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Preliminary report on KETs priorities declared by regions in the context of their work on Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3)

01/2014 Jens Sörvik, Ruslan Rakhmatullin and Manuel Palazuelos Martínez
This report consists of information on KETs and Smart specialisation that the S3 Platform has developed and diffused and identified through participation in events on KETs. The first part of the report focuses briefly on the role of KETs in smart specialisation.

Supporting the internationalisation of SMEs

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of the European economy. Within the EU they account for 99 % of all businesses, 67 % of all jobs in the private sector, as much as 85 % of all newly created jobs and some 59 % of the value added by the economy.

A Policymakers Guide to Transnational Learning in Smart Specialisation

05/2014 Åge Mariussen, Inger Midtkandal and Ruslan Rakhmatullin
This brief explains how transnational learning can succeed following the six steps of the S3 Guide.

Synergies between the Transport component of Horizon 2020 and the Cohesion Policy 2014-2020

DG RTD
Analysis to improve exploitation of transport research and innovation funding opportunities

2013 Technology Map of the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan

EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports LACAL ARANTEGUI Roberto JAEGER-WALDAU Arnulf BOCIN DUMITRIU Andrei SIGFUSSON Bergur ZUBI Ghassan MAGAGNA Davide CARLSSON Johan PEREZ FORTES Maria Del Mar MOSS Raymond LAZAROU Stavros BAXTER David SCARLAT Nicolae GIUNTOLI Jacopo MORO Alberto PADELLA Monica KOUSOULIDOU Marina VORKAPIC Veljko MARELLI Luisa STEEN Marc ZUCKER Andreas MOYA RIVERA Jose Antonio BLOEM Johannes GUTIERREZ MOLES Carmen VELLEI Marika
The Technology Map is the SET-Plan reference document on the state of knowledge on low carbon technology in the EU.

Universities and Smart Specialisation

03/2013 Louise Kempton, John Goddard, John Edwards, Fatime Barbara Hegyi and Susana Elena-Pérez
This Policy Brief analyses the potential role of universities in the development and implementation of RIS3. Universities are often crucial institutions in regional innovation systems, especially in those with an absence of a dynamic, research led private sector, and there is rich history of academic and policy analysis in this area.

Setting up, managing and evaluating EU Science And Technology Parks - An advice and guidance report on good practice (May 2014)

David N E Rowe
Science and technology park (STP) activity across the EU has approximately doubled over the last 11-12 years, driven by the growth of the longer standing parks and the emergence of new parks. There is now an estimated 366 STPs in the EU member states that manage about 28 million m2 of completed building floor space hosting circa 40,000 organisations that employ approximately 750,000 people, mostly in high value added jobs.

Regional policy for smart growth of SMEs

The purpose of this guide is to extract policy lessons from the past decades of Structural Fund, national and regional support for SMEs into a comprehensive guide with the aim to help ERDF managing authorities and regional penholders of any RIS3 design a policy mix that supports enterprises in maximising objectives and opportunities.

The Guide to Multi-Benefit Cohesion Policy Investments in Nature and Green Infrastructure

The objective of this guide is threefold. First, showing that investments in nature, biodiversity and green infrastructure are relevant for cohesion policy. Second, emphasising how investments in nature and green infrastructure can actually contribute to several policy objectives and deliver multiple benefits, in particular socio-economic development. Third, assisting authorities and stakeholders with practical recommendations to improve the delivery of cohesion policy programmes and projects.

Smart specialisation programmes and implementation

02/2013 Dominique Foray and Alessandro Rainoldi
In the design and implementation of policy, Paul Romer (2000) proposed a useful distinction between goals and programmes. Goals should be objectives for which there is a broad base of intellectual and political support. In contrast to a goal, a programme is a specific policy proposal that seeks to move the system toward a specific goal.