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Digital Growth Strategies in EU Regions: Taking Stock from Learning Activities

11/2014 Alexander Kleibrink, Jens Sörvik and Katerina Stancova
The S3P has arranged three learning workshops for regional ICT strategies and policies, based on workshop presentations and discussions, this policy brief outlines the main lessons learnt in terms of policy processes, practices, and instruments. It concludes by providing a summary of general observations and outlining recommendations for enhancing policy learning in ICT.

Inter-Regional Collaboration in Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3)

06/2014 Elvira Uyarra, Jens Sörvik and Inger Midtkandal
The objective of this Smart Specialisation Platform Working Paper is to examine the role of inter-regional collaboration in national or regional Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3). It provides a conceptualisation of inter-regional collaboration within the framework of RIS3.

Broadband Investment Guide

M. Forzati, C. Mattsson, M. Corbet, D. Cullen
The broadband investment guide will help local, regional and national authorities to develop long-term development plans to bring fast internet to their communities

Developing Danube R&I Projects across Borders - How to Make the Join Use of EU-Funds a Reality?

10/2014 Ales Gnamus, Fatime Barbara Hegyi and Susana Elena Perez
This Policy Brief analyses the opportunities and challenges that need to be addressed and handled with an integrated approach in order to assure a well-supported and effective transnational cooperation in the Danube macro-region.

Smart Specialisation and Innovation in Rural Areas

09/2014 Artur da Rosa Pires, Martina Pertoldi, John Edwards and Fatime Barbara Hegyi
This Policy Brief has the twin aims of showing that Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (S3), despite their sectoral origins, provide a favourable and supportive framework for innovation in rural areas and, on the other hand, that there is a wide range of innovation activities in rural areas, often unmentioned in the innovation policy literature, which can strongly benefit from and reinforce the impact of the new generation of European Regional Policy.

Inter-regional Collaboration in Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3).

S3 Working Paper Series No. 06/2014 Elvira Uyarra, Jens Sörvik and Inger Midtkandal
Inter-regional collaboration is a key component of the implementation of Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3). This Working Paper examines the dimensions of collaboration in S3 of why, with whom, on what and how to collaborate. Further it provides examples of S3 collaboration in the Baltic Sea Region

The Role of Science Parks in Smart Specialisation Strategies

08/2014 Claire Nauwelaers, Alexander Kleibrink and Katerina Stancova
Science and technology parks (STPs) are common instruments used by regional and national authorities for regional development. Their main objective is to foster science-based growth poles to stimulate economic diversification away from declining industries.

RIS3 Implementation and Policy Mixes

07/2014 Claire Nauwelaers, Inmaculada Periañez Forte and Inger Midtkandal
This paper discusses how the policy mix concept applies to RIS3. The paper argues that the RIS3 implementation phase – and the development of an efficient policy mix supporting RIS3 orientations – is at least as important as the design phase.

Smart specialisation in the tangled web of European inter-regional trade

05/2014 Carlo Gianelle, Xabier Goenaga, Ignacio González and Mark Thissen
The real core of the smart specialisation approach is embedded in what is known as the entrepreneurial process of discovery (EPD), which is a main novelty of this innovative policy framework. A successful EPD requires a relevant involvement of stakeholders, but this demands a careful actors' selection.