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The contribution of higher education institutions to innovation ecosystems: Innovative practices from Higher Education for Smart Specialisation

This report capitalises on the findings of eleven case studies undertaken under the Higher Education for Smart Specialisation (HESS) project during the period 2016-2020, identifying and proposing a structured typology of innovative practices of higher education (HE) engagement in innovation...

CANTO-FARACHALA Patricia; WILSON James; ARREGUI PABOLLET Eskarne
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Partnerships for Regional Innovation Playbook

Partnerships for Regional Innovation (PRI) aspires to become a strategic framework for innovation-driven territorial transformation, linking EU priorities with national plans and place-based opportunities and challenges. In its current form, the PRI Playbook presents an initial approach to the...

PONTIKAKIS Dimitrios; GONZALEZ VAZQUEZ Ignacio; BIANCHI Guia; RANGA Liana; MARQUES SANTOS Anabela; REIMERIS Ramojus; MIFSUD Solange; MORGAN Kevin; MADRID GONZALEZ Carmen; STIERNA Klas
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Analysis of Value Chains in the Western Balkan Economies - Enriching the Potential for Regional Cooperation in Priority Areas

Western Balkan economies have committed to develop Smart Specialisation Strategies to facilitate knowledge-based transformation of their economies. This effort has been supported by the European Commission, in particular the Joint Research Centre, the Directorate General for Neighbourhood and...

MATUSIAK Monika; RADOVANOVIC Nikola; RAKHMATULLIN Ruslan; STEHRER Robert; BERAHA Isidora; BERRER Helmut; BOCH Michael; DJURICIN Sonja; GRASER Georg; JOVANOVIC Branimir; KORPAR Niko; LJUMOVIC Isidora; MARJANOVIC Darko
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Smart Specialisation implementation framework for the EU Enlargement and Neighbourhood Region

As economies in the European Union Enlargement and Neighbourhood Region are moving towards EU membership or enhanced cooperation and integration with the EU, they are upgrading their national policy frameworks, with stronger orientation towards EU-style policies. In this process, the region is...

MATUSIAK Monika; RADOVANOVIC Nikola; NAUWELAERS Claire; KACZKOWSKA Katarzyna; KRAMER Jan-Philipp
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Qualitative analysis of economic, innovation and scientific potential in North Macedonia

In 2018, the Republic of North Macedonia launched the process of designing its first Smart Specialisation strategy in accordance with the methodology and guidance provided by the Joint Research Centre. From its outset, the process was regarded to be of utmost importance to the future growth of...

RADOVANOVIC Nikola; LAZAROV Darko; ARIZANKOVSKA Jadranka; MAJSTOROSKA Jasmina; BOLE Domen
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The economic implications of Smart Specialisation governance: a general equilibrium analysis for Italy 2014-2020

This paper provides insights on the potential macroeconomic impact of the European innovation policy for Smart Specialisation governance. We use original empirical data on the governance of the policy, funded through a dedicated financial envelope of the 2014-2020 EU cohesion policy, in a spatial...

GIANELLE Carlo, GUZZO Fabrizio, BARBERO JIMENEZ Javier, SALOTTI Simone
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Fostering the green transition through Smart Specialisation Strategies

This report provides examples developed at the local, regional,national and interregional level to foster environmentally oriented activities in the context of Smart Specialisation Strategy implementation.

HARDING Richard; NAUWELAERS Claire; COHEN Caroline; SEIGNEUR Isabelle
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The identification of Smart Specialisation priority domains in Serbia

The report documents the findings of the analytical phase of development of the Smart Specialisation Strategy for Serbia, implemented with the methodological and financial support of the Joint Research Centre of European Commission (JRC).

RADOVANOVIC Nikola; MATUSIAK Monika; KLEIBRINK Alexander
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Addressing sustainability challenges and Sustainable Development Goals via Smart Specialisation. Towards a theoretical and conceptual framework

The paper contributes to the discussion about how to better align the conceptual and methodological framework of Smart Specialisation with sustainability objectives, notably the SDGs. Our analysis juxtaposes the S3 framework with theoretical and conceptual approaches underpinning studies on...

MIEDZINSKI Michal; CIAMPI STANCOVA Katerina; MATUSIAK Monika; COENEN Lars
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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