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Smart Specialisation and Innovation in Rural Areas

09/2014 Artur da Rosa Pires, Martina Pertoldi, John Edwards and Fatime Barbara Hegyi
This Policy Brief has the twin aims of showing that Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (S3), despite their sectoral origins, provide a favourable and supportive framework for innovation in rural areas and, on the other hand, that there is a wide range of innovation activities in rural areas, often unmentioned in the innovation policy literature, which can strongly benefit from and reinforce the impact of the new generation of European Regional Policy.

Inter-regional Collaboration in Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3).

S3 Working Paper Series No. 06/2014 Elvira Uyarra, Jens Sörvik and Inger Midtkandal
Inter-regional collaboration is a key component of the implementation of Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3). This Working Paper examines the dimensions of collaboration in S3 of why, with whom, on what and how to collaborate. Further it provides examples of S3 collaboration in the Baltic Sea Region

RIS3 Implementation and Policy Mixes

07/2014 Claire Nauwelaers, Inmaculada Periañez Forte and Inger Midtkandal
This paper discusses how the policy mix concept applies to RIS3. The paper argues that the RIS3 implementation phase – and the development of an efficient policy mix supporting RIS3 orientations – is at least as important as the design phase.

Smart specialisation in the tangled web of European inter-regional trade

05/2014 Carlo Gianelle, Xabier Goenaga, Ignacio González and Mark Thissen
The real core of the smart specialisation approach is embedded in what is known as the entrepreneurial process of discovery (EPD), which is a main novelty of this innovative policy framework. A successful EPD requires a relevant involvement of stakeholders, but this demands a careful actors' selection.

The Digital Agenda Toolbox

JRC88896 Jens Sörvik and Alexander Kleibrink
The Digital Agenda Toolbox provides support to regional and national authorities to develop a thorough understanding of the digital growth potential stemming from the Digital Agenda for Europe (DAE). It highlights the opportunities Information and Communication Technology (ICT) entails as a key element in their national or regional research and innovation strategies for smart specialisation (RIS3) and related Operational Programmes (OPs).

REGULATION (EU) No 231/2014 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 11 March 2014 establishing an Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA II)

European Parliament & Council of the EU
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Regional benchmarking in the smart specialisation process: Identification of reference regions based on structural similarity

03/2014 Mikel Navarro, Juan José Gibaja, Susana Franco, Asier Murciego, Carlo Gianelle, Fatime Barbara Hegyi and Alexander Kleibrink
Regional benchmarking can be of great help in making strategic decisions within the process of the design and implementation of regional Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3). It can help positioning a region with respect to other regions in Europe and facilitate policy learning based on the transfer of good practices across borders

Assessment Grid for Evaluating Strategic Policy Frameworks for Digital Growth & Next Generation Network Plans

Jens Sörvik, Alexander Kleibrink and Katerina Stancova
This assessment grid follows a step by step approach to evaluate Strategic Policy Frameworks for Digital Growth and Next Generation Network (NGN) plans.

The S3 Platform Peer Review Methodology

02/2014 Inger Midtkandal and Ruslan Rakhmatullin
One important collaborative tool developed by the S3 Platform to assist its member regions and Member States in this task is peer review. The S3 Platform views peer review as an important mutual learning and knowledge dissemination channel.

Regional Branching and Smart Specialisation Policy

06/2014 Ron Boschma and Carlo Gianelle
This Policy Brief studies the mechanisms through which regional economies diversify over time and formulates suggestions on how policy can influence such process. We discuss how technological relatedness may provide an input for effective policy making.