The new report of JRC “Innovation and Regional Specialisation in Latin America” analyses how smart specialisation is implemented in Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Chile and Argentina. The study also suggests collaboration between smart specialisation initiatives in these countries, which together represent a population of over 460 million inhabitants, with EU regions.
This new report highlights the latest trends in government innovation. The topics identified through this review are not the only trends and examples in government innovation, but they do provide a glimpse of where government innovation stands today and where it may be going tomorrow. By identifying and sharing them and by serving as a global forum for connecting innovators around the world, the OECD and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation hope that they can be used by others to embed successes, reduce the impact of failure, and speed up the transformative process of innovation to deliver value for citizens at new heights and scales.
This booklet, published by the EU Smart Specialisation Platform, will take you through the features of Smart Specialisation as it has been applied in a number of EU countries and regions, letting you further explore the concept and its policy implications, and identify complementarities and potential for mutual learning and collaboration.
Dr. Walter Deffaa is invited by URENIO Research and the Department of Urban and Regional Development and Planning, Faculty of Technology, AUTH, for three lectures on the current urban and regional policy of the European Union on 17, 18, and 19 October 2016. Subjects and venue are below.
The funded HORIZON 2020 consortium, ONLINE S3 invites regional and national authorities across Europe to collaborate in piloting the design and implementation of an e-policy platform, augmented with a toolbox of applications able to service the research and innovation strategies of smart specialisation.
According to the corporate authors the European Commission and Directorate-General for Research and innovation, research and innovation are key to building a prosperous future for the EU. They therefore figure prominently in the Europe 2020 strategy and the European Semester process and underpin progress towards the 10 priorities of the Juncker Commission, from providing a new boost to jobs, growth and investment, to developing the digital single market and developing the Energy Union.
The Smart Regions conference took place in Brussels on 1-2 June 2016. This event marked the transition from the completion of RIS3 towards full implementation in regional and interregional programmes and investment projects. It gathered 636 representatives from regional authorities, research, business and European institutions.