11 Dec 2020
S3 Platform & OtherLagging regionsPortugal
The event brought together policy-makers, entrepreneurs, academia, and citizens to contribute to the debate on how to improve the governance and “Entrepreneurial Discovery Process” of Smart Specialisation Strategy in Portugal.
Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3) is a place-based policy approach aiming to concentrate knowledge and innovation resources in a limited number of (new and existing) domains, where the territories have a competitive advantage. The design and implementation of S3 should not rely on traditional centralised policy making but, instead be combined with a bottom up Entrepreneurial Discovery Process (EDP). This means engaging all relevant stakeholders to identify knowledge “domains” and economic activities with the potential to become drivers of socio-economic structural change.
The online event was open to the public, but registration is mandatory and places are limited. Some panels were in Portuguese and others in English. There was no simultaneous translation.