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Interregional cooperation to increase innovation investment across EU borders

WHAT IS A THEMATIC SMART SPECIALISATION PLATFORM? Smart Specialisation Thematic Platforms are instruments to support bottom-up collaboration between businesses and researchers along value chains across the EU.
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They target key political priorities in order to facilitate the emergence of transnational projects to modernise EU industry, to support the objectives of the Energy Union, the Circular Economy Package, the Digital Single Market, and to deliver solutions for transformation challenges. The platforms provide an opportunity for policy makers at EU, national and regional level to pool experience and combine instruments to address these priorities in a regional context, where change is felt most.