Smart specialisation - an innovation driven strategy for economic diversification
|Starts:||14:00 10 Dec 2015|
|Ends:||15:00 10 Dec 2015|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Manchester Institute of Innovation Research|
|Venue opening hours:||2-3pm (coffee from 1.30pm)|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
Smart Specialisation (SS) is probably the single largest attempt ever of an orchestrated, supranational innovation strategy to boost economic growth through economic diversification, and, as such, deserves to be watched closely by other countries aiming for the same goals. It will be the basis for EU's Structural and Investment Fund interventions in R&I as part of the future Regional and Cohesion Policy’s ambition to the European 2020 jobs and growth agenda. SS represents the first possibility in an EU context to pursue a broad based innovation policy. Thus, it is of great importance that this strategy is fully and correctly understood, not the least because the choice of key words (i.e. ‘specialisation’ and ‘entrepreneurial discovery’) may lead policy makers and practitioners to make false interpretations and draw wrong conclusions. This theoretical clarification of the key concepts is illustrated by emprical examples of design of SS strategies in Scandinavian regions.
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