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The Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology in cooperation with the Working Groups for national smart specialisations - NSS 13 Photonics and NSS 9 Sensors (including biosensors) and smart sensor networks organizes a conference entitled „Sensor and photonic technologies for the industry”, combined with the presentation of the achievements of Polish companies in the creation and development of fiber optic photonics.

The idea behind the event is to present the offer of ready-made photonic and sensor products dedicated to the industry. Polish entrepreneurs from above industries will present ready-made or almost-ready products to potential interested parties (TRL 8-9) and visualize the implementation process as well as the purchase and sales process. During the event, about 15 presentations of individual companies are planned.

The conference will be held on March 19, 2019 at the headquarters of the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology (Plac Trzech Krzyży 3/5, Warsaw)

The conference is closed, participation is possible after receiving the invitation from the organizer and confirmation of registration.

A new list of 15 national smart specializations (NSS) has been in force since 2019.

As a result of work on thematic concentration in the section „Natural resources and waste management”, the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology along with the Working Groups for national smart specialisations decided to create a specialisation „Circular economy - water, fossil raw materials, waste” covering 3 previous specialisations:

  • NSS 7 Modern technologies for acquiring, processing and using natural resources and manufacturing their substitutes;
  • NSS 8 Minimisation of waste generation, including non-recyclable waste, and the material and energy use of waste (recycling and other recovery methods);
  • NSS 9 Innovative solutions and technologies in water and wastewater management.

The working group proposed minor modifications to the description of NSS 4 „High-efficiency, low-carbon, integrated systems for generation, storage, transmission and distribution of energy”. They are mainly of an ordering nature.

The current list of national smart specialisations is as follows:

HEALTHY SOCIETY

NSS 1. HEALTHY SOCIETY

AGRICULTURE AND FOOD BIOECONOMY, FOREST BASED AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOECONOMY

NSS 2. INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES, PROCESSES AND PRODUCTS OF THE AGRICULTURE AND FOOD AND FOREST BASED SECTOR

NSS 3. BIOTECHNOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL PROCESSES, BIOPRODUCTS AND PRODUCTS OF DEDICATED CHEMISTRY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING SUSTAINABLE ENERGY INDUSTRY

NSS 4. HIGHLY EFFICIENT, LOW-CARBON AND INTEGRATED SYSTEMS OF GENERATION,

STORAGE, TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION OF ENERGY

NSS 5. SMART AND ENERGY-EFFICIENT CONSTRUCTION

NSS 6. ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY TRANSPORT SOLUTIONS

CIRCULAR ECONOMY – WATER, FOSSIL RAW MATERIALS, WASTE

NSS 7. CIRCULAR ECONOMY – WATER, FOSSIL RAW MATERIALS, WASTE

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES (HORIZONTAL APPROACH)

NSS 8. MULTIFUNCTIONAL MATERIALS AND COMPOSITES WITH ADVANCED PROPERTIES,

INCLUDING NANOPROCESSES AND NANOPRODUCTS

NSS 9. SENSORS (INCLUDING BIOSENSORS) AND SMART SENSOR NETWORKS

NSS 10. SMART NETWORKS, INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES AND

GEOINFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES

NSS 11. PRINTED, ORGANIC AND FLEXIBLE ELECTRONICS

NSS 12. AUTOMATION AND ROBOTICS OF TECHNOLOGICAL PROCESSES

NSS 13. PHOTONICS

NSS 14. INTELLIGENT CREATION TECHNOLOGIES

NSS 15. INNOVATIVE MARITIME TECHNOLOGIES FOR SPECIALIZED VESSELS, MARITIME AND

OFFSHORE STRUCTURES AND LOGISTICS BASED ON THE SEA AND INLAND WATERWAY

TRANSPORT

pdfA detailed description of national smart specialisations in force from 1 January 2019843.76 KB

National smart specialisations are socio-economic priorities in the field of research, development and innovation, which concentrate investments in areas ensuring the added value of the economy and its competitiveness. Smart specialisations are the result of cooperation between public administration, representatives of business and science in order to identify bottom-up areas in which Polish enterprises and scientists have development potential, and the concentration of support will allow return on investment and development of innovation. Smart specialisations are to contribute to the transformation of the national economy through its modernization, structural transformation, diversification of products and services and the creation of innovative socio-economic solutions, also supporting the transformation towards a resource-efficient economy, including natural resources.

Only five regions have included priority objectives related to artificial intelligence in their smart specialisation strategies. There is a Polish representation among them.

In connection with monitoring of operation of the NSS Working Groups and the need to complete the composition of the respective Groups of the selected specialisations, the Ministry of Economic Development announces additional recruitment to the Working Groups for the following national smart specialisations:

In connection with the bottom-up initiative of scientific circles, the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology  conducted an analysis in 2017, concerning the fields of humanities and social sciences being a part of the National Smart Specialisation. In the scope of the conducted analysis and consultation with the National Smart Specialisation Working Groups, a document was drawn up entitled Relation between the scope of humanities and social sciences and the National Smart Specialisation, indicating to synergy of the humanities and social sciences with the following national smart specialisations:

The Joint Research Centre (EC) has launched enrolment to an Internet course in the scope of monitoring smart specialisation strategies (RIS3), in the scope of which it will be possible to get familiar with the assumptions of  RIS3 monitoring, possible sources of data and advantages resulting from RIS3 monitoring in the context of managing innovative and industrial policy of countries and regions.

In the scope of implementation of the entrepreneurial discovery process and monitoring of the National Smart Specialisation, in 2017 the Ministry of Economic Development initiated the actions aimed at thematic concentration on the list and descriptions of the national smart specialisations. In connection with this fact, the Ministry of Economic Development held meetings with the representatives of NSS Working Groups, aimed at elaboration of new proposals in the scope of NSS.

As a result of performed works, the following changes were introduced in NSS

On 12 July 2016 the Steering Committee for national smart specialisations approved the 3rd version of the Detailed Description of National Smart Specialisations, taking into account the changes proposed by the national smart specialisation Working Groups.

The detailed description forms a basis for assessment of applications in the Smart Growth Operational Programme (SG OP) 2014-2020 in the scope of meeting the criterion of accessibility called: The Project fits in the National Smart Specialisation.

In connection with the fact that on 10 November 2015 the Steering Committee accepted the 20th national smart specialisation called Innovative maritime technologies pertaining to specialist vessels, maritime and offshore structures and logistics based on maritime and inland waterway transport, a procedure was launched in the Ministry of Economic Development to create a Working Group in the scope of the above mentioned specialisation.

In 2014 the Marshals of Pomorskie and Zachodniopomorskie Voivodeships initiated the process of entrepreneurial discovery in the areas of maritime economy. As a result of analytical works, whose participants were the representatives of 62 enterprises, 21 representatives of higher education institutions and 15 social and economic partners,

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