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Reinforcing innovation in European regions: Intelligent specialization strategies for strong, inclusive and sustainable growth

On 18 July the European Commission published a Communication to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions entitled "Reinforcing innovation in the regions of Europe: Strategies...

Challenges ahead: boosting innovation-led growth in EU regions

Introduced in 2014 in all regional policy programmes, the smart specialisation approach has proven to deliver. The Commission intends to build on this positive experience with two pilot projects: tailored support for the specific challenges of regions facing industrial transition and...

Results of the Smart Regions 2.0 Conference

The conference "Smart Regions 2.0 - Maximising Europe's innovation potential" that was held on 1st-2d June 2017 in Helsinki has given the opportunity to national and regional authorities to share experience on the implementation of smart...

RIS3: New regulatory framework will foster inter-regional cooperation and synergies with funding instruments.

The regulatory framework covering Smart Specialization Strategies (RIS3) needs to be reformed to increase synergies between the European Structural and Investment Funds and regional innovation and development policies, as well as to foster...

Dominique Foray: “The mere fact of preparing a regional Specialisation Strategy brings a big benefit”

The mere fact of preparing a regional Specialisation Strategy brings a big benefit. The father of the RIS3 paradigm states that it has become an indispensable tool for the exchange of knowledge and inter-regional cooperation. ...

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