Registration for the Side Event of the European Regions and Cities 2021

“COMPET’plus – Smart Specialization Strategies in Cross Border Regions“
15th of October 2021 – 09:30 am to 11:00 am CEST
(online – you will receive the link after registration)


The Euroregion Nouvelle-Aquitaine Euskadi Navarre, in collaboration with the partners of the POCTEFA COMPET’plus project, is organising a side event at the EU Regions and Cities Week which will focus on how smart specialisation strategies can play a decisive role in boosting competitiveness in cross-border regions.

How could border regions boost business competitiveness and innovation? The INTERREG POCTEFA Compet’plus project aims to improve Business Competitiveness & Innovation Platforms for the strengthening of activities in the cross-border area, the creation of reinforced value chains, and the cooperation between SMEs and driving companies in converging RIS3 areas (energy, mobility, agri-food and creative industries).

The event aims to present and discuss the method and results, with a focus on how it can be used to advance cross-border cooperation. Through the session, we want to discuss what can be the role of border regions to become a smart, sustainable, and inclusive economy. It is also a space to discuss the role of digitalization and platform-based collaboration for opening new areas and types of interaction among regions and various stakeholders’ groups. Finally, the session will approach how to materialize this cooperation by creating cross-border clusters and innovation platforms. As the Compet’plus project, follows on from the POCTEFA Competitiv’eko project, we will introduce the 3 cross-border clusters that exist (INNOVMEDICA, BIGDATIA and ADDITIVALLEY) and present examples of companies involved in the clusters and their experiences.

The partners of this project organise this Side Event with the following programme:

  • Introduction -COR Member Isabelle Boudineau
  • COMPET’plus project overview – Creation of Cross-Border Clusters – CCI Bayonne-Pays Basque -Beñat Jauregii
  • Cross-Border Smart Specialization Strategies – Orkestra Deusto – Usue Lorenz
  • Analysis of cross-border economic flows – CCI Bayonne Pays Basque – Jon Arizmendi
  • • Questions and discussion

Participation is free, but registration is compulsory.

Register now by clicking here >>


Oct 15 2021


09:30 - 11:00

Local Time

  • Timezone: Europe/Madrid
  • Date: Oct 15 2021
  • Time: 09:30 - 11:00