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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:...

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...

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...