Horizontal Thinking
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Horizontal Thinking

We need to think horizontally when designing innovation policy. This was my main takeaway from the recent “Regional Innovation Forum for Europe and Central Asia”. The conference was organized by the World Bank and the European Investment Bank in Bratislava (Slovakia) and attended by 150 policy-makers and analysts. It focused on the key issues for the … Continue reading

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Smart Specialisation Strategies for Learning Regions
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Smart Specialisation Strategies for Learning Regions

Is transnational learning across regions possible, and how to best foster that? This was the leading question of a seminar organized in Brussels in April by Smartspec, a research project with a consortium of academics, experts and regional policy-makers. Regions in Europe are putting up Smart Specialisation Strategies (S3) following the new EU agenda for … Continue reading