Workshop |
EUSALP Action Group 1

RIS3 in macro-regional strategies:
building a comparative framework to learn from other Regions

25 June 2019

Palazzo Lombardia

Sala Opportunità

Milan, Italy

Registration is required before 21st June.

The workshop "RIS3 in macro-regional strategies: building a comparative framework to learn from other regions" organized by the Action Group 1 – Eusalp on June, the 25th, in Milan hosted by Lombardy Region. The event will take place within the General States of Research and Innovation organized by the Lombardy Region.

This workshop, which takes place in the year of the EUSALP Italian Presidency, intends to contribute to better focalize future actions in the context of research and innovation in order to achieve the objectives indicated in the mission of EUSALP.


14.00 Welcome

Ermanno Boccalari, Lombardy Region - DG Research, Innovation, University, Export and Internationalization, Head of Unit Internationalization, Export and Promotion


“Questions to be addressed for designing an R&I macro-regional strategy”- Anna Giorgi, University of Milan, Italy - Leader of the EUSALP Action Group 1 representing Lombardy Region, Italy

14.30-16.00 Session 1 - Results on regions’ socioeconomic characteristics and critical issues with regard to the governance for R&I in a macro-regional perspective

Chair: Fabrizio Rovatti, Member of the EUSALP Action Group 1 representing Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy


  • Roberta Capello, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Henning Kroll, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI
  • Margherita Russo, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy – Member of the EUSALP Action Group 1 representing the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR)
  • Kadri Ukrainski, University of Tartu, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Economics and Business Administration


  • Alberto Bramanti, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy
  • Aldo Geuna, University of Turin, Italy
  • Mario Cervantes, OECD

Coffee break

16.15-18.00 Session 2 - Ongoing actions generated by R&I mapping and proposals/recommendations to the Regions towards new programming period

Chair: Martina Hartl, Member of the EUSALP Action Group 1 representing Austrian Federal Ministry of Ed- ucation, Science and Research, Austria

  • Re-Search Alps, Stefano Sala, University of Milan, Italy
  • S3-4AlpClusters, Michael Keller, School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg, HES-SO - University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland
  • RIS3 priorities in EU regions, Pasquale Pavone, Capp-Unimore and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa, Italy

Discussants & Q&A

Ales Gnamus, EC-JRC, Expert in energy, smart cities and engineering 21 , Michaela Gensheimer, ESPON EGTC, Senior Project Expert, Esa Kokkonen, The Baltic Institute of Finland, Director; Interventions by members of the EUSALP Action Group 1 and all participants.

18.00-18.30 Conclusions & Future actions

Marco Peronaci , Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, DG for the European Union - EUSALP Italian National Coordinator, Minister Plenipotentiary

Luca Marchesi, Lombardy Region, DG Environment and Climate – Deputy Head of Unit Environmental Evaluations and authorizations

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