Linking cultural heritage to smart specialisation - brief consultation to tech firms and knowledge producers
Smart specialisation has become the mainstream approach par excellence in today´s innovation policies all over Europe, by means of the so-called Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3), which were promoted as an ex-ante conditionality for member states and/or regions to get EU Structural Funds.

One of H2020 ROCK project tasks aims to strengthen the linkage between Cultural Heritage (CH) and RIS3. Many of those strategies prioritize culture-related domains, but often with a vague content, where the contribution of CH to an innovation-led growth is not properly examined yet. By strengthening this link it will lead to new RIS3-related funding sources for heritage-applied emerging technologies and innovations no doubt.

At this point, it matters getting the view of a number of "knowledge producers", notably technological firms, university departments and other innovators, from the ROCK consortium and beyond, keen to contribute and give an opinion. It is a short consultation indeed that will take you little time.

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Identification
Please enter your name/affiliation/email
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City/Region/Member state
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What category fits you better?
Describe briefly your product/market or innovative development
which is or can be related to cultural heritage (CH) directly or indirectly
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Main innovation strands linked to cultural heritage
Our preliminary choice would include virtual reality & augmented reality applied to CH, smart heritage (data-driven CH management), heritage care (materials, restoration and conservation techniques), risk monitoring, CH digitisation, city lighting...
But we are rather interested in getting your own view in this regard. Any missing strand? You may try in terms of technology-driven responses to main challenges or a speficif challenge concerning CH
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Main cross-innovation vectors involving cultural heritage
This is about relatedness. What bridges to other sectors and activities should be particularly promoted? E.g. IT, visual and digital arts, architecture, materials engineering, real estate, sustainable construction, event industry, KETs (key enabling technologies)... Any other proposal or remark? What´s your view?
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Barriers to more rapid expansion of heritage-applied technologies
According to your experience and view, what are the main hindrances that are hampering a more rapid expansion of heritage-applied research and technologies?
Governing silos preventing an integrated approach to CH
Non-significant barrier
Important barrier
Too rigid and complex public procurement procedures
Non-significant barrier
Important barrier
Regulatory issues
Non-significant barrier
Important barrier
>>>> If so, What kinds of regulatory constraints?
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Limited funding capacity for heritage valorisation
Non-significant barrier
Important barrier
Low awareness of CH valorisation among managers and officers involved
Non-significant barrier
Important barrier
Aversion to risk taking and experimentation by heritage and/or city managers
Non-significant barrier
Important barrier
Low awareness of technology trends applying to CH by heritage managers
Non-significant barrier
Important barrier
Insufficient support tools from research and innovation policies
Non-significant barrier
Important barrier
Boosters to innovation-led CH valorisation
What formula, in your view, could work better to catch the interest of CH and city managers in emerging technologies and innovative developments applied to or involving heritage?
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Are you familiar with smart specialisation strategies?
Mark your choice, one or more
Any overall remark?
Please let us know
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Thanks for your time.

For your information, ROCK will be at the European Week of Regions and Cities organizing the workshop “Smart Specialisation and the Heritage City”, on the 9th of October 2019 in Brussels. The workshop is about framing cultural heritage within smart specialisation and examining the role of cities in it. It´s therefore an opportunity for keeping on discussion. Needless to say your participation at this workshop is more than welcome. Registration is free.

ROCK is Regeneration and Optimization of Cultural heritage in creative and Knowledge cities. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730280
www.rockproject.eu

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Cover image by TASO: Vilnius Tech Park at Sapiegos heritage site.
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