On 21 September 2015, the S3 Platform organised a thematic workshop "Smart specialisation and food: food, gastronomy and bio-economy as elements of regional innovation strategies" at 2015 EXPO Milano. The workshop focused on food, gastronomy and bio-economy as domains of smart specialisation in EU countries and regions. International experts discussed food as an element of smart specialisation in EU countries and regions. Workshop participants reflected upon the issues of food innovation as a driver of smart regional growth, the role of public and private institutions in supporting agri-food priorities as well as differences in gastronomy culture and approaches.
If you are interested to learn more about the event, download speakers' presentation and read the JRC Policy Brief entitled Food and gastronomy as elements of regional innovation strategies, please visit the event webpage.