WIRE X 2019 Week of Innovative Regions in Europe - 26-28th of June, Iasi, Romania - Explore, Create and Innovate in your region!

Dear WIRE 2019 participants,

Please find below some innovation related news,hope you find it useful for your activity at the beginning of 2019 autumn.

The Global Innovation Index (GII) 2019

The GII is a source of insight into the multidimensional facets of innovation-driven growth. Providing 80 detailed metrics for 129 economies in 2019, the GII has become one of the leading references for measuring an economy’s innovation performance. Moving into its 12th edition this year, the GII has evolved into a valuable benchmarking tool that can facilitate public-private dialogue and where policy-makers, business leaders, and other stakeholders can evaluate innovation progress on an annual basis.

Each year the GII presents a thematic component that tracks global innovation. In this year’s edition, it analyzes the medical innovation landscape of the next decade, looking at how technological and non-technological medical innovation will transform the delivery of healthcare worldwide. It also explores the role and dynamics of medical innovation as it shapes the future of healthcare, and the potential influence this may have on economic growth.

Download the Key Findings to learn about the seven main messages of the Global Innovation Index 2019.

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MOOC on how to design Smart Specialisation Strategies 2019

The Massive Open Online Course on Smart Specialisation Strategies developed by the BAK S3 Association will start on 7th of October 2019, and offers an overview of the concept and methods to design and apply smart specialisation strategies. Contrary to previous years, this year the course is exceptionally offered free of charge.

The lecturers Dominique Foray (EPFL) and Martin Eichler (BAK Economics) will use theories and case studies to explain the practice and implementation of a smart specialisation strategy during the 11 weeks of the course, attendance of the course entails every other week approximately one hour of presentations; in addition 30 minutes of exercises and two hour’s assignment. There are practical cases from the Basque country (in cooperation with Orkestra), Crete and Värmland. Kevin Morgan from the University of Cardiff takes part in the 2019 edition as well. This course is especially intended for public policymakers on the regional, national and international levels, in Europe, North America and Asia.

Course structure:

The MOOC is composed of five modules, each comprising four to five units. After each module assignment a peer reviewing process has to be done. Each of the participants will have to hand in the module assignment and will have to evaluate another peer’s assignment. Furthermore, in case studies policymakers and experts will be invited to present and share cases they have managed themselves or in which they have participated. Students and researchers will be invited to propose cases identified in the course of their research work.

Registration https://www.smartspecialisation.ch/massive-open-online-course/registration-mooc-iii-2019/

Boosting Innovation through standards - Your gateway to the market, 13 November 2019, Brussels

On 13 November 2019 at The Square, Brussels,CEN-CENELEC are organizing a major European Conference: Boosting Innovation Through Standards ('Your Gateway To The Market').

This is a high-level 1-day event with the intention to gather 350+ participants, predominantly from the research and innovation community to further strength interfaces and connections between innovators and researchers and the standardization community.

The overall aim of this engagement is boosting the uptake of innovation and research outcomes by the market, using standardization as enabler.

Participation in this conference is free of charge.

Further information: conference website

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North-East Regional Development Agency
Piatra Neamt, Romania, wire2019@adrnordest.ro
WIRE 2019 has been organised by North-East Regional Development Agency under the agenda of the Romanian EU Council Presidency 2019, with the support of the Ministry for Research and Innovation in Romania and cofinancing from European Commission, Directorate General for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020 Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation.