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Enabling synergies between European Structural and Investment Funds, Horizon 2020 and other research, innovation and competitiveness-related Union programmes - Guidance for policy-makers and implementing bodies

The guide on synergies between different EU R&I related programmes is an important new addition to the relevant guidance for policy-makers and implementing bodies.

Regional Branching and Smart Specialisation Policy

06/2014 Ron Boschma and Carlo Gianelle
This Policy Brief studies the mechanisms through which regional economies diversify over time and formulates suggestions on how policy can influence such process. We discuss how technological relatedness may provide an input for effective policy making.

The Role of Government Institutions for Smart Specialisation and Regional Development

04/2014 Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Marco di Cataldo and Alessandro Rainoldi
The success of RIS3 policy measures is closely dependent on the capacity of regional government institutions to act as coordinators or facilitators of the interventions.

The S3 Platform Peer Review Methodology

02/2014 Inger Midtkandal and Ruslan Rakhmatullin
One important collaborative tool developed by the S3 Platform to assist its member regions and Member States in this task is peer review. The S3 Platform views peer review as an important mutual learning and knowledge dissemination channel.

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.