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”- 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)

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: Margherita Russo, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy


  • Roberta Capello, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Henning Kroll, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI
  • Francesco Pagliacci, University of Padova and CAPP Unimore, Italy
  • 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: Anna Giorgi, University of Milan, Italy - Leader of the EUSALP Action Group 1 representing Lombardy Region, Italy

  • Re-Search Alps, Francesco Guerra, Dipartimento di Ingegneria, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • S3-4AlpClusters, Michael Keller, School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg, HES-SO - University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland
  • R&I mapping in Western Balkans, Enric Fuster, Siris Academic
  • RIS3 priorities in EU regions, Pasquale Pavone, Capp-Unimore and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa, Italy

Discussants & Q&A

Ales Gnamus, Expert in energy, smart cities and engineering, Michaela Gensheimer, Senior Project Expert, ESPON EGTC; Baiba Liepa, Interact; Interventions by members of the EUSALP Action Group 1: Martina Hartl representing Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, Fabrizio Rovatti representing Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy; other interventions.

18.00-18.30 Conclusions & Future actions

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