Project holder
Project status
1.10.2018 - 30.9.2021
Project website
Carinthia University of Applied Sciences
Other partners
Forschung Burgenland, bwcon GmbH, Fraunhofer IWU, Intellimech, ECIPA Nordest, Service and Training Agency of CNA, Krakow Technology Park, TECOS, Pannon Business Network, Croatian Chamber of Economy, KWF Kärntner Wirtschaftsförderungs Fonds, Regionalmanagement Burgenland, Wirtschaftsförderung Stuttgart, Saxon State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour & Transport, AFIL Associazione Fabbrica Intelligente Lombardia, Region of Veneto, Malopolska Region, Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy, IFKA Public Benefit Non Profit Ltd. for the Development of the Industry, National Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Craft (HR)
There is a high potential for transnational cooperation in central Europe to promote the bottom-up implementation of smart specialisation strategies (RIS3). But much of it remains unexploited. The S3HubsinCE project unleashes this potential by generating new transnational support structures. These will be based on connected “Digital Innovation Hubs” (DIH), creating stronger links between relevant stakeholders in the key technology priority areas, including advanced manufacturing and materials, ICT, nanotech, as well as biotech and medical devices.

Project description:

The project partnership will develop an innovation network of “RIS3 Champions” of central Europe. It will initiate a new generation of innovation networks, create a comprehensive “Digital Integration Toolkit” to enhance cooperation between partners from relevant institutions as well as develop joint strategies and action plans. The project will help relevant actors to better understand RIS3 needs and the role they play in their implementation. Moreover, it will create a novel method to design, manage and introduce innovation in the frame of smart specialisation strategies, applicable beyond participating regions.

TECOS's role:

TECOS will provide the implementation of developed technologies, knowledge and transnational policies into practice with designing an investment forum for providing SMEs with an entry point for obtaining financing for the digitalization of their business and acquiring all the necessary skills for establishing a functioning digital production.

Contact: Tomaž Sitar