In the framework of the INTERREG POCTEFA project COMPET’plus, Orkestra- the Basque Institute of Competitiveness published the report RIS3 Challenges - An Analysis of the Transboundary Space Nueva Aquitania, Euskadi, Navarra.
This work is based on the recognition of the relevance of analysing regional priorities for regional competitiveness as a starting point to identify the areas of business opportunity that arise at the crossroads of these priorities in the three territories that make up the Euroregion (New Aquitaine, Euskadi, Navarra).
These strategic priorities on innovation are identified in the respective research and innovation strategies for smart specialisation (RIS3) and seek to generate competitive advantages in the territory based on the existing opportunities and strengths.
The work tries to go beyond the analysis of the strategies, by understanding the challenges that RIS3 in the cross-border area faces in its implementation. The final objective pursued is to inform and give evidence to reflect on the convergences and innovation challenges that are shared by the three regions and to contribute to the challenge of economic growth, relying on the cross-border cooperation as a key factor in territorial competitiveness.