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An intervention-logic approach for the design and implementation of S3 strategies

The report invites policy makers to address the questions about the ‘why’ (is the intervention addressing a problem?), the ‘who’ (what is the target of the intervention?), and the ‘how’ (do I have financial and administrative resources?). Starting from a pre-existing Smart Specialisation...

Doussineau M., Saublens C., Harrap N
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Higher Education for Smart Specialisation: The Case of the Northern Netherlands

This technical report presents the findings of the case study carried out in Northern Netherlands on the role of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the design and implementation of the Smart Specialisation Strategy (RIS3). It is one of the case studies undertaken in the project Higher...

Paul Benneworth, Eskarne Arregui-Pabollet
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Interregional Cooperation and Smart Specialisation: a Lagging Regions Perspective

The aim of the present report is to explore key aspects of interregional and international cooperation in order to better understand whether and how they contribute to strengthening innovation ecosystems and interact and influence Smart Specialisation Strategies. The potential for lagging regions...

Jayne Woolford, Effie Amanatidou Elisa Gerussi, Mark Boden
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Smart Specialisation and Blue biotechnology in Europe

This science for policy report evidences the great potential of the Smart Specialisation approach applied in the context of maritime-oriented policies. Specifically, the report analyses the blue emerging sectors of aquaculture, algae and micro-algae, confirming that marine technology offers...

Doussineau M., Gnamus A., Gomez J., Haarich S., Holstein F.
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Creating Growth by Connecting Place-Based Development Strategies

With reference to existing literature and experiences so far, the paper outlines a conceptual framework of how transnational cooperation may strengthen regional place-based development strategies and improve regional innovation capabilities.

Age Mariussen and Fatime Barbara Hegyi
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State Aid Map in the Energy Sector

ESI Funds managers for S3 and energy across the EU often mention that the assessment whether their public interventions constitute State aid and whether the measure is compatible with the EU competition law is a constant challenge. This report is the summary of the “Workshop on State Aid Map in...

RUDOLF MESARIČ Jana, SEIGNEUR Isabelle, MERIDA MARTIN Fernando
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Digital Innovation Hubs as Policy Instruments to boost digitalisation of SMEs

Building upon the knowledge gained during the last two years on how Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) operate in different regional socioeconomic contexts this practical handbook aims to provide national/regional policy makers and/or existing DIH managers useful and structured information on how to...

Kalpaka A., Sorvik J., Tasigiorgou A.
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Projecting Opportunities for INdustrial Transitions (POINT). Concepts, rationales and methodological guidelines for territorial reviews of industrial transition

This report provides guidelines with respect to concepts, rationales and methodological considerations aimed at experts conducting territorial reviews of industrial transition and at policy makers and analysts with an interest in the operationalisation of transformative industrial innovation. It...

Pontikakis, Dimitrios; Fernandez, Tatiana; Janssen, Matthijs Guy, Ken; Marques Santos, Anabela; Boden, Mark Moncada-Paternò-Castello, Pietro
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Following the first global workshop on Smart Specialisation held in Seville (Spain) in September 2018, the Smart Specialisation Platform published a Science for Policy Report on "Smart Specialisation in the world, an EU policy approach helping to discover innovation globally". Smart...

Gómez Prieto, Javier
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