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RISE high-level workshop on the impact of smart specialisation strategies on pockets of excellence and regional growth

The Workshop for the Smart Specialisation, under the title “RISE HIGH-LEVEL WORKSHOP ON THE IMPACT OF SMART SPECIALISATION STRATEGIES ON POCKETS OF EXCELLENCE AND REGIONAL GROWTH", was held on the 6th, 7th and 8th of October in the Foundation for Research & Technology in Heraklion.

On the 7th of October, the Commissioner for Regional Policy, Mrs. Corina Crețu, talked about the regional development and the role of Smart Specialisation. This was followed by speeches on relevant subjects delivered by the Alternate Minister for Research and Innovation, Mr. Fotakis, the Secretary General for Research and Technology, Mr. Maloutas, the Regional Governor of Crete, Mr. Arnaoutakis, and other experts.

On the 8th of October, experts from all over Europe (RISE high level group) discussed matters concerning RIS. Mr. Kokkinoplitis participated in this debate as an expert on RIS of the European Commission.

The conclusions of the Workshop will be announced soon.