Drawing on empirical evidence,"Implementing Smart Specialisation Strategies: A Handbook" is targeted at policy-makers and regional development professionals who are crafting their innovation policy according to a common set of principles and methodologies. It aims to distil accumulated experience with the novel smart specialisation strategies and presents state of the art lessons, both in terms of conceptual developments and practical implementation. It addresses five key aspects of the implementation process: (1) The Entrepreneurial discovery process cycle; (2) Good governance; (3) From priorities to projects; (4) Transnational cooperation and value chains and (5) Monitoring.
Editors: Carlo Gianelle, Dimitris Kyriakou, Caroline Cohen and Marek Przeor.
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