JRC News

  1. 16 Mar 2016

    The 1st SMARTER Conference on Smart Specialisation and Territorial Development will take place in Seville on Sept 28-30 aiming to take stock of the smart specialisation experience and assess its current state of the art both in terms of conceptual developments and practical implementation.

  2. 3 Mar 2016

    Stairway to Excellence (S2E) is calling for contributions to be presented at the forthcoming S2E national events or the final S2E conference.

  3. 28 Jan 2016

    Seville, Rotterdam, Brno and Reggio Emilia will be the first four European cities to peer-review their cities' integrated urban development strategies. They will use the methodology developed by the Joint Research Centre for research and innovation Smart Specialisation strategies.

  4. 31 Jul 2014

    The Commission has launched a new activity within the Smart Specialisation Platform (S3P) in order to support regions and countries that joined the EU since 2004 to develop and exploit the synergies between Horizon 2020 (H2020) and European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF).

  5. 16 May 2013

    A high-level event in Bratislava, co-organised by the European Commission and the Government of the Slovak Republic, today launched six scientific clusters to support economic development in the Danube Region. The six clusters will focus on: water; land & soil; bio-energy; air; data exchange & harmonisation; and smart specialisation.  They will provide scientific evidence to support the Danube Strategy, and will also serve to foster scientific cooperation across the region. The launch event today was attended amongst others by the Slovak Prime Minister H.E. Robert Fico and the Vice President of the European Commission, Maroš Šefčovič.

  6. 25 Apr 2013

    In the framework of the European Forum of Science and Industry, the JRC has co-organised today a roundtable with the Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry on the scientific support to Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) and innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

  7. 14 Feb 2013

    The bioeconomy is currently estimated to be worth €2 trillion and to account for 22 million jobs in the European Union. It has the potential to add one full time equivalent job for every €35 000 invested in research and innovation by 2020. The bioeconomy observatory, launched today by European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, will gather data to follow the evolution of markets and to map EU, national and regional bioeconomy policies, research and innovation capacities and the scale of related public and private investments. Through the coordination of this observatory, the JRC will help map progress and measure the impact of the European Commission's bioeconomy strategy.

  8. 12 Oct 2012

    The European Commission has launched a public consultation on "European Metrology Research Programme under Horizon 2020". All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from companies, organisations and researchers active in metrology research and its application.