Smart Specialisation - Strengthening Innovation in Europe's regions

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Date : 18/07/2017

Smart specialisation is an innovative approach that aims to boost growth and jobs in Europe, by enabling each region to identify and develop its own competitive advantages.

Through its partnership and bottom-up approach, smart specialisation brings together local authorities, academia, business spheres and the civil society, working for the implementation of long-term growth strategies supported by EU funds.

  • SMART: Identify the region’s own strengths and comparative assets
  • SPECIALISED: Prioritise research and innovation investment in competitive area
  • STRATEGIC: Define a shared vision for regional innovation


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