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Smart Specialisation in Hunter Region

Regional Development, Australia
The Strategy, which is Australia’s first, identifies the Hunter’s competitive advantages to deliver a strong and focused economic development agenda that is supported by innovation and entrepreneurship.

RIS3 Peer Review Summary Report - Eastern Macedonia and Thrace

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Promoting solar electricity exports from southern to central and northern European countries: Extremadura case study

JRC Science for Policy report Caldés-Gómez, N., Díaz-Vázquez, A.R.
Under the auspices of the Smart Specialisation platform, this report presents the benefits of cross-border solar electricity trade in Europe. A pre-feasibility assessment of a first of a kind solar plant in Extremadura is conducted to demonstrate the possibility to combine EU financing support mechanisms and the cooperation mechanisms of the RES Directive.

European Assistance for Innovation Procurement

eafip will assist public procurers (ministries, local authorities, universities, hospitals, public utility companies, etc.) to implement innovation procurements (PCP / PPI) for ICT based solutions across the European Union.

Smart Guide to Cluster Policy

Kincsö Izsak, Christian Ketels, Gerd Meier zu Köcker and Thomas Lämmer-Gamp
This practical guide is for public authorities and stakeholders interested in how to make better use of clusters for promoting regional industrial modernisation, supporting the growth of SMEs and encouraging smart specialisation. It explains what cluster and cluster policies are and what they are not, what makes them successful, why they matter, and presents eight Do's and Don'ts. Further, it showcases four Smart Cluster Stories, several cluster programme examples and practical instruments of modern cluster policies.

Other guides related to aspects of the S3

European Commission
Other S3 guides beyond the S2E list of reference documents

Digital Transformation Scoreboard 2017: Evidence of positive outcomes and current opportunities for EU businesses

DG CONNECT
European companies are increasingly adopting digital technologies, but there are still big disparities between EU countries with regard to digital transformation performance.

Breaking with the past in smart specialisation: A new model of selection of business stakeholders within the entrepreneurial process of discovery

04/2014 Diego Martínez López and Manuel Palazuelos Martínez
This work presents a new methodology to assess the outward connectivity among regional economies in the EU and derives policy lessons for the design of regional innovation and competitiveness-enhancing strategic frameworks, with particular reference to research and innovation strategies for smart specialisation (RIS3).