Territorial Shared Agendas to accelerate Green and Digital Transitions with a focus on the role of Education Centers.
It is an initiative promoted by the Catalan Government, in the Framework of the Catalan Research and Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialisation, in order to engage 4-helix stakeholders with the Digital and Green Transitions.
An important challenge of SMEs is their digitalisation process and their difficulty to access to tailored solutions. Education Centres such as Vocational Education Centres or Universities have the talent, infrastructures and technological equipments to support SMEs digitalisation, while through a Shared Agendas approach, Education Centres can engage with their local environment and common challenges. The strategy of the Education centres will focus on: a) Identify the challenges of the territory to work on. b) Work on the challenges defined, focusing on one phase of the solution: understand the global challenge, identify problems and opportunities the challenge offers, in-depth work of the problems to be faced, develop solutions for the challenge such as prototypes. The main stakeholders and beneficiaries of the practice are SMEs but also public administration and civil society since solutions delivered by Education Centres can improve circularity and reduce waste.

Resources needed

Not defined yet.

Evidence of success

The Shared Agendas have created an engagement between Education Centres and the local Business network towards a sustainable digitalisation.

Difficulties encountered

- Focus on challenges since they can be treated from different perspectives.
- More networking from differents Education centres.
- Better monitoring of the follow-up of the projects.

Potential for learning or transfer

The approach of involving Education Centres in Shared Agendas can be scaled to any other regions.
Main institution
Regional Government of Cataluña
Cataluña, Spain (España)
Start Date
January 2020
End Date


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