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

By August 27, 2020Uncategorized

Most developing regions struggle to find innovation instruments that enhance the so-called “entrepreneurial discovery process” behind the Smart Specialisation, a 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’. 

For this reason, RobotUnion partners have decided to share their experience during the European Week of Regions and Cities and organize a 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: 1)boost the regional investment strategy by including the smart specialization in Robotics, and 2)implement it together with the participation of SMEs (through Open Calls) and DIHs concepts. The methodology is 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; which is involved with RobotUnion on a project where they embraced and prioritized robotics as an investment and important development in a region. To spread the importance of the matter, they created a robotics cluster, Odense Robotics. She will share with us the success story.

Merete Nørby, International Senior Consultant at MADE; which is a Industry 4.0 landmark (recognized by the EC), a national initiative, and a pioneering Digital Innovation Hub. Their leading position in the industry, will allow them to adopt the program, supported by European Regions, under their Smart Specialization Strategies. 

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

HOW TO REGISTER for the session? 

  1. To register for the sessions of the event, you need to sign in with your EU Login or create an account. 
  2. Enter the link:https://europa.eu/regions-and-cities/programme/sessions/1368_en  
  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 in which cities and regions exhibit their capability to: grow and create jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of good European governance at the local and regional level.

On this year, the event will spread over three consecutive weeks in October, each week will be 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 COVID-19 health and safety measures, most of the 500 sessions will be held digitally. However, key events and workshops that require interpretation, will take place on a hybrid format (online and limited physical presence). Events like – exhibitions and regional tastings, can be attended digitally or physically

See the full programme here.

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