On 10 May Puglia Region delegation office in Brussels will host the PASSPARTOOL final dissemination event titled "Key tools to assess and improve soft innovation policies".

The event, organized in hybrid mode (in presence in Brussels and online via Zoom), will celebrate three years of fruitful exchange and learning among the eight partners from Italy, Lithuania, Spain, the Netherlands, Ireland, Poland, Finland. The project has allowed to improve their monitoring capacity and to develop even more efficient policies supporting open and soft innovation processes, i.e. innovation not guided by research, which involves SMEs, the world of culture and creativity.

During the conference participants will be hearing about the main improvements achieved thanks to the PASSPARTOOL project and will have the chance to attend an open dialogue among policy makers, experts and public authorities.


9:30 - 9:45
Registration and Welcome of the participants

9:45 - 10:00
Welcome remarks
Vito Albino, President
ARTI – Puglia Region Agency for Technology and Innovation (Italy)

10:00 - 10:15
Interreg Europe – State of Play
Ilaria Piazza/Vincenzo Capocasale, Interreg Europe Programme

SESSION 1 – New perspectives for monitoring and evaluating innovation policies

The role and importance of monitoring and evaluation for regional innovation policy: limits and opportunities
Chiara Pancotti, Senior Researcher CSIL - Centre for Industrial Studies (Italy)

Monitoring and evaluation of Lithuanian smart specialization - experiences and plans for the future
Paulius Kamaitis, Innovation Expert - Ministry of Economy and Innovation (Lithuania)

SESSION 2 – Passpartool presentation

10:45 - 12:00
Introduction to the project
Jennifer Grisorio, project manager PASSPARTOOL
ARTI – Puglia Region Agency for Technology and Innovation (Italy)

Roundtable: From learning to action - presentation of Action Plan results
Moderator: Thijs Broekhuizen, Associate Professor - University of Groningen (Netherlands)

SESSION 3 - External experts view: lessons for the future

12:00 - 12:45
Moderator: Elisabetta Marinelli, Principal consultant, Technopolis Group (Belgium)

S3 Community of Practice: an integrated support system to S3 practitioners at regional, national, and European level
Elisabetta Marinelli, Principal consultant, Technopolis Group (Belgium)

SMEs specific needs in innovation
Giovanni Zazzerini, Secretary General, INSME - International Network for SMEs (Italy)

Localising the SDGs: findings from the urban and regional territorial levels in Europe
Iraklis Stamos, Policy Officer, European Commission

12:45 -13:00
Silvia Visciano, Head of Research and International Relationships Section, Puglia Region (Italy)