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EIT FOOD RIS3 GUIDEBOOK – A call to action for agrifood policymakers and doers

How to make food system in your region more innovative and sustainable? How to unlock the potential of agrifood sector through smart specialisation strategies?

Download the EIT Food RIS3 Guidebook and learn about the most efficient ways of aligning regional strategies with EU agrifood policy frameworks.


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In March 2000, the European Union set itself the ambitious goal to become, by 2010, "the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world", what has become known as the Lisbon strategy. It took several policy cycles regarding innovation until a paradigm shift was made through the concept of Research an Innovation Smart Specialisation Strategies (RIS3) and started the development of new concepts, to reach the todays policy maturity stage.

  • How to engage various stakeholders in designing the RIS3?
  • What are the most efficient tools to implement RIS3 in agrifood sector?
  • What are the best examples of successful RIS3 implementation in the agrifood?

The EIT Food RIS3 Guidebook is based on the innovation gap analysis of 17 RIS countries as well as interviews and brainstorming session with experts from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey.

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