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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.

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.

The Digital Agenda Toolbox

JRC88896 Jens Sörvik and Alexander Kleibrink
The Digital Agenda Toolbox provides support to regional and national authorities to develop a thorough understanding of the digital growth potential stemming from the Digital Agenda for Europe (DAE). It highlights the opportunities Information and Communication Technology (ICT) entails as a key element in their national or regional research and innovation strategies for smart specialisation (RIS3) and related Operational Programmes (OPs).

REGULATION (EU) No 231/2014 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 11 March 2014 establishing an Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA II)

European Parliament & Council of the EU
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Regional benchmarking in the smart specialisation process: Identification of reference regions based on structural similarity

03/2014 Mikel Navarro, Juan José Gibaja, Susana Franco, Asier Murciego, Carlo Gianelle, Fatime Barbara Hegyi and Alexander Kleibrink
Regional benchmarking can be of great help in making strategic decisions within the process of the design and implementation of regional Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3). It can help positioning a region with respect to other regions in Europe and facilitate policy learning based on the transfer of good practices across borders