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SMART SPECIALISATION IN THE WORLD, AN EU POLICY APPROACH HELPING TO DISCOVER INNOVATION GLOBALLY

Gómez Prieto, Javier ; Demblans, Albane; Palazuelos Martínez, Manuel

Smart Specialisation Worldwide - Argentine Republic

HABERLEITHNER Jurgen; DEMBLANS Albane; GOMEZ PRIETO Javier; PALAZUELOS MARTINEZ Manuel

Smart Specialisation Worldwide - Commonwealth of Australia

HABERLEITHNER Jurgen; DEMBLANS Albane; GOMEZ PRIETO Javier; PALAZUELOS MARTINEZ Manuel
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The Smart Specialisation approach requires looking beyond national and regional boundaries. Countries and regions should identify their competitive advantages through systematic and constructive comparisons, mapping their national and the international context in search of examples to learn from and performing effective collaboration (Foray et al, 2012). In the context of developing countries, Smart Specialisation related-action contributes to the international efforts to promote sustainable development and innovation. In this regard, globalisation trends appear as a challenge that can be harnessed with targeted investments at regional level, favouring innovation and moving up value chains to stimulate private investments (European Commission, 2017).

Building on European successes and experiences, Smart Specialisation is increasingly being considered a driver of decentralised innovation policies in several countries and regions around the world. This section aims at illustrating the main developments of some non-EU countries in the implementation and/or adaptation of the Smart Specialisation approach. Contributions of the EU Smart Specialisation Platform are also described as a way to promote cooperation with partners of the EU. This space will showcase initiatives, good practices, strategies and roadmaps taking place in other latitudes as a way to foster the establishment of cooperation bridges between territories.

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New publication! The Science for Policy Report "Smart Specialisation in the world, an EU policy approach helping to discover innovation globally" is out

Following the first global workshop on Smart Specialisation held in Seville (Spain) in September 2018, the Smart Specialisation Platform...

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Thailand has registered to the S3 Platform.

Dialogue with Peru on Smart Specialisation

The purpose of this meeting was to exchange on Smart Specialisation, building on European and international experiences, and to envisage to what...
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Smart Specialisation: from the EU to the world

The first global workshop on Smart Specialisation worldwide will take place in Seville (Spain) ahead of the 2018 edition of the Smarter Conference.

WIRE 2018: Week of Innovative Regions in Europe 2018

Smart Choices for innovative regional ecosystems. The Power of Connectivity, Entrepreneurship and Science & Research

Smart Specialisation in EU and Latin America

The S3 Platform organises the discussion panel: "Smart Specialisation in Latin America and the EU, Regional Challenges, Transcontinental Opportunities" in...
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