The Catalan Regional Government’s strategy for smart specialisation (RIS3CAT 2030) is framed in a context of major global challenges, such as climate change, pollution, waste of resources, persistent unemployment, increasing social inequalities (including inequalities between men and women), and an ageing population. The RIS3CAT 2030 responds to these challenges by engaging regional stakeholders in transformative action to accelerate the transition towards a green, resilient and fair socioeconomic model aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The engagement of regional stakeholders in these transformations is done through bottom-up and challenge-driven Shared Agendas.
The RIS3CAT 2030 approach is conceptually and methodologically based on the Transformative Innovation Policy approach (TIP). In this regard, since 2020, Ingenio (CSIC-UPV) has been collaborating with the Catalan Regional Government and other regional stakeholders to support the conceptual and methodological development of a framework for Shared Agendas, which are a key approach within the regional strategy. The collaboration is on-going, and the RIS3CAT 2030 will develop until year 2027.