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Higher Education for Smart Specialisation: The case of Lithuania

Zilvinas Martinaitis, Eskarne Arregui Pabollet and Lina Stanionyte
This technical report presents the findings of the case study carried out in Lithuania on the role of Lithuanian Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the design and implementation of the Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3). It is one of the case studies undertaken in the project Higher Education for Smart Specialisation (HESS), an initiative of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture.

Developing an Evaluation Framework Integrating Results of the Thematic Approach to Smart Specialisation

Fatime Barbara Hegyi and Ruslan Rakhmatullin
This paper examines how European regions can jointly pilot experimental policy support measures in precise S3 niches prior to their full-scale rollout in partner regions. By tackling new and often ambitious areas together, participating regions are able to test new policy support instruments while sharing the overall risk and uncertainty associated with such experiments.

RIS3 Monitoring System in Greece – Pilot Study

Michalis METAXAS
This study was commissioned by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) in the framework of the “Lagging Regions Project, launched in 2016.

Learning opportunities stemming from place-based transformative Smart Specialisation. Examples from Visegrad Group countries

JRC Science for Policy Report Katerina Ciampi Stancova
This study aims at exploring and discussing learning opportunites stemming from the development and implementation of place-based smart specialisation. As specific examples, the study considers V4 countries, and asks how can and have public authorities in V4 countries benefitted from smart specialisation development and implementation.

Methodological Manual Developing Thematic Interregional Partnerships for Smart Specialisation

RAKHMATULLIN Ruslan; HEGYI Fatime Barbara; CIAMPI STANCOVA Katerina; GOMEZ PRIETO Javier; MIESZKOWSKI Krzysztof
Author: RAKHMATULLIN Ruslan; HEGYI Fatime Barbara; CIAMPI...

STI Roadmaps for SDGs: Smart Specialisation for Territorial and Industrial Development in Rwanda

JRC Conference and Workshop Report Mafini Dosso
This is the summary of the workshop "STI Roadmaps for SDGs: Smart Specialisation for Territorial and Industrial Development in Rwanda " held in Kigali on January 9-10 2020. The workshop is part of the JRC Exploratory Activity " Smart Specialisation in innovative and informal African economies"

Higher Education for Smart Specialisation in Lubelskie, Poland

Marcin Kardas, Krzysztof Mieszkowski, John Edwards
Findings from action research in Lubelskie, Poland on the role of Higher Education Institutions in the design and implementation of its Smart Specialisation Strategy.

Factors influencing the potential of European Higher Education Institutions to contribute to innovation and regional development

Edwards, J., Arregui-Pabollet, E., Biagi, F., Jonkers, K
Ensuring Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) contribute to innovation is one of four priorities for action established by the Renewed EU Agenda for Higher Education, which also calls for them to have a broader role in local and regional development (European Commission 2017). While these goals are widely accepted, increasing the regional impact of HEIs is challenging and more complex than policy makers may think, in particular within less developed innovation eco systems. This report analyses the supply and demand factors that influence the potential of European HEIs to contribute to place based innovation.

Vocational Education and Smart Specialisation Strategies: Report from the joint JRC – DG EMPL workshop

Teresa Paiva, Dana Redford, John Edwards
This report presents the main outcomes of a workshop on Vocational Education and Smart Specialisation held at EIT house on 30 January 2020.

Factors of Leadership Attitude Enhancing Interregional Collaboration

Fatime Barbara Hegyi, Laszlo Borbely and Gabor Bekesi
This research proposes to examine the role of good governance and leadership contribute to the overall sustainability and viability of interregional initiatives. Accordingly, the paper explores how the leadership of the cross-border partnerships effect the motivation and commitment within the partnership by comparing attitudes of leaders and participants to explore the potential for more effective operation.