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Welcome to the I3S

I3S, the Innovation Union Information and Intelligence System, is the European Commission platform for all Innovation Union stakeholders. Its principal aim is to ensure that all stakeholders are well informed on the implementation of the Innovation Union new window link. It provides easy access to up to date and comprehensive and comparable information on the nature and implementation of all 34 of the Innovation Union Commitments presented in the Commission's Innovation Union communication of October 2010.

Complementing this information, the system provides more detailed background intelligence information relating to each commitment. This facilitates further exploration of the key issues addressed, and provides additional supporting data and analytical perspectives.

Key Features

At the core of the I3S is a searchable repository of detailed information on each of the 34 Commitments. For each of these, a dedicated section of this site sets out:

  • the key dimensions of challenges faced
  • the objectives in tackling these challenges
  • the approach planned to meet these challenges
  • key milestones along the way are presented, highlighting the achievements made and specific events, publications and other activities planned.
Key Documents
Key documents relating to the Innovation Union and I3S
Social and Territorial Cohesion: Smart Specialisation

Established under Commitment 24-25 the European Commission Smart Specialisation (S3) Platform aims at assisting regions and Member States to develop, implement and review regional smart specialisation strategies, helping to concentrate limited human and financial resources on the most promising areas of comparative advantage.

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Latest Updates
  • [Date: 18/11/2013] The commitment 10 (Access to Finance - Innovation) has been updated. See details...

  • [Date: 31/10/2013] The commitment 27-B (Research Programme on Public Sector and Social Innovation) has been updated. See details...

  • [Date: 31/10/2013] The commitment 19-B (European Design Leadership Board) has been updated. See details...

News & Events

The event will concentrate on micro/nano electronics and photonics as these are the KETs ‘managed’ by DG CONNECT. It will also conside ... Read more...

The 1st Conference of Partners of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing will be hosted by Vice-President Ne ... Read more...

Contact & Feedback
C/ Inca Garcilaso, 3, 41092 Seville (Spain)
telephone +34 954 488 207
email ec-i3s-helpdesk(at)