Phase 1: Governance
Allows RIS3 managers to create visually attractive infographics to present the strategy’s vision.
Invite RIS3 stakeholders to use online deliberation functionalities specifically tailored for EDP.
Debate at a glance
Enables participatory deliberation using functionality like argument mapping software.
Legal & administrative framework
Provides an overview of ERDF regulations and EU processes of selecting and funding projects.
Phase 2: Analysis of context
Regional assets mapping
A comprehensive and up-to-date mapping of the key regional assets.
Research infrastructure mapping
A comprehensive and up-to-date mapping of the existing and planned research infrastructures across the EU regions.
Clusters, incubators & innovation ecosystem mapping
Defining the framework, concepts and categories for mapping the innovation ecosystem of each region.
Compare the performance of a region with regions that are structurally similar.
Regional scientific production profile
Production of ‘scientific profiles’ for regions based on Web of Science (WoS) data, Scopus and Google Scholar data.
Technological and economic indexes for understanding the position of regional activities in global value chains
Analysis of regional strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats is a key starting point for applying more elaborate RIS3 methods.
Phase 3: Strategy formulation
Collaborative vision building
Tailored online guidelines on the necessary additional steps to arrive at a shared vision for regional smart specialisation strategy.
Creates different scenarios to illustrate visions of possible future or aspects of possible future.
Delphi – Foresight
Delphi is the most emblematic Foresight or future studies method. The method makes the data collection and analyses faster and easier.
Phase 4: Priority setting
EDP focus groups
Supports focus groups of stakeholders and business leaders involved in the EDP process, and the communication of conclusions about the opportunities emerged by the l assl and national authorities.
Detects possible industry segments in which regions present increased extroversion, in terms of exports, attraction of FDI, or other forms of regional openness.
Related variety analysis
Calculates the Related/Unrelated variety entropy indexes. It will compare 2-digit and 5-digit sector shares (%) and will estimate the entropy index for regions.
Phase 5: Policy mix
Allows to identify if different policy measures are coherent with the vision and objectives of the region.
Action plan co-design
Co-design is a well-established approach in the process of creation, particularly within the public sector.
Provides a framework for using different budgeting methods (incremental, zero budgeting) to capture the funding dimension.
State aid law compliance for implementation
Aims at constraining the funding possibilities of public authorities to sustain competition within the internal market.
Enable RIS3 stakeholders to assess calls for projects under SF operational programmes that are made by regional authorities.
Online visualisation tool that teases out information about regional technological trends using grant data.
Open data tool
Data repository that allows for a finely grained tracking of projects and initiatives implemented in each region with a link to respective S3 priorities.
Phase 6: Monitoring & evaluation
Collects and processes information about the achievement of expected results and the degree of implementation of policy measures.
Definition of output and result indicators
Output and result indicators constitute an essential part of RIS3 monitoring and evaluation.
Ensures that the activities are in line with its vision and strategy, and monitors the performance against strategic goals.
Beneficiaries and end users’ satisfaction online survey
Enables the collection of micro data directly from the beneficiaries and ‘end-users’ of public policies implemented through S3.
Social media analysis
Offers simple indicators on the overall RIS3 process by using data coming from social media, such as Twitter or Google trends.