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Capitalising on Smart Specialisation and Interreg, the case of energy

Javier Gómez Prieto, Inmaculada Periañez-Forte, Manuel Palazuelos Martinez
This paper suggests that the promotion of inter-regional collaboration – during the implementation of the research and innovation strategies for smart specialisation (RIS3) –can be complemented by the experience gained by the European Territorial Cooperation (ETC) instrument (also known as Interreg). In a moment where regions are focused on the implementation of their RIS3, this paper aims at illustrating how regions could capitalise on the Interreg experience and overcome barriers when promoting collaboration among regions in the scope of their S3 priorities.

Making the Most of Macro-regional Strategies

Interact Programme
This publication covers a wide range of topics, such as the involvement of regional parliaments in macro-regional strategies, general aspects of governance, policy integration, cross-sectorial cooperation, as well as monitoring and evaluation of macro-regional strategies.

Reconciling Smart Specialisation Strategies with State aid – Not an Impossible Mission

European Structural and Investment Funds Journal Péter Staviczky, Fatime Barbara Hegyi
This article highlights the relevance of State aid law both for policy makers and aid grantors when implementing smart specialisation strategies (S3).

Macro-regional strategies and their links with cohesion policy

COWI; A/S; DG REGIO
The study ‘Macro-regional strategies and their links with cohesion policy’ aims at describing the main features of each macro-region (Baltic, Danube, Adriatic and Ionian, and Alpine) through a range of macroeconomic, competitiveness, integration and governance indicators.

Smart specialisation, seizing industrial opportunities

Antonio Vezzani, Marco Baccan, Alina Candu, Alessio Castelli, Mafini Dosso, Petros Gkotsis
This study offers a novel analytical approach to inform the regional search for new industrial opportunities, as promoted by Smart Specialisation within the EU Cohesion policy context.

Higher Education for Smart Specialisation: Towards strategic partnerships for innovation

S3 Platform Policy Briefs John Edwards, Elisabetta Marinelli, Eskarne Arregui-Pabollet, Louise Kempton
This Policy Brief reports on the results of the first phase of the project 'Higher Education for Smart Specialisation' (HESS). This includes an analysis of a survey of S3 Platform members related to the role of HEIs in the design and implementation of their S3, an introduction to how the European Social Fund may finance human capital elements of innovation, and a summary of the two pilot case studies in Navarra and North East Romania.

Multi-Level Governance of Innovation and Smart Specialisation

Zane Šime, Baltic TRAM High Level Group, EUSBSR PA Innovation
The aim of this publication is to analyse the global, international, European and transnational or macro-regional governing structures of innovation and smart specialisation relevant to the CBSS Member States in the science-business cooperation context.

Implementing smart specialisation - thematic platform on industrial modernisation

S3 Policy Brief Series Fatime Barbara Hegyi and Ruslan Rakhmatullin
This paper offers an overview of policy and economic reasons behind the launch of the new Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation.

Summary Report - Partnership of European Regions on Sustainable Buildings

Andalusian Energy Agency
This Summary Report gathers the main aspects of the proposal for the creation of a Partnership of European Regions on Sustainable Buildings, in reference to the scope and objective of the Partnership, as well as the key elements and approach to be considered in its development, after incorporating all the contributions received after the referral of the document and its presentation in Brussels, with special emphasis on a specific proposal to be developed, based on the expectations of Andalusia, which will serve as a starting point to attract the interest of other European regions.

Innovación y especialización regional en América Latina

Belen Barroeta, Javier Gómez Prieto, Jonatan Paton, Manuel Palazuelos, Marcelino Cabrera Giráldez
Varios países y regiones de América Latina están siguiendo de cerca el concepto de especialización inteligente aplicado actualmente en la Unión Europea (UE). El interés hacia este enfoque, basado en la mejora de las capacidades regionales de innovación, está motivando una reflexión territorial, unos procesos participativos y una visión colectiva relacionados con las perspectivas de innovación de las regiones latinoamericanas.