Smart specialization, applied to a region, is based on defining priorities to create competitive advantages through the development and adaptation of strengths of research and innovation to business needs.
The RIS3 Andalusia 2020 identifies the areas of activity in which Andalusia has more competitive advantages compared to other regions.
Andalusia is the European region with:
Great heritage singularity and Places of Cultural Interest integrated into the landscape as identifying elements that socially strengthen the territory, and the Andalusia Network of Cultural Spaces RECA.
High mining and geodiversity potential, wide range of mineral raw material deposits and a resurgent metal mining sector
Coastal and marine ecosystems with resources and reserves of new substances for new developments in health, tourism, food and energy; species transit zone and leading laboratory for climate change.
Projects like LifeWatch, R&D&i e-infrastructure on the world renowned ESFRI map in protection, management and sustainable use of biodiversity, the International Campus of Excellence CEIMAR.
Greatest number of spaces and percentage of protected surface area, with own internationally renowned management models, experience in species recovery, effective fight against the advance of aridity and desertification, and good practice in the comprehensive treatment of the water cycle.
Turn Andalusia into a leading international region in research, pilot and demonstration projects, technology transfer and international R&D infrastructures in the field of biodiversity, management and sustainable use of natural and heritage resources.
Create the conditions to optimise the use of local resources, in a context of conservation of territorial capital and conservation of cultural heritage.
Make the most of existing mining resources to carry out R&D&i and pilot projects, from which new products and applicable processes in the Andalusian entrepreneurial fabric are derived.
Ejemplos de actuaciones realizadas en el marco de la prioridad Aprovechamiento sostenible de los Recursos endógenos de base territorial:
Establishment of criteria for the integration of policies on mineral resources and spatial planning and management at different scales. Sharing of criteria and deepening in the characterization and definition of the potential uses of the land / territory and in the formal, temporary, intensive aspects, etc. of said land / territory uses.
Innovation and research action aimed at the use of non-invasive mining exploration technologies, transported by drones, which aims to create the conditions for the establishment of test and certification sites for these technologies at various sites in the EU.
Creation of a network of European regions with interests in mining and metallurgy based on the participation of regional agents and focused on legal, social and environmental innovation aspects that condition and limit mining in Europe.