Centre of Excellence on Smart Specialisation and Regional Policy: shares best practice, undertakes comparative research, promotes policy dialogue, enhances the depth and quality of teaching subjects that address the EU experience with Smart Specialisation processes and regional policy development and attracts students to undertake postgraduate studies on Smart Specialisation and regional policy.
Smart Specialisation of Hunter Region: launched in 2016, this regional strategy has been methodologically inspired in the EU model of smart specialisation. The strategy identifies as key priorities: 1. Food and agri-business, 2. Mining equipment, technology and services, 3. Medical technologies and pharmaceuticals, 4. Oil, gas and energy resources, 5. Advanced manufacturing, 6. Defence and 7. Creative Industries.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the launching of Smart Specialisation Strategy
of Hunter Region (2016).