On March 1st a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Monitoring  Smart Specialisation starts. The MOOC is developed by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC), to which our Beyond EDP project partner Fundecyt-PCTEX has contributed through the monitoring working group.

About this course

Research and innovation are crucial for meeting the socio-economic challenges of our times. This is why they are at the centre of the European Union strategy and its Cohesion policy. Indeed, countries and regions have designed a Research and Innovation strategy for Smart Specialisation (RIS3) to guide public investment in the coming years. To check whether their policies, investment decisions and projects are delivering, regions and countries need an effective monitoring system, and this course aims at supporting this process. This MOOC, organised by the  Joint Research Center (JRC), answers some of the key questions related to monitoring RIS3, addressing conceptual, policy and empirical aspects.

Best practice: Northern Netherlands Innovation Monitor

The Northern Netherlands Innovation Monitor from project partner Northern Netherlands Alliance (SNN) will be used as a best practice during this course. The Innovation Monitor is a strategic collaboration between SNN and the University of Groningen. Aim of the monitor is to map and analyse innovation activities, investments and results of SMEs in the region. More information on the Northern Netherlands Innovation Monitor can be found here. The brochure can also be found in the BeyondEDP library

Register now

For more information about the MOOC and how to register for this course, please go to the JRC Website