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Progress Report of the Global Pilot Programme on STI for SDGs Roadmaps

The 2030 Agenda, adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015, positioned Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) as key means to implement the SDGs, and launched the UN Technology Facilitation Mechanism (TFM). The Annual Multi-Stakeholder Forum for Science,...

UNITED NATIONS INTER-AGENCY TASK TEAM Science Technology And Innovation For Sdgs; EUROPEAN COMMISSION Joint Research Centre
Territorial impact and responses to COVID-19 in Lagging Regions

The impact of COVID-19 has been asymmetrical, and the crisis has exposed the inequality and vulnerability of certain groups and territories. Places that were more connected had earlier cases but have tended to show greater resilience whereas weaker regions, smaller firms and disadvantaged workers...

Jayne Woolford
Higher Education for Smart Specialisation, A Handbook

The Higher Education in Smart Specialisation (HESS) project has been developed in collaboration with DG Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (EAC) since 2016 and seeks to engage stakeholders from Higher Education in regional development processes and regional innovation ecosystems to ensure places...

Woolford, J and Boden, M (2021) (eds)
POINT reviews: an overview

This brief provides an overview of the POINT methodology ((Projecting Opportunities for INdustrial Transitions), that proposes a systematic approach to the framing, procedure and conduct of industrial reviews and transition management.

Entrepreneurial discovery process Europe: Tools and mechanisms

This policy insight focuses on the tools and mechanisms used by countries and regions to foster efficient entrepreneurial discovery processes (EDP), within their smart specialisation strategies.

Inmaculada Perianez-Forte; James Wilson
Assessing Smart Specialisation: The entrepreneurial discovery process

This report presents some insights based on new evidence collected on the smart specialisation policy experience across EU regions and countries. Evidence collected suggest that the way in which the entrepreneurial discovery process should be stimulated and organised remains highly...

Inmaculada Perianez-Forte; James Wilson
S3 Newsletter Special Issue: Smart Specialisation for the Recovery

The special issue of the Smart Specialisation Newsletter builds on the presentations held during the 'Smart Specialisation for the Recovery' online workshop on 15 April 2021 that gathered more that 920 participants. It aims to showcase the collaborative approach embraced by leading European...

Cohen, C., Goenaga Beldarrain, X., Kyriakou, D., Garcia Dominguez, X. and Galnares Rodriguez, P. editor(s)