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Regional Strategy for Research and Innovation for Smart Specialisation (RIS3)

Policy Document
Estrategia Regional de Investigación e Innovación 2014-2020 (RIS3)
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The Regional Strategy for Research and Innovation for Smart Specialisation (RIS3) of the Community of Madrid is a gateway to the resources within the ERDF Regional Operational Programme 2014-2020. These will be framed within the objectives and thematic prioritisation set by RIS3.

Its aim is to make a more effective use of existing knowledge resources in the region to use them for the production network and increase the number of innovative companies. The economic strategy of the Community of Madrid pursues fiscal consolidation with an action aimed at stimulating growth and employment. In this context, the promotion of R+D+i is shown as one of the main activities to provide operators the essential elements for growth and employment.

The strategy has been prepared by the Economics, Statistics and Technological Innovation Office of the Ministry of Economy and Finance and the Universities and Research General Office under the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, in collaboration with other General Offices of the Community of Madrid. Contains a SWOT analysis of the Community, for which he has received various stakeholders in the government, enterprise and universities. This analysis has been the basis for the choice of technological areas that are going to be proritised over the next seven years, by the regional administration. As well as, it also includes the tools and measures that are intended to enhance these areas in the coming years to achieve the objectives.

The technological areas are:

  • Science: Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials, Industrial Technology and Space;
  • Health, Biotechnology, Water and Agri-Food;
  • Energy, Environment and Transport (including Aeronautics); and
  • Information Technology and Communications.
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