The next BEYOND EDP project partners’ meeting will take place on 12th-14th of September, 2017 in Lodz (Lodzkie Region/Poland). During the first day, “the Regional Innovation Strategy for Lodzkie Region – LORIS 2030” will be peer-reviewed. On the secondary day, workshops: “EDP management during the implementation phase of RIS3” and “EDP as a mean to get the rifht policy mix to improve RIS3” are planned. During the last day, we are going to summarize our thoughts and to discuss the conclusions on the EDP method in the context of LORIS 2030.