Our specific objectives:
- To promote knowledge creation and exchange among S3 agents (HEIs, VET providers, business sector, public sector and society in general) of several European regions, in order to strengthen the evidence base for the design and implementation of regional smart specialisation strategies, and to provide tools for its monitoring.
- To foster corporate social responsibility and the transition to more sustainable business models, by developing training material based on best practices, building analysis tools for companies, and identifying and providing the skills required by company managers to drive the transition.
- To stimulate entrepreneurial attitudes, mind-sets, and skills among the participant actors of regional innovation ecosystems, with a particular emphasis on HE and VET students, and to address this entrepreneurship to the challenges of the sustainable transition.
- To generate communication structures to foster interaction within regions and among them, quickly communicating the generated knowledge and projecting it towards the rest of European regions.
Our general objective is to set-up a scheme of cooperation and flow of knowledge among the main actors of smart specialization strategies (HEIs, VET providers, the public sector, the business sector, and the broader society) in European regions pioneering the introduction of sustainability in their strategies, to ensure the provision of the skills, tools and attitudes required for an effective transition to sustainable strategies, setting a model for other regions to follow.