Smart Specialization in Robotics session at EU Week of Regions and Cities

By August 27, 2020Uncategorized

Most of the developing regions struggle to find out proper innovation instruments that could enhance the so-called entrepreneurial discovery process behind the Smart Specialisation concept in Robotics. RobotUnion consortium believes that the processes and methodologies used within the project at the pan-European level can generate a spillover effect for European regions too, leveraging from the ‘European Structural and Investment Funds’. 

That is why the RobotUnion partners have decided to share their experience during the European Week of Regions and Cities and organize the Q&A:  

Regional smart specialization: Robotics” under the “Cohesion and Cooperation” topic that will take place on the 13th of October 2020 from 16:00-17:00.  

During the workshop FundingBox, Mobile World Capital Barcelona, Invest in Odense, and MADE will share insights on how to boost the regional investment strategy by including the smart specialization in Robotics and how to implement it together with the participation of SMEs (Open Calls) and DIHs concepts. That methodology will be based on the market adoption of the RobotUnion project as a possible innovation instrument both for ‘Smart Specialisation Strategies’ and Traditional Accelerators.  

On top of that two RobotUnion consortium members with strong involvement in regional strategies will share their experience: 

Izabela Zrazińska, Project Manager at RobotUnion and Jakub Kruszelnicki, Technology Transfer Expert, from FundingBox a community with over 16.500 subscribers where makers, entrepreneurs, and innovators meet, interact and collaborate to build growth connections and win equity-free funding to catalyse their growth. 

Martyna Waliszewska, Junior Investment Manager at Invest in Odense, a region involved in the RobotUnion project that has really embraced and prioritized robotics as an investment and development subject locally through the creation of the robotics cluster Odense Robotics will share the success story of their region. 

Merete Nørby, International Senior Consultant at MADE recognized by the EC as an Industry 4.0 landmark national initiative and a pioneer Digital Innovation Hub initiative which leads the future adoption of the program by European Regions under their Smart Specialization Strategies. 

At the end of the session, there will be an interactive Q&A session with the public moderated by Marta Portalés from Mobile World Capital Barcelona. 

HOW TO REGISTER for the session? 

  1. To register for the sessions organized during the event, you need first to sign in with your EU Login or create an account. 
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  3. Click “Add session“.  

About the European Week of Regions and Cities: 

The European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance. 

This year, the European Week of Regions and Cities will spread over three consecutive weeks in October, each dedicated to one timely topic: 

  • 5-9 October: Empowering Citizens, 
  • 12-16 October: Cohesion and cooperation, 
  • 19-22 October: Green Europe, in cooperation with the Green Week. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the related health and safety measures, the majority of the 500 sessions will be in a fully digital format. Among the exceptions are key events and workshops requiring interpretation, which are going to be organized in a hybrid format (online with a limited physical presence). Some events such as exhibitions and regional tastings can be either digital or physical

See the full programme here.

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