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How can cultural and creative industries contribute to economic transformation through smart specialisation?

Cultural and creative industries are in a strategic position to promote smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in all EU regions and cities. While some EU regions have been very good at tapping into this extraordinary potential as a way to promote socio-economic development - including through the use of EU Structural Funds -, it however appears that many others have not been making most of this potential.

The Smart Guide to Service Innovation

The guide aims to illustrate how strategic regional public support can offer small and medium-sized enterprises a favourable environment and support them to better capitalise on service innovation in view of staying competitive in global value chains that include both manufacturing and services.

Driving energy efficient innovation through procurement

Simon Clement, Philipp Tepper (ICLEI), Hendrik Acker, Dominik Seebach (Öko-Institut), Aure Adell (Ecoinstitut Barcelona)
This guide has been drafted for the Commission's DG Enterprise and Industry by the SMART SPP consortium, c/o ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, and is aimed at assisting public authorities in becoming "innovation-friendly" – that is achieving the most innovative, energy efficient solutions within their procurement actions, particularly through increased dialogue with suppliers and producers.

Connecting Universities to Regional Growth: A Practical Guide

2011 European Commission - DG REGIO
This guide is intended to help improve the contribution of universities to regional development, with a view to strengthening the economic, social and territorial cohesion, in a sustainable way. While the primary target users of the guide are the Managing Authorities, it is expected that Regional Authorities and other bodies engaged with local and regional development will also find it of value.

Smart Guide to Cluster Policy

Kincsö Izsak, Christian Ketels, Gerd Meier zu Köcker and Thomas Lämmer-Gamp
This practical guide is for public authorities and stakeholders interested in how to make better use of clusters for promoting regional industrial modernisation, supporting the growth of SMEs and encouraging smart specialisation. It explains what cluster and cluster policies are and what they are not, what makes them successful, why they matter, and presents eight Do's and Don'ts. Further, it showcases four Smart Cluster Stories, several cluster programme examples and practical instruments of modern cluster policies.

European Assistance for Innovation Procurement

eafip will assist public procurers (ministries, local authorities, universities, hospitals, public utility companies, etc.) to implement innovation procurements (PCP / PPI) for ICT based solutions across the European Union.

Squaring the circle: lessons from the role-playing exercises on S3 regional and multi-level governance

Marinelli Elisabetta, Tolias Yannis, Bertamino Federica, Metaxas Michalis, Grisorio Jennifer
Author: Marinelli Elisabetta, Tolias Yannis, Bertamino...
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