Doussineau M., Gnamus A., Gomez J., Haarich S., Holstein F.
This science for policy report evidences the great potential of the Smart Specialisation approach applied in the context of maritime-oriented policies. Specifically, the report analyses the blue emerging sectors of aquaculture, algae and micro-algae, confirming that marine technology offers innovation potential being a multidisciplinary, knowledge and capital intensive technology. Territorially, although Blue biotechnology offers major potential in coastal regions, it is observed that non-coastal EU regions also specialise in micro-algae and development of bioactive compounds from marine bio-resources. Accordingly, five different types of regional specialisation profiles were identified, reflecting the territorial and socio-economic diversity of EU regions.
The European Commission Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, and t he Joint Research Centre
In its third edition, the EU Blue Economy Report continues to analyse the scope and size of the Blue Economy in the European Union. It aims at providing support to policymakers and stakeholders in the quest for a sustainable development of oceans, coastal resources and, most notably, to the development and implementation of polices and initiatives under the European Green Deal in line with the new approach for a sustainable Blue Economy. For the purposes of the Report, the Blue Economy includes all those activities that are marine-based or marine-related. Therefore, the Report examines not only established sectors (i.e. those that traditionally contribute to the Blue Economy) but also emerging (those for which reliable data are still developing) and innovative sectors, which bring new opportunities for investment and hold huge potential for the future development of coastal communities. Analyses are provided for the EU as a whole and by sector and industry for each Member State.
Jukka Teräs, Viktor Salenius, Laura Fagerlund and Lina Stanionyte
This report explores applications of smart specialisation in sparsely populated European Arctic Regions. The paper provides an overview of the specific context of Arctic regions and examples of how smart specialisation has been implemented there with aim to discover how smart specialisation and concerted action can support addressing challenges such as remote location, lack of critical mass, lack of connectivity between actors, and dependence on few dominant industries.
Zane Šime, Baltic TRAM High Level Group, EUSBSR PA Innovation
The aim of this publication is to analyse the global, international, European and transnational or macro-regional governing structures of innovation and smart specialisation relevant to the CBSS Member States in the science-business cooperation context.
04/2017 Artūras Mickus, Inga Jēkabsone, Lauma Muižniece, Ninetta Chaniotou, Piotr Szmigielski
BSR Policy Briefing 4/2017 provides a comprehensive outlook on the national innovation and smart specialisation governance in six countries of the Baltic Sea region.
06/2014 Elvira Uyarra, Jens Sörvik and Inger Midtkandal
The objective of this Smart Specialisation Platform Working Paper is to examine the role of inter-regional collaboration in national or regional Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3). It provides a conceptualisation of inter-regional collaboration within the framework of RIS3.