Smart UAS in Smart Regions: Lower Austria


March 2022


The EURASHE webinar series on Smart UAS in Smart Regions returns with a spotlight on Lower Austria. It will build on a case study of the region carried out by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, as part of its HESS project (Higher Education for Smart Specialisation). The webinar is being organised jointly with EURASHE member UAS St. Pölten and the European Alliance E³UDRES² that it coordinates. This European University is strengthening its capacity in innovation and entrepreneurship through the EIT’s HEI Initiative, with a project called E.I.N.S (Entrepreneurship and Innovation Network for Smart and Sustainable European Regions).

The webinar will include an introduction to the HESS project by the European Commission, as well as a summary of its case study on Lower Austria. A panel discussion will bring together a senior figure in the regional authority, responsible for the Lower Austria Smart Specialisation Strategy with UAS representatives in the region.

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Samrt UAS in Smart Regions


Recordings of previous webinars in the series: 

The Basque Country


30 March 2022 | 16:00 – 17:30 (CET) – Online


  • Welcome & IntroductionHannes Raffaseder (Coordinator of E³UDRES² and E.I.N.S.) and John Edwards (Secretary-General of EURASHE)
  • Insights into the Higher Education for Smart Specialisation (HESS) Project
    Jayne Woolford (Economic and Policy Analyst at European Commission, Joint Research Centre)
  • Higher Education for S3 in Lower Austria (short summary of the JRC report)
    John Edwards (Secretary-General of EURASHE & Co-Author of the JRC report)

Moderation: Hannes Raffaseder (Coordinator of E³UDRES² and E.I.N.S. and Chief Research & Innovation Officer at St. Pölten UAS)