This forum aims, on the one hand, to explore the next steps in regional smart specialisation strategies through sharing experiences and challenges among key actors from the public, private and university sectors in the Basque Country and Wales.
On the other hand, it aims to forge strategic research and innovation partnerships that will accelerate the transition to Industry 4.0 (and beyond) among SMEs in the context of the Basque and Welsh smart specialisation strategies.
Organised by Orkestra and the University of Cardiff, this event will provide a space for sharing experiences, challenges and knowledge among key actors from the public, private and research sectors in the Basque Country and Wales.
- Javier Zarraonandia, Deputy Minister for Industry. Basque Government.
Where are we in the Basque Country and what is next in RIS3?
- James Wilson, Research Director at Orkestra: Presentation of ‘Playing the Long Game: Experimenting Smart Specialisation the Basque Country 2016-2019’
- Kevin Morgan, Professor of Governance and Development and Dean of Engagement at Cardiff University: Where are smart specialisation strategies headed next?
Panel and facilitated discussion focused on sharing key learnings from the Basque-Welsh dialogues taking place over the previous days. An aim is to identify collaborative actions that could be taken forward in the context of the Basque and Welsh smart specialisation strategies.
Garate Room. Deusto University (Bilbao Campus).
- Mikel Antón, European Affairs Director at the Basque Government.
Previous registration is required to attend the event.