Fabrizio Guzzo; Inmaculada Perianez-Forte
This report explores some of the main challenges, providing lessons and recommendations, on three important components of the Smart Specialisation policy framework: governance, entrepreneurial discovery process and monitoring.
Smart Specialisation - JRC Policy Insights Carlo GIANELLE, Fabrizio GUZZO, Krzysztof MIESZKOWSKI
This report presents some conceptual developments and original empirical results on how and to what extent the Smart Specialisation approach to regional innovation policy is currently being translated into strategic decisions and policy interventions in European Union regions and countries. This paper provides a summary of recent research conducted by the authors.
Report on the qualitative analysis of preliminary priority areas in the smart specialization process in the Republic of Serbia
Domen Bole, Lazar Zivkovic, Viktor Nedovic
The report gives comprehensive analysis of the economic, innovative and scientific potential of Serbia based on the mapping exercise, outlines priority areas for smart specialisation and provides the basis for the entrepreneurial discovery process in the country.
JRC Technical Report Arregui-Pabollet, Eskarne; Edwards, John; Rousseau, Jean-Marie
This report presents the results of the case study in the French region of Centre Val de Loire, analysing the role of its Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the design and implementation of the regional Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3). It forms part of the Higher Education for Smart Specialisation (HESS) project, which is managed by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) in cooperation with DG Education and Culture.
Place-Based Innovation Ecosystems Bučar, Maja; Rissola, Gabriel.
This research publication is part of a series on Place-based innovation ecosystems that was born in 2017 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, this case study focuses on the catalyser role played by the Technology Park Ljubljana and other intermediary bridging organisations for the cohesion and development of a collaborative innovation ecosystem that supports the nurturing of new innovative companies – notably start-ups, but also scale-ups and spin-offs – in Ljubljana (Slovenia) and beyond.
An analytical framework to assess the governance of universities and their involvement in Smart Specialisation Strategies
Arregui-Pabollet, Eskarne; Doussineau, Mathieu; Dettenhofer, Markus
The current report proposes an analytical framework for university governance allowing the comparison and benchmarking of governance systems across EU member states, which could serve as guidance for university managers and policy makers to design the institutional incentives and funding programmes for increased engagement in S3. This analytical framework is experimented through a survey involving 74 European universities, the analysis of country annual reports of the Research and innovation observatory (RIO) and the knowledge generated in S2E project covering particularly EU13 countries and the higher education for Smart specialisation initiative (HESS). The main results and limits are commented and discussed with some recommendations.
Drawing funding and financing scenarios for effective implementation of Smart Specialisation Strategies
Doussineau, Mathieu; Arregui-Pabollet, Eskarne; Harrap, Nicholas; Merida, Fernando
This report uses the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) framework to characterise the different funding that is available. The major bottlenecks in the innovation process that can arise through the lack of appropriate funding are discussed along with the background and the utility and criticisms of the TRL. The use of TRL to characterise and map research and innovation in the EU provides a useful framework. However, there is a need to broaden the scope of TRL to include commercialisation of new products and services and scale-up business capacities. Furthermore, it is limited by its technology focus, while innovation can embrace many aspects beyond the purely technological.
EDWARDS, John; MARINELLI, Elisabetta (Editors)
This Handbook provides advice for S3 managers on how to form closer partnerships with Higher Education Institutions, including understanding Higher Education systems and career incentives, the role played by HEIs in the EDP and monitoring, how to design effective funding instruments, and the involvement of HEIs in S3 governance structures.
Nida Kamil Özbolat & Nicholas Harrap
This technical report is a part of the Stairway to Excellence (S2E) project, which is implemented as one of the JRC's Smart Specialisation targeted support activities.
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