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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
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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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S3 TRAINING WORKSHOP (PART 2): Technical Training - S3 in Georgia

Georgia and Smart Specialisation: Technical Training - S3 Workshop (Part 2)

Smart Specialisation Strategies for Sustainability in Latin America, a place-based innovation approach for development in transition

The main objectives of this event are three fold: - To present the potential of Smart Specialisation to foster localised, innovation-driven sustainable...

S3 TRAINING WORKSHOP (PART 1): Developing Smart Specialisation Strategies in Eastern Partnership Countries

This seminar aims to provide national and regional S3 teams from Georgia (as well as Armenia and Belarus) an overview of the six-step methodology behind...
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