“EmpInno Monitor S3” is the extension stage of the project “EmpInno - S3 Empowering for Innovation and Growth in Medium-Sized Cities and Regions”.

The main objective of the EmpInno Monitor S3 -project is to develop and test innovative monitoring elements and thereby to improve the monitoring systems of the smart specialisation strategies (=RIS3) in the seven partner regions.

Therefore, the partners will take up and pilot parts of the “feedback papers”, the main outputs of the regular EmpInno project, in which the testing of RIS3 monitoring approaches was proposed to be due to “strategy owner”, the authority responsible for the smart specialisation strategy.

Firstly, the partners build upon the needs stated in the feedback papers. Secondly, they exchange, discuss and further refine monitoring approaches on a transnational level and use them as basis for their regional testing. Thirdly, the project partners test activities in cooperation with their strategy owner. Finally, the tested monitoring approaches are included in the overall RIS3 monitoring set-up in the regions.

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Sinikka Mynttinen
Project manager tel. +358 50 496 5227

Jari Karjalainen
RDI expert tel. +358 40 621 5854


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EmpInno Monitor S3

1 August 2019 – 31 July 2021

Project partners

Lead partner: Rostock Business and Technology Development

Partners: : D2i – Design to innovate (DK), Prizztech Ltd (FI), South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences – XAMK (FI), Tartu City Government (EE), Tartu Science Park Foundation (EE), Lubelskie Voivodeship (PL), Foundation for Lubelskie Development (PL), Riga Planning Region (LV).

Other partners: Ministry of Economics, Labour and Health Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (DE), Regional Council of Satakunta (FI), Regional Council of South-Savo (FI), Lublin Development Foundation (PL), Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation - State Research Institute (PL), National Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development (LV)


Total budget: € 854050€

Financiers and main source of funding: Interreg Baltic Sea Region