Experiments

Central Macedonia Region’s Gender Equality Plan

Issue addressed:

Under-representation affects women participation in STEM science and marks out social exclusion. This can be translated to the R&I management staff in academic and industrial sectors where women are also under-represented.

Addressing Gender Equality issues, the plan developed as part of the experiment will address issues contributing to gender inequality (practices which inhibit equal access and opportunities for woman) drawing on experience related to under-represented minorities and disabled people.

Measures:

Territorial Experiments are due to begin in August 2020.

Solution:

Results will be available in year 3 of the project.

Emilia Romagna: inserting RRI in RIS3

Issue addressed:

Using Science Education and Public engagement, the region of Emilia Romagna expects to develop a methodology on how to include RRI keys in the formulation of its regional strategy for research and innovation – RIS3.

With science education, the region will join up research and training policies to understand how certain professional profiles can be attracted to enhance training actors in the process of defining and monitoring RIS3.

With public engagement, the region will create a procedure that allows the opening up of RIS3 phases (design to monitoring) to social stakeholders allowing stable dialogue with civil society and the people they represent.

Measures:

Territorial Experiments are due to begin in August 2020.

Solution:

Results will be available in year 3 of the project.

Trondelag: establishing permanent dialogue

Issue addressed:

Trondelag’s sparsely populated areas will be addressed by the introduction of territorial RRI aiming to bridge the gap between the areas and Trondheim – a knowledge intensive town with Norway’s largest university (NTNU).

The experiment seeks to establish a permanent dialogue between Trondelag region local business parks and the University (NTNU).

Measures:

Territorial Experiments are due to begin in August 2020.

Solution:

Results will be available in year 3 of the project.

North East-Romania: developing a consultative tool for agenda setting in local mountain communities

Issue addressed:

North East Romania’s disposes of significant mountain area populations, which have their own specific needs and assets. The experiment seeks to develop and adopt a local consultative tool that allows agenda setting at the local level with the assistance of a platform for innovation brokerage between local innovators and facilitators.

Measures:

Territorial Experiments are due to begin in August 2020.

Solution:

Results will be available in year 3 of the project.

Municipality of Gabrovo: engaging the public in a plan for innovation

Issue addressed:

Gabrovo’s innovation eco-system lacks public engagement regarding S3 implementation. This leads to insufficient knowledge and weak initiatives of the local businesses for active use of the available funding opportunities.

The territorial experiment will consider how to implement concrete measures to support the Municipal Public Engagement Plan. This will strengthen the public engagement with the local Smart Specialisation Strategy, being currently in construction.

 
Measures:

Territorial Experiments are due to begin in August 2020.

Solution:

Results will be available in year 3 of the project.