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Connecting RIS3 to the city, a two way bridge

16 November 2016


First of a series of five thematic workshops that will run from now till 2018 under the umbrella of InFocus, which is a pioneering transnational network led by the city of Bilbao and funded by the URBACT programme. InFocus aims to boost the urban/metropolitan agenda on economic development by means of smart specialisation as overarching approach, while at the same time articulating better with RIS3 at regional level.

In this context, the Ostrava meeting can be seen as a first serious attempt to think about effective city to region articulation in relation to smart specialisation. By bringing together city practitioners, regional and national representatives in charge of RIS3 and experts, the aim of the workshop is gathering ideas, relevant pilots and initiatives in order to start shaping a facilitating framework for such an interaction and alignment between both scales the region and the city.  

The event is open to any interested participant, yet registration is mandatory and subject to final acceptance. Scoping note and agenda can be found at

For further information you may contact the local organization team, Katerina Bonito and Ondřej Dostál, Department of Strategic Development, City of Ostrava; or Miguel Rivas, the lead expert for the InFocus project