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Smart Specialisation, as a place-based and innovative approach to innovation, was conceived as a "Made in EU" concept associated to the European cohesion policy.

However, the European roots of Smart Specialisation have gradually grown beyond EU borders, and Smart Specialisation has started inspiring several countries and regions around the world.

This has been the case, at different levels, of countries belonging to the European Enlargement Policy , the European Neighbourhood Policy, and generally of countries on the five continents falling under the umbrella of international cooperation. In this context, this section provides a world tour of Smart Specialisation pockets outside the EU.
Not only is Smart Specialisation giving impetus to localised innovation policies at worldwide level, but it is also showing relevance to contribute to the international agenda on sustainable development. In this area, Smart Specialisation appears as an enabling methodology for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.


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The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is the South Bohemian Region (CZ).

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Karlovy Vary Region, Czech Republic has registered to the S3 Platform.

New publication! The Science for Policy Report "Smart Specialisation in the world, an EU policy approach helping to discover innovation globally" is out

Following the first global workshop on Smart Specialisation held in Seville (Spain) in September 2018, the Smart Specialisation Platform...
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Events Events

2020 SMARTER Conference

Conference on "Smart Specialisation and Territorial Development: Connecting grand societal challenges with local goals in place-based innovation policy"....

CANCELLED EVENT: Smart Specialisation for Sustainable Development Goals

CANCELLED EVENT: Please note that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the event "Smart Specialisation for Sustainable Development Goals" that was due to take...

2020 Arctic Frontiers side event - Smart Specialisation in the Arctic: experiences and next steps

To reinforce dialogues on smart specialisation among Arctic regions the S3 Platform of Joint Research Centre together with Norwegian Research Centre NORCE...
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