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Smart Specialisation: Creating Growth through Trans-national cooperation and Value Chains

JRC Science for Policy Report Mariussen Åge; Rakhmatullin Ruslan; Stanionyte Lina.
Thematic Work on the Understanding of Transnational cooperation and Value Chains in the context of Smart Specialisation.

Mapping regional energy interests for S3PEnergy

Policy brief Juan Pablo Jiménez, Andreas Uihlein
This report presents results from a national and regional (NUTS2 level) energy technology interest mapping exercise as well as socio-economic similarities across regions with common interests and potential alignment amongst regions and countries they belong to.

Universities and RIS3: the case of Catalonia and the RIS3CAT Communities

18/2016 Elisabetta Marinelli, Susana Elena-Perez, Josep Alias
This report contributes to the debate on the role of Higher Education Institutions in RIS3 by exploring the case of Catalonia. It first assesses the role of universities in the overall design and implementation of the Catalan RIS3 and EDP, and then goes in depth into one of its key instruments, namely the RIS3CAT Communities. The latter provide a platform for triple-helix stakeholders to interact and agree on a set of collaborative projects, which can be partially funded by public resources. Based on in-dept interviews with senior university managers and desk-based research, the study highlights how HEIs are evolving and adapting to the new policy environment and identifies the advantages and challenges posed by RIS3CAT Communities as a policy instrument.

Regional Innovation Ecosystems - Learning from the EU´s Cities and Regions

This publication aims to encourage regional decision-makers to increase their collaboration and partnering. Europe needs more partnering with collaborative power, creative thinking, ecosystems thinking, synthesis, and a stronger focus on outcomes and impact.

Research and Technology Organisations and Smart Specialisation

15/2015 David Charles and Katerina Ciampi Stancova
Research and Technology Organisations have developed in many European countries at both national and regional levels to assist in the support of local industry, often around specific industrial technologies or sectors.

Fostering SMEs growth through digital transformation

This guide is addressed to national, regional and local stakeholders interested in promoting regional innovation and competitiveness through the use of information and communication technology (ICT), with a special focus on small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

Guidance for public authorities on Public Procurement of Innovation

Abby Semple, Public Procurement Analysis
The European Union is actively supporting Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI) through a number of policies, linked to the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

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.

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).

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.
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