It is an instrument adopted by the European Union and conceived within the reformed cohesion policy of the European Commission, to improve and strengthen the effectiveness of public policies in favour of research and innovation. S3 helps the provincial administration to focus investments on the interventions defined as priorities in order to achieve the greatest possible impact on the local economy and social context, thus, there is a wide stakeholder involvement. The adoption of the S3 strategy was an essential condition for the use of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
The province of Trento approved a first strategy for 2014-2020 and, taking into account the results of the seven-year period, the evolution of technology and the provincial research system, it was updated until 2021-2027, as new challenges emerged from the Covid-19 pandemic.
This structure is
supported by Intellera Consulting and META Group, which are in charge of the S3
entrepreneurial discovery process in the province of Trentino. Through the
collaboration of Intellera Consulting and META Group, development opportunities
are compared in the following areas
Smart Specialisation Strategy's objectives
- Facilitate innovation supply and demand aggregation processes.
- Provide input to develop and implement S3 towards system evolutions and local needs, sharing priorities, proposals, and analysis.
- Encourage and promote the preparation of strategic projects in collaboration with enterprises, also with a view to participate in European and national research calls.
- Boost the entrepreneurial discovery process, addressing research and innovation support more effectively with a demand-driven policy targeted at specific (present and future) needs.
With the S3 Smart Specialization Strategy 2021 - 2027, the Autonomous Province of Trentino relaunches its development path to improve the quality of life of people who have chosen to live, to work, to study, or visit the region.