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Interregional cooperation to increase innovation investment across EU borders

WHAT IS A THEMATIC SMART SPECIALISATION PLATFORM? Smart Specialisation Thematic Platforms are instruments to support bottom-up collaboration between businesses and researchers along value chains across the EU.

Higher Education for Smart Specialisation The Case of Navarre, Spain

Igor Campillo, Eskarne Arregui-Pabollet, Javier Gómez Prieto
This report gathers the main findings extracted from the Navarre case study carried out in the framework of the Higher Education and Smart Specialisation (HESS) project managed by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. Navarre has been one of the two regions covered as case studies during the first phase of the project.

Smart Specialisation in EU and Chile, challenges and opportunities. Towards a transcontinental policy learning dialogue methodology.

Gómez Prieto J. and dos Santos P. (2017); Smart Specialisation in EU and Chile, challenges and opportunities. Towards a transcontinental policy learning dialogue methodology; Luxembourg (Luxembourg): Publications Office of the European Union, EUR 28635 EN, doi:10.2760/884462 Javier Gómez Prieto and Patrice dos Santos
Gómez Prieto J. and dos Santos P. (2017); Smart Specialisation in EU and Chile, challenges and opportunities. Towards a transcontinental policy learning dialogue methodology; Luxembourg (Luxembourg): Publications Office of the European Union, EUR 28635 EN, doi:10.2760/884462

Digital Innovation Hubs: Mainstreaming Digital Innovation Across All Sectors

Roundtable on Digitising European Industry Working Group 1
DEI Working Group 1 focuses on Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) as a means of supporting businesses, and notably SMEs and non-tech industry, in their digital transformation under the Digitising European Industry (DEI) initiative. It brings together stakeholders with interests in running and operating Digital Innovation Hubs as well as potential beneficiaries in industry. This is the first report from their activities providing advice on how to organise DIHs, their activities and networking.

Promoting innovation in transition countries: A trajectory for smart specialisation

Alexander KLEIBRINK, Philippe LAREDO and Stefan PHILIPP
Author: Alexander KLEIBRINK, Philippe LAREDO and Stefan PHILIPP ...

Promoting innovation in transition countries: A trajectory for smart specialisation

JRC Science for Policy Report Alexander Kleibrink, Philippe Laredo and Stefan Philipp
Author: Alexander Kleibrink, Philippe Laredo and Stefan Philipp ...

Report on the Implementation of the European Neighbourhood Policy Review

European Commission & EEAS
This is the first report following the review of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) in November 2015, which sets out a new framework for building more effective partnerships between the EU and its neighbours, and supporting stabilisation as a top priority. The report reflects the overarching political priorities for the EU's external action agreed with by Council following publication of the Global Strategy for the European Union's Foreign and Security Policy in June 2016.

European Commission reflection paper on harnessing globalisation

European Commission
This reflection paper situates the Smart Specialisation Strategies and regional innovation as a key instrument to harness globalisation.

Place-Based Innovation Ecosystems: Espoo Innovation Garden and Aalto University (Finland)

Place-based innovation ecosystems Gabriel Rissola, Fernando Hervás, Milena Slavcheva and Koen Jonkers
This research study was born from a fruitful collaboration between the Committee of the Regions (CoR) and DG Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC) on promoting the importance of evidence-based policy development for regional and urban policy makers. In particular, the present case study aims to identify key success factors in the Espoo innovation ecosystem, with particular attention to the role of Aalto University as an example of an entrepreneurial university. It seeks to inform policies aimed at supporting the strengthening and emergence of existing or new place-based innovation ecosystems and entrepreneurial universities in other EU regions and cities.

Review of the state of development of clusters in EaP countries

EaP PLUS Project inno TSD, BELISA, CIP, ICARTI, NAS-RA, NASU, SDF-AZE, UKRTECHINFORM, DLR, EBN, SPI
This report makes the review of the state of development of clusters in EaP countries – including existing and emerging innovative cluster initiatives. It notably provides quantitative knowledge of existing clusters or emerging cluster initiatives in EaP countries, as well as qualitative knowledge of current strengths and weaknesses of cluster development in EaP countries, and the needs of clusters (existing and emerging). In addition, it aims at pre-exploring and recommending different paths to enhance EU-EaP cluster cooperation, based on the analysis.