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S3 Concept

Smart specialisation has made a real difference in the way European regions are designing their innovation strategies, creating or reinforcing cooperation at all levels, especially with local business spheres.


The smart specialisation (S3) approach offers a reinforced environment for increasing the interaction and cooperation among the different innovation ecosystems stakeholders, both at local, regional, national and international levels.

Partnerships for Regional Innovation

The Partnerships for Regional Innovation (PRI) are a new approach to place-based innovation policy which builds on positive experiences with smart specialisation strategies.

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Smart Specialisation Strategies
Over 180 Smart Specialisation Strategies (S3) have been developed, at regional and national level.
Smart Stories
The Smart Stories provide a direct account from managing authorities on the ways in which they implement their Smart Specialisation Strategies.
Regions registered
In total, 19 EU Member States and 7 non-EU countries as well as 180 EU and 42 non-EU Regions have registered.