Beyond EDP Final Conference
Thu December 10 2020, from 10:00 am
The conference has a practical content oriented to provide useful advice to regional economic practitioners. Avoiding giving too much information, it will provide just three practical lessons learnt co-created by the participants in the following aspects of regional innovation strategies:

- The continuous Entrepreneurial Discovery Process

- Role of the Governance

- Stakeholders involvement

- Transnational territorial cooperation
Registrations are closed

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  • Thursday
    Dec 10
  • 9:30amVirtual welcome coffee for registration
  • 10:00amWelcome and opening of the conference
  • 10:30amQ&A Session
  • 10:40amLessons learnt from BeyondEDP project: Matrix governance
  • 10:55amTask force outcomes
  • 11:10amWorkshops
  • 11:55amRecap / feedback from the workshops
  • 12:10pm
    12:30pm
    Conclusions: the way forward

Event details

Scope of the conference
Seven years of implementation of smart specialisation strategies have demonstrated that EDP is the cornerstone of efficiently implemented strategies.
Considering the need for actions for economic recovery, with the new operational programming period in mind, the conference will analyse in detail how to develop better strategies to accomplish the enabling conditions. It will provide helpful operative outcomes that could be replicated in other territories. The conference will provide practical lessons to improve the entrepreneurial discovery process. Special emphasis will be given to governance of regional innovation ecosystems to involve all regional economic stakeholders to mobilise all the resources for the economic recovery after the COVID-19 crisis.
 
Content
The conference has a practical content oriented to provide useful advice to regional economic practitioners. Avoiding giving too much information, it will provide just three practical lessons learnt co-created by the participants in the following aspects of regional innovation strategies:
  • The continuous entrepreneurial discovery process
  • Role of the Governance
  • Stakeholders involvement
  • Transnational territorial cooperation 
Regions are the engines of Europe’s economy and they have a crucial role in the economic recovery. Participants will learn of the practical lessons learnt by the BeyondEDP project from qualified experts working in regional governments, Development Agencies, universities, and other representatives from regions.
 
Beyond EDP project
Financed by the Interreg Europe Programme, the aim of the Beyond EDP project was to provide substance, guidance and practical support to operationalise the concept of Entrepreneurial Discovery Process. It did so through a mix of external experts combined with the mutual learning of several regions to share the practice-orientated activities guided by several peer reviews. The project developed valuable results that are useful to actors in different regional contexts. It did this by strengthening the analytical underpinnings of the entrepreneurial discovery process and valuable advice for policy-makers that it is going to be communicated in the final conference of the project.