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Smart Specialisation, Sustainable Development Goals and Environmental Commons

The purpose if this paper is to contribute to a new transformative narrative aligning Smart Specialisation with the UN 2030 Agenda and the European Green Deal by offering directionality towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and combining different levels of policy to achieve the needed...

NAKICENOVIC Nebojsa; ZIMM Caroline; MATUSIAK Monika; CIAMPI STANCOVA Katerina
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Progress Report of the Global Pilot Programme on STI for SDGs Roadmaps

The 2030 Agenda, adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015, positioned Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) as key means to implement the SDGs, and launched the UN Technology Facilitation Mechanism (TFM). The Annual Multi-Stakeholder Forum for Science,...

UNITED NATIONS INTER-AGENCY TASK TEAM Science Technology And Innovation For Sdgs; EUROPEAN COMMISSION Joint Research Centre
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Smart Specialisation in the Context of Blue Economy – Analysis of Desalination Sector

The smart Specialisation strategy design and implementation offer European territories a solid paradigm for developing effective innovation governance, improving innovation policy capacities, enhancing public-private partnerships, offering common platform for inter-regional cooperation...

Jan Post, Pieter de Jong, Matt Mallory, Mathieu Doussineau, Ales Gnamus
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Territorial impact and responses to COVID-19 in Lagging Regions

The impact of COVID-19 has been asymmetrical, and the crisis has exposed the inequality and vulnerability of certain groups and territories. Places that were more connected had earlier cases but have tended to show greater resilience whereas weaker regions, smaller firms and disadvantaged workers...

Jayne Woolford
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The EU Blue Economy Report 2021

The fourth edition of the yearly EU Blue Economy Report provides a new perspective on the impacts that several factors have on the Blue Economy, including global challenges like climate change, emerging sectors such as maritime security and surveillance, enabling frameworks such as Maritime...

Multiple Authors
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Higher Education for Smart Specialisation, A Handbook

The Higher Education in Smart Specialisation (HESS) project has been developed in collaboration with DG Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (EAC) since 2016 and seeks to engage stakeholders from Higher Education in regional development processes and regional innovation ecosystems to ensure places...

Woolford, J and Boden, M (2021) (eds)
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POINT reviews: an overview

This brief provides an overview of the POINT methodology ((Projecting Opportunities for INdustrial Transitions), that proposes a systematic approach to the framing, procedure and conduct of industrial reviews and transition management.

MARQUES SANTOS Anabela; PONTIKAKIS Dimitrios; BODEN John Mark
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Entrepreneurial discovery process Europe: Tools and mechanisms

This policy insight focuses on the tools and mechanisms used by countries and regions to foster efficient entrepreneurial discovery processes (EDP), within their smart specialisation strategies.

Inmaculada Perianez-Forte; James Wilson