Smart Story: Adaptation of regional innovation ecosystems to the covid-19 health emergency situation: The case of Castilla y León26 Jun 2020
The region of Castilla y Leon (Spain) underlines the role played by university-based networks that were able to manufacture and deliver protective equipment to hospitals and elderly residence, thanks to their fab-labs and collaborations with other regional stakeholders. The account also stresses how the Smart specialisation projects support and promote the creation and consolidation of collaborative environments as well as knowledge transfer from R&D entities towards the market.
The Region of Silesia (Poland) gives an account of the approach it developed to monitor its Smart Specialisation Strategy
Smart Story: Selecting and Developing Smart Specialisation Projects in the Warmia and Masuria Region17 Jun 2020
The Region of Warmia and Masuria (Poland) highlights the actions taken to foster the integration of innovation activities by SMES within the Smart Specialisation framework and the positive effects on the policy-making process.
The Norte Region, Portugal, provides an account regarding the monitoring system it has developed to better analyse Smart Specialisation priority domains and to fine -tune public policies accordingly.
Smart Story: Turning the COVID-19 threat into an opportunity for S3: transformation of industrial sectors in the Valencian Community18 May 2020
The Smart Stories reflect the way in which S3 stakeholders have used the Smart specialisation concept to develop their own innovation-driven development policies at national and regional level. The Region of Valencia, Spain, outlines how the emergency caused by the COVID-19 was turned into an opportunity for Smart Specialisation for local manufacturing sectors, and notably the textile sector. Thanks to its interconnection as a cluster throughout the territory and the initiative of the regional authority, in just a few days, it has gone from a situation of survival to one of strategic activity. The necessity has generated a virtuous confluence of interests that have given birth to a transformed textile-sanitary cluster.
The Region of Västra Götaland, Sweden, gives an account on how the traditional textile industry into an innovative and sustainable specialisation activity, and how they are developing a sustainable transport and road safety systems, and highlights the benefits of its Smart Specialisation.
Building upon 35 cases, this report sheds light on the success-conducive factors and tools that have been used by policy-makers to manage the Smart Specialisation policy process, as well as the recurring types of outcomes that were achieved
The High Level Industrial Roundtable discussed trends and challenges facing European industries by 2030.The Commission unveiled preliminary recommendations of the expert group on Strategic Value Chains on 6 February 2019 in EU Industry Days.
The EU's approach to regional economic development through Smart Specialisation is gaining a world-wide following. The JRC organises the first global meeting of Smart Specialisation experts from five continents to discuss this participatory approach to economic transformation.
WATIFY, a European Commission-funded initiative aimed at supporting EU efforts to stimulate the modernisation of Europe’s industries, is very pleased to invite you to participate in upcoming webinars in March 2018!
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