Non-EU territories

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.

S3 Beyond EU

Smart Specialisation beyond EU borders and inspiring several countries and regions around the world.

EU Enlargement
EU Neighbourhood
EU for Arctic

International Cooperation

In the context of developing countries, Smart Specialisation related-action contributes to the international efforts to promote sustainable development and innovation