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Smart Specialisation at work: Assessing investment priorities

S3 Working Paper Series GIANELLE Carlo; GUZZO Fabrizio; MIESZKOWSKI Krzysztof
This paper provides a methodology to assess how national and regional authorities define their research and innovation investment priorities for smart specialisation. It then tests the methodology empirically, based on a significant sample of research and innovation strategies for smart specialisation from Italy and Poland.

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.
The Interreg Europe (IE) programme supports projects in which interregional consortia develop a set of peer-learning activities, followed by action-plans, aimed at improving given policy interventions. The programme gives priority to projects focussed on instruments in ERDF Operational Programmes that have a direct link to S3. Despite this potential, little attention has so far been paid on exploring systematically the complementarities between Interreg and S3 to maximise policy learning. This paper aims at bridging this gap by framing the relationship between IE and S3 in the broader debate about synergies between different EU funds and stressing the importance of monitoring such complementarities. The present work argues that the Interreg Europe programme can provide a space for experimentation, learning and generation of good practices in S3 that can serve broader purposes. This argument is put forward by describing and analysing an exercise conducted by the Catalan government, which targeted synergies between IE and S3.

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.
This document reports the action-research activities conducted under the HESS (Higher Education in Smart Specialisation). project in the region of Puglia (IT). The authors explored two instruments at the opposite end of the higher education spectrum: 1) Istituti Tecnici Superiori (ITSs), i.e. Higher Technical Institutes, a form of technology-based vocational education and training. 2) Innovative Industrial Doctorates (IIDs). These new instruments have not been explicitly taken into account during the development and early implementation of the strategy; however, it has become increasingly important to reflect on the process of human capital creation for S3. The report explores the challenges and opportunities ITSs and IIDs pose, as a first step to understand their potential contribution to Smart Specialisation.

Digital Innovation Hubs in Smart Specialisation Strategies

RISSOLA Gabriel Julio; SÖRVIK Jens
This report examines the synergetic place-based relationships of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) and Smart Specialisation Strategies (S3) in selected European regions, with DIHs being the policy outcome of a S3 process or an active actor participating in S3 entrepreneurial discovery processes (EDP) and implementing parts of a S3

Higher Education for Smart Specialisation A Handbook

EDWARDS, John; MARINELLI, Elisabetta (Editors)
This Handbook provides advice for S3 managers on how to form closer partnerships with Higher Education Institutions, including understanding Higher Education systems and career incentives, the role played by HEIs in the EDP and monitoring, how to design effective funding instruments, and the involvement of HEIs in S3 governance structures.

Smart Specialisation Worldwide - United Mexican States

HABERLEITHNER Jurgen; DEMBLANS Albane; GOMEZ PRIETO Javier; PALAZUELOS MARTINEZ Manuel
Fact-sheet Overview United Mexican States

Smart Specialisation Worldwide - Argentine Republic

HABERLEITHNER Jurgen; DEMBLANS Albane; GOMEZ PRIETO Javier; PALAZUELOS MARTINEZ Manuel
Fact-sheet Overview Argentine Republic

Smart Specialisation Worldwide - Commonwealth of Australia

HABERLEITHNER Jurgen; DEMBLANS Albane; GOMEZ PRIETO Javier; PALAZUELOS MARTINEZ Manuel
Fact-sheet Overview Commonwealth of Australia

Smart Specialisation Worldwide - Federative Republic of Brazil

HABERLEITHNER Jurgen; DEMBLANS Albane; GOMEZ PRIETO Javier; PALAZUELOS MARTINEZ Manuel
Fact-sheet Overview Federative Republic of Brazil

Smart Specialisation Worldwide - People's Republic of China

HABERLEITHNER Jurgen; DEMBLANS Albane; GOMEZ PRIETO Javier; PALAZUELOS MARTINEZ Manuel
Fact-sheet Overview People's Republic of China