Smart Specialisation in the Arctic Regions

  • 11 Oct 2019 to 11 Oct 2019
  • Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, Reykjavik, Iceland

On 11th of October the S3 Platform invites to discuss how smart specialisation supports sustainable and innovative development of Arctic regions at Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik

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Agenda and Presentations

Session time: 17:00-18:30


Inger Midtkandal, Science and Technology Counsellor, Research Council of Norway.


  • Alessandro Rainoldi, Head of the Territorial Development Unit, Joint Research Centre, Directorate B – Growth and Innovation, European Commission: Smart Specialisation Concept from the EU to the Arctic
  • Jukka Teräs, Senior Research Fellow, Nordregio: Smart Specialisation in Sparsely Populated European Arctic Regions
  • Lina Stanionyte, Project Officer, Smart Specialisation Platform, Joint Research Centre, European Commission: Good Practice Cases of Building Linkages in Smart Specialisation in the Arctic
  • Kristiina Jokelainen, Director of International Relations and S3 Implementation for Lapland, Regional Council of Lapland: Lapland's Leadership in Transnational S3 Partnerships

Full programme of Arctic Circle Assembly can be found here.

Practical Information

11 Oct 2019 to 11 Oct 2019
Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, Reykjavik, Iceland


The S3 platform is organising a break out session in the framework of the Arctic Circle Assembly, which takes place on 10-13 of October in Reykjavik. The aim of the session is share the examples of smart specialisation supporting sustainable and innovative Arctic, bringing lessons learnt in the EU to other Arctic regions in support of addressing Arctic societal challenges. The session will propose to discuss the potential of the Arctic regions to benefit from its unique contextual advantages through smart specialisation and cross-region collaborative networks.