RIS4DANU Flagship Conference for Peer Exchange

The RIS4Danu „Vienna Conference“ brought together representatives from all 11 project regions, the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC), site owners and some of the leading figures from the Smart Specialisation policy community. The conference featured a keynote by Prof. Dominique Foray, an introduction to the RIS4Danu Sustainable S3 Concept, including an adapted Entrepreneurial Discovery Process (EDP), a reflection on first results of the analysis of the project regions and a Policy Forum including information about relevant initiatives and programs. A fully day of insightful and inspiring presentations was followed by visits to two revitalised industrial sites in Lower Austria, Zukunftspark+ Tulln and Donau Gewerbepark Krems.

See the below programme including the most relevant presentations. A conference report can be found here: RIS4Danu_Vienna Converence_Report

Programe, “Vienna Conference”, 20-21 September 2022, in Vienna & Lower Austria

Day 1, 20th September 2022
Location: Hotel ROOMZ Vienna Prater, Rothschildpl. 2, 1020 Vienna

09:00 Welcome and Introduction

Key Note: Smart Specialisation and Sustainability Transition

Prof. Dominique Foray, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Q&A / Discussion
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10:00 Presentation of the RIS4Danu Concept: Revitalization of Industrial Sites and Green Regional Restructuring,

Prof. Michaela Trippl, University of Vienna
Q&A / Discussion
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10:30 Coffee Break & Networking

Session I: Pilot Regions

Presentation offirst results of the analysis of the individual pilot regions,
University of Vienna and input & feedback from the regional representatives

12.30 Business Lunch

Session II: Selection of Sites

Moderated Q&A Session
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14:30 Session III:Entrepreneurial Discovery Workshops – Common Understanding

Presentation of approach, Michael Keller and Martin Eichler, BAK S3A, and discussion with regional representatives
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15:00 Coffee Break & Networking

Session IV: Policy Forum

15:30 Introduction to the purpose and objectives of the Policy Forum,
Mateja Dermastia, ANTEJA ECG
15:40 What to expect from relevant European initiatives and programmes for possible funding, Johan Stierna, Joint Research Centre of the European Commission
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16:00 A panorama of funding opportunities in Europe, Lucia Seel, Anteja ECG
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16:10 Interactive discussion with the participants for better understanding the funding needs and existing/needed knowledge, moderated by Lucia Seel, Anteja ECG

17:00 End of Day 1
19:00 Dinner at

Day 2, 21st September 2022

08:45 Departure from Hotel ROOMZ Vienna Prater, Rothschildpl. 2, 1020 Vienna
Bus transfer to Tulln

09:45 – 11:45 Visit of
Zukunftspark+ Tulln, Königstetter Straße 128-134, 3430 Tulln

Franz Wöss (Zukunftspark GmbH, representative private investor) + visit of the site
Robert Gutscher (City Tulln),

Angelika Weiler (ecoplus, Technopol Tulln)

12:00 Bus transfer to Krems

12:30 – 13:30 Business Lunch in Krems

13:30 – ca.16:00 Visit of
Donau Gewerbepark Krems

Roland Zellhofer (ecoplus, Project Manager Business Parks, Chief Executive Donau Gewerbepark Krems GmbH),
Martin Schicklmüller (ecoplus, Project Manager Investor Services)
Ecological location development

16:30 Dinner at Heuriger Müllner, Stadtgraben 5, Krems an der Donau
19:00 Bus transfer to Vienna
20:00 Arrival in Vienna, Hotel Rooms