This workshop is jointly organised as part of the Stairway to Excellence (S2E) project and the Smart Specialisation Platform on Energy (S3PEnergy) initiative, managed by the JRC, in close cooperation with DG REGIO and DG ENER. This workshop aims to test approaches to improve transnational networking in the area of smart grids and draw lessons to build a more diversified approach to cooperation across territories and European actors in a RIS3 context in the smart grids sector. This event will take place on the 6 February 2020, in Brussels, back to back the 4th meeting of the Working Group “H2020 for RIS3” on optimising the use of H2020 in implementing smart specialisation (7 Feb).