Setting the scene

Charlina Vitcheva, Deputy Director General, JRC, European Commission
Visions for Open Innovation – Finding answers together at EU and regional levels
Maarit Palonen, Counsellor, Ministry of Education and Culture
Visions for research and regional innovation in multilevel governance settings – from regional to EU priorities
Rein Ahas, Tartu University and Mayor Urmas Klaas, Tartu City Government
Strategy and Governance in Tartu region

Programming and implementing RIS3 – lessons learnt and desiderata for the future

Jaume Carot, Member of the EUA Expert Group on RIS3; Vice-Rector of Research and Internationalisation, University of the Balearic Islands
“RIS3: The Spanish Experience”
Francesco Molinari, Polytechnic of Milano - “Thinking Smart Project: Supporting HEIs in RIS3”
Rector Jari Kuusisto, Rector of the University of Vaasa - “University of Vaasa”

The human factor in RIS3 – enhancing talent creation, attraction and retention

Jan Axelsson, Director of Collaboration and Valorization, Linköping University, Sweden
“Visual Sweden: A knowledge hub for R&D” and Video
Tanja Risikko, Director of Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius
“Biovalley: Combining the expertise in Chemistry, Bioeconomy and Mineral Economy” 
Frédéric Benhamou, Former Vice-President for Research & Innovation, Nantes University
“Territorial Connections - proposal for a European programme to work in favour of ecosystems” 

Co-creation and public outreach - embedding innovation ecosystems in society

Richard Davies
, Vice-Chancellor Swansea University
“Presentation on Bay Campus”
Kyösti Väkeväinen, Vice-President Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Vantaa and Johanna Juselius, Senior Advisor EU Affairs, Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council
"Helsinki Smart Region”
Kristjan Vassil, Vice Rector for Research, Tartu University   
“Presentation on public outreach activities of Tartu University”

Markku Markkula, First Vice-President of the Committee of the Regions
The Future EU Budget, the Role of RIS3 and the Shape of Post-2020 Policies for Research and Regional Innovation in Europe

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