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Promoting innovation in transition countries: A trajectory for smart specialisation

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

Review of the state of development of clusters in EaP countries

STI International Cooperation Network for Eastern Partnership Countries – PLUS inno TSD, BELISA, CIP, ICARTI, NAS-RA, NASU, SDF-AZE, UKRTECHINFORM, DLR, EBN, SPI

Report – The Role of Smart Specialisation in the EU Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policies

Slavo Radosevic, Manfred Spiesberger, Lina Stanionyte, Ales Gnamus, Igor Yegorov, Sasho Josimovski

Moldova Moldova

Moldova is a small land-locked country with a population of approximately 4 million inhabitants bordering the much bigger Romania and Ukraine. In spite of the difficult social and economic situation Moldova has retained a functioning education system and a downsized research system.

The EU-Moldova Association Agreement was signed in 2014 and fully entered into force in 2016, establishing a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) and the Visa-free travel to the EU granted to Moldovan citizens. In the field of research and innovation Moldova became the first Eastern Partnership Country Associated to the EU’s Horizon 2020 (H2020) programme in 2014.

Under its Enlargement and Integration Action (E&IA), the JRC provides scientific and technical support to Horizon 2020 Associated Countries. Within this action S3 platform helps Moldova to identify economic competitive advantages and exploit the innovation potential, building on a process of entrepreneurial discovery for smart specialisation. Since 2016 Moldova is S3 Platform's member.

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SME Conference "Smart Specialisation: Engine for Economic Growth in the Regions of the Republic of Moldova"

The S3 Platform together with external experts will present the potential smart specialisation priorities for Moldova at Smart Specialisation conference...

Starting Smart Specialisation: Experiences from the EU for innovation and economic transformation

In the framework of the project, the Smart Specialisation Platform of the JRC together with the Academy of Sciences of Moldova organised...

S3 Design Learning Workshop

In the framework of the project, the S3 Platform and the Academy of Sciences of Moldova organised the first workshop on smart...

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