RIS3_Net 2
Common MAC Space Strategy as a Reference for the Development of Transregional RIS3 Strategies
Grant Agreement: MAC2/5.11a/246
Type: INTERREG MAC 2014-2020 | 2nd Call
Duration: 36 months (12/06/2019 – 12/05/2022)
Status: Ongoing
Coordinator: Agencia Canaria de Investigación, Innovación y Sociedad de la Información, Spain


ACIISI– Agencia Canaria de Investigación, Innovación y Sociedad de la Información (Canary Islands – Spain)
ITC – Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias (Canary Islands – Spain)
PLOCAN – Consorcio Plataforma Oceánica de Canarias (Canary Islands – Spain)
FRCT – Fundo Regional para a Ciência e Tecnologia (Azores – Portugal)
DRCT – Direção Regional da Ciência e a Tecnologia (Azores – Portugal)
ARDITI – Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação, Tecnologia e Inovação (Madeira – Portugal)

Third-Parties Participants:

NOSI – Núcleo Operacional para a Sociedade de Informação. (Cape Verde)

Aim of the Project:

The main objective of RIS3_Net 2 is to make the Macaronesia Region a reference for the development and effective implementation of a Transregional Strategy of Intelligent Specialization, serving to support other regions, especially the RUPs, in the development of joint RIS3, boosting their growth in R&D+i.

The project aims to advance the development and practical implementation of the actions identified in the Intelligent Specialization Strategy for the MAC Space – RIS3 MAC, completed within the scope of the RIS3_Net project (MAC/5.11a/075). RIS3_Net 2 will promote interregional cooperation in the field of Intelligent Specialization of the MAC Space, through follow-up actions, design of indicators and development of a tool for monitoring, and evaluating progress.

FRCT Involvement:
Project responsibilities:
FRCT and DRCT integrate RIS3_Net 2 as beneficiaries, being responsible for the implementation of the project in the Azores, as well as for its articulation with the implementation processes of RIS3 Azores. FRCT is responsible, with support from ACIISI, ITC, and ARDITI, for Activity 2.2.3: Advanced training program in the management of Transregional Strategies for Intelligent Specialization.

Impact on the Azores Region:
The RIS3_Net 2 project aims to accompany the European Agenda on Intelligent Specialization - S4, promoting regional and transregional cooperation, the transfer of technology and knowledge, as well as a better implementation of RIS3 Azores, contributing to public policies on science, technology, and innovation.

Regional Stakeholders Involved:
SCTA actors and other stakeholders with competences and/or activity in the areas of Intelligent Specialization of RIS3 Açores and RIS3 MAC.
Financial Overview
Consortium Budget
Partners Contribuition EU Contribuition Total
76.484,60 €433.412,83 €509.897,43 €
FRCT Budget
6.777,96 €38.408,43 €45.186,39 €