Factsheet: S3 Platform

S3 Platform

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Smart Specialisation Platform
The S3 Platform assists EU countries and regions to develop, implement and review their Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3). Established in 2011 following the Communication 'Regional Policy contributing to smart growth in Europe 2020', the role of the S3 Platform is to provide information, methodologies, expertise and advice to national and regional policy makers, as well as promote mutual learning, trans-national co-operation and contribute to academic debates around the concept of smart specialisation. Registration on the S3 Platform is open to regional and national administrations of EU, candidate and neighbouring countries. The S3 Platform is hosted by the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) in Seville, part of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre.
Provide professional advice to EU Member States and regions for the design of their innovation strategies for smart specialisation. The S3 Platform supports the implementation of the EU's KETs strategy in encouraging and monitoring the industrial deployment of KETs along the value chain. Industrial biotechnology is one of the EU's KETs.


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