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Creating Growth by Connecting Place-Based Development Strategies

With reference to existing literature and experiences so far, the paper outlines a conceptual framework of how transnational cooperation may strengthen regional place-based development strategies and improve regional innovation capabilities.
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Abstract

The paper explains how interregional partnerships build on the efforts and results achieved in national and regional research and innovation strategies for Smart Specialisation and how, as a result of this, new European innovation eco-systems are emerging.

With reference to existing literature and empricial evidence, the paper outlines a conceptual framework of how transnational cooperation may strengthen regional place-based development strategies and improve regional innovation capacities.

Key analytical concepts are: proximity, knowledge complexity, entrepreneurial discovery processes, stakeholder analysis and cluster emergence.