EU-Japan Region-to-Region Innovation Cooperation

Webinar Series No.3

Smart Specialisation Strategy for Startups and Open Innovation

Date: 26 April 2023

Time : 9:00-10:30 CEST; 16:00-17:30 JST

Venu: Online

Today, the rapid progress and diffusion of IT and digital technology has enabled many products and services to be digitalized, propagated and provided worldwide, and speedily disseminated to hundreds of millions of people around the world. In line with this, the content and significance of innovation itself, as well as the forms of its realisation and deployment, are undergoing major changes. Start-ups are emerging that are expanding globally with digital technologies, and the importance of open innovation, which deliberately and actively stimulates the flow of technologies, ideas and other inputs and outputs between inside and outside of an organization is recognized as a key to facilitate innovation within an organization. In this webinar, the discussion will focus on how innovation creation through support for startups and promotion of open innovation is being developed in line with the EU’s Smart Specialisation Strategy. It will also present good practices in European regions and Japanese prefectures.