The RIS3 Strategy
The main tool to launch an innovative ecosystem and develop knowledge-based competitiveness
The Smart Specialisation Strategy (RIS3) defines important areas for the region’s development and identifies what needs to be done to make these areas even more beneficial to the given region. At the same time, it is used to efficiently finance activities (from European, national, and regional sources) aimed at improving the Czech Republic’s competitiveness, mainly through strengthening research and innovation capacities within areas of the economy that have been defined as being promising.
For the Czech Republic, one strategic document is the National RIS3 Strategy. In each region, it is implemented through regional RIS3 strategies that take into account the specific qualities of the local innovation ecosystem and the region’s specialisations within the economy, and refine the priority areas that have been set at the national level.
The RIS3 Strategy for the Central Bohemian Region
It presents a long-term plan to improve the Central Bohemian Region’s competitiveness, a plan that is based on innovation and the use of research capacities to promote economic growth. The purpose of the RIS3 Strategy of the Central Bohemian Region (2014) is to create suitable conditions and environments for the development of entrepreneurship based on innovation and high added value. This objective will be pursued through specific interventions and projects in Key Areas of Change.
The key areas of change and priority fields in the RIS3 Strategy
The Action Plan for the RIS3 Strategy for 2017-2018
The Action Plan represents a set of project plans, interventions and measures implemented or planned to be implemented by the region through the Central Bohemian Innovation Centre (SIC) and additional projects from other entities active within the regional innovation ecosystem (research organisations, educational entities, companies, municipalities) in 2017-2018. A common characteristic of the projects is their linkage to the priority areas and strategic objectives that have been defined by the approved regional RIS3. The main goals of this document are to ensure that the RIS3 strategy is implemented, its objectives are transferred into practice, and the goals defined within the strategy are fulfilled.