The S3 Platform is an open environment where all the other systems and applications can cooperate. It has typical frontend features such as user authentication, administration management, and all data management features.
ONLINE-S3 will assess the available strategic planning methodologies that are applicable in the development, implementation and monitoring of Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialization (RIS3). Different methodologies will be identified and assessed for each of the six steps towards Smart Specialisation. The six steps are described in the RIS3 Guide and the RIS3 assessment wheel, developed by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. In ONLINE-S3, we will point out the most promising methodologies, document them, and transform them into digital tools.
ONLINE-S3 will offer online services, tools and applications which support the design and implementation of RIS3. These online services complement the existing S3 Platform of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. They are the digital counterpart of ONLINE-S3’s selected strategic planning methodologies, streamlining the development, implementation and monitoring of RIS3. The applications of ONLINE-S3 will be part of the ONLINE Platform for Smart Specialisation Policy Advice.
ONLINE-S3 will use innovative means to capture and integrate novel ‘real-time’ data (‘big-data’) into the S3 processes. To this end, it will make use of state-of-the-art web and social media monitoring tools which are useful in research and innovation policy making (trends in the regional economy or in global value chains present in the regional economy, input to foresight processes, strategic priorities, new business models, etc.). In this regard, data and sources of information to feed the platform and the policy advice services will be collected from institutional websites, RSS feeds, online databases, newsgroups and web forums, social networks data, web analytics, content management systems, measurement scoreboards, focus groups, and other online mechanisms for collaboration and policy co-design, and assessment.