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Smart Specialisation Worldwide - Republic of Peru

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

Smart Specialisation WorldWide - Republic of Chile

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

Addressing the innovation gap: Lessons from the Stairway to Excellence (S2E) project

Nida Kamil Özbolat & Nicholas Harrap
This technical report is a part of the Stairway to Excellence (S2E) project, which is implemented as one of the JRC's Smart Specialisation targeted support activities.

Norte Region Smart Specialisation Strategy (NORTE RIS3). A Monitoring System Methodological Approach for MONITORIS3 Project

Rui Monteiro, Paulo Santos, Carolina Guimarães, Alina Silva
A description of the monitoring system for the RIS3 of Norte, Portugal, presented as part of the MONITORRIS3 Interreg project.

Good practices for Smart Specialisation in energy

S3 Working Paper Series No. 14/2018 Claire Nauwelaers, Isabelle Seigneur, Javier Gómez Prieto
This working paper is part of the policy support provided by the Smart Specialisation Platform on Energy (S3PEnergy) to EU regions and Member States in the implementation phase of their Smart Specialisation Strategies.

Guiding investments in place-based development. Priority setting in regional innovation strategies

S3 Working Paper Series no. 13/2018 Günter Clar
This report sets out to synthesise the dispersed knowledge on a range of issues relevant for the success of priority setting processes and practices in innovation policies and strategies. Outlining changing contexts, rationales and approaches of priority setting in Research and Innovation policies leads to the “new prioritisation logic” guiding RIS3 exercises. This is followed by two main lines aiming to facilitate improved priority setting: better understanding the wider innovation policy context of RIS3, and making better use of Strategic Policy Intelligence and other support tools (including learning from private sector strategies) to structure and guide policy cycles, and to implement place-appropriate policy mixes. Evidence on effective priority setting processes in RIS3-type exercises and policy recommendations complete the report.

Workshop on regional heating and cooling priorities and financing in the framework of the Smart Specialisation Platform (S3P-E H&C)

EUR - Conference and Workshop report by the Joint Research Centre BOZA-KISS Benigna, CARLSSON Johan, JIMENEZ NAVARRO Juan Pablo, BERTOLDI Paolo
The report collects and summarises the content presented and discussed during the workshop on Smart Specialisation on Heating and Cooling, held in May 2018. This workshop was organised by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC). It gathered 40 participants including regional representatives and experts in the heating and cooling field. The workshop offered the possibility of discussing how to achieve effective regional heating and cooling planning and how to fund projects by the uptake of the European Structural and Investment funds. Different examples were presented to inspire new projects in other regions. These examples tackled different aspects including technical, economic and social. After the workshop regions are willing to collaborate further and they found interesting synergies with the ongoing partnerships in the Smart Specialisation Platform on Energy (S3PEnergy).

Smart specialisation and social innovation: from policy relations to opportunities and challenges

S3 Policy Briefs Series No. 24/2018 Manfred SPIESBERGER, Javier GOMEZ PRIETO, Isabelle SEIGNEUR,
In the energy field, Social Innovation (SI) may evolve into a strong transformational function of the whole energy system. Citizens are in the focus of the European Union’s plans towards an energy transition based on citizen energy and a more decentralised energy system where the consumer is in focus. SI would in this sense not be any more an add-on to classical technology focused innovation, but driving the whole transition process in the energy field. This means also serious repercussions on the regional level, as a more decentralised energy supply system will open-up opportunities for usage of local resources and involvement of citizens and local businesses. With smart specialisation strategies in the implementation phase, clean energy is one of the main priorities for most EU regions.

Supporting an Innovation Agenda for the Western Balkans - Tools and Methodologies

MATUSIAK Monika; KLEIBRINK Alexander; ANDONOVA Elena; BODEN John Mark; CETL Vlado; DIUKANOVA Olga; DOSSO Mafini; DUSART Jean; GKOTSIS Petros; GNAMUS Ales; KLEIBRINK Alexander; KOTSEV Alexander; LAVALLE Carlo; MANDRAS Giovanni; MATUSIAK Monika; RADOVANOVIC Nikola; RAINOLDI Alessandro; SLAVCHEVA Milena; VESKOVIC Miroslav; HOLLANDERS Hugo; NDUBUISI Gideon; OWUSU Solomon; RADOSEVIC Slavo
This report gives an overview of the Western Balkans region, looking at challenges and emerging potentials for innovation. It also presents tools and methodologies available at the JRC to support an innovation agenda for economic transformation and inspired by Smart Specialisation. Each challenge is supported by a concrete implementation example.

Smart Specialisation, Territorial Innovation and Policy Change - Special Issue of the Public Policy Portuguese Journal

Paulo Neto, Maria Manuel Serrano, Hugo Pinto (Eds)
This special issue of the Public Policy Portuguese Journal includes five articles related to smart specialisation from academics and policy makers.