Publications Publications

Squaring the circle: lessons from the role-playing exercises on S3 regional and multi-level governance

MARINELLI, Elisabetta; TOLIAS, Yannis; BERTAMINO, Federica; METAXAS, Michalis; GRISORIO, Jennifer

Synergies between Interreg Europe and Smart Specialisation: A methodological proposal to enhance policy learning

CORTIJO ARELLANO Marta, ESPARZA MASANA Ricard, FERNDANDEZ SIRERA Tatiana, MARINELLI Elisabetta, ARREGUI PABOLLET Eskarne.

Higher Education Instruments and Smart Specialisation Innovative Industrial Doctorates and Higher Technical Institutes in Puglia

JRC Technical Reports MARINELLI, Elisabetta; CAVICCHI, Alessio; FIORE, Annamaria; PAVIOTTI, Gigliola; GERUSSI, Elisa; IAMMARINO, Simona.
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S3 Targeted Support (STRIVE) S3 Targeted Support (STRIVE)

Supporting the refinement and implementation of national and regional RIS3s

The design and implementation of research and innovation strategies for smart specialisation are complex and challenging undertakings. Appropriate structures and practices for the governance of research and innovation must be in place, and can combine existing tools, procedures and knowledge with more novel approaches.  Working in close cooperation with regional and national administrations, a number of S3P activities seek to support RIS3 processes, and their interaction with other research and innovation funding processes.

Combined with analysis of relevant national and regional characteristics, this strand of activity involves more "hands-on" engagement with national and regional stakeholders, working in close collaboration with the "quadruple helix." Consequently, trust and commitment among stakeholders are at the core of this work, and underpin the sustained impact of its positive outcomes. Specific activities focus on addressing bottlenecks to RIS3 implementation, identifying and seeking to overcome administrative, legal as and technical barriers and are tailored to particular needs, such as those of less developed and rural areas. 

By carrying such out activities in selected national and regional contexts over several months, this work aims to provide a robust basis for wider application of the tools developed and the lessons generated, as well as building local capacity for S3 implementation and the use of different funding combinations to achieve desired objectives. The practical orientation of these activities also puts to the test more theoretical perspectives on smart specialisation. 

Events Events

Smart Specialisation: monitoring and evaluation State of the play and next steps

Given its experimentalist and result-oriented approach, smart specialisation places a strong emphasis on the role of monitoring and evaluation. Throughout...

Learning Lab on "Supporting mechanisms for capacity building in framework programme participation (H2020/Horizon Europe)"

This event is designed as a Mutual Learning Event where cases showing good practices will be shared and discussed, and where participants may present...
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Schleswig-Holstein has registered to the S3 Platform.

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Zlín region has registered to the S3 Platform.

"Made in the EU" Smart Specialisation inspires the world

The EU's approach to regional economic development through Smart Specialisation is gaining a world-wide following. The JRC organises the first...
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