business model innovation (BMI) means more than a brilliant insight coming at the right place and the right time. To confer a reliable competitive advantage, BMI must be systematically cultivated, sufficiently supported, and explicitly managed. In this paper, Boston Consulting Group argue that BMI is highly relevant in the current business environment, describe some of the circumstances in which BMI has proved valuable, identify common pitfalls, and discuss how companies can develop a competitive capability in BMI.

5 Steps to Smarter Specialisation 2014.03.28.

A briefing note by the Science|Business Innovation Board AISBL on innovation investments to be made under the European Commission’s new cohesion policy

RIS3 in practice: 3 European regions demonstrate how it can be done 2014.03.27.

On March 20th, the regions of Catalonia (ES), Skåne (SE) and Aquitaine (FR) have shown what "Smart Specialisation Strategies" really means in practice. The regions were invited by the Cabinet of Commissioner Hahn to present their strategies to the Commission, as they are considered as leading lights for other regions on how they can create their smart specialisation strategies.

Business service sector 2014.04.30.

Business Services will play a central role in the reindustrialization of Europe, both through the provision of innovative and productive services to other firms, and through the servitization of manufacturing.


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