A new publication of the Directorate General of Regional and Urban Policy underlines the main elements of smart specialisation as strategy guiding the Europe’s growth agenda. “Smart specialisation is a strategic approach to economic development through targeted support to research and innovation. Each region, whether it be strong or weak, high-tech or low-tech, goes through
The Smart Specialisation approach is a significant policy innovation, operationalising Europe 2020 objectives and incorporating social and non-technical innovation, so the potential contribution of experiences in Territorial Cooperation programmes gains a new relevance.
This report was commissioned by the Management Advisory Committee (MAC) of the Australian government to consider how to develop and strengthen a culture of innovation in the Australian Public Service (APS).
This series of 14 reports deal with Research and Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialisation in Greece. These reports have been prepared at the request of the Directorate-General for Regional Policy, Greece and Cyprus Unit, of the European Commission. They are targeted at national, regional and local authorities, business, higher education and non-governmental stakeholders (the so-called quadruple helix) in Greece and the 13 Greek regions.
“Connecting Smart and Sustainable Growth through Smart Specialisation” is a guide in a series of guides prepared in the framework of the Smart Specialisation Platform set up by the European Commission. It is not an academic publication but a practical document with concrete recommendations and examples of good practice that show potential ways forward and to facilitate
The Cyprus University of Technology in the framework of IKTIMED project, organized last week a workshop in Limassol concerning Smart Specialization and how European regions can implement the nature and rationale of this policy determining priorities in terms of R&D & technological activities.
A two-day conference, titled:“IN SEARCH OF INNOVATION – How can knowledge exchange practices within University City Regions stimulate regional development?”, will take place on 11th & 12th of October 2012, coordinated by the Decentralized Administration of Macedonia – Thrace (DAMT), within the framework of the INTERREG IVC project “INNOPOLIS”.