The Smart Specialisation concept

Strategies for research and innovation-driven growth

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Smart specialisation has made a real difference in the way European regions are designing their innovation strategies, creating or reinforcing cooperation at all levels, especially with local business spheres.


An important condition for the effective implementation of the Smart Specialisation strategies.

Entrepreneurial Discovery Process (EDP)

Prioritising investments based on an inclusive and evidence-based process.

Monitoring & Evaluation

Tools to measure performance towards the objectives of the strategy.


Useful information for stakeholders at national and regional levels who wish to start to craft their Smart Specialisation Strategies (design phase) and those who wish to develop it.