Recognition of TIBS is growing: new insights, new contacts and suggestions for future cooperation

To identify potential co-operation models and contacts for strengthening support opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises also outside current Transnational Innovation Brokerage System (TIBS) working area, GoSmart BSR team from Vidzeme Planning Region participated in the World Latvian Economic and Innovation Forum, that took place in Valmiera, Latvia. The event, which has [...]

Limitations of Strategies for Smart Specialisation

Dr. Jan Wedemeier, head of the research area “Economics of Cities and Regions” and researcher responsible for the EU research project “GoSmart BSR” at the HWWI, has written with Mirko Kruse, junior researcher at the HWWI, a new article “Limitations of Strategies for Smart Specialisation”. The article was published in the November issue of the […]

GoSmart sharing good practices and contributing to foster interregional partnerships around smart specialisation topics

Innovation Broker Ilona Platonova from Vidzeme Planning Region along with  representatives from 60 other European regions participated at the workshop “A Robust Innovation Ecosystem for the future of Europe” hosted by Innovation Ecosystems unit of the European innovation Council (EIC) Task Force of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Research and Innovation in Brussels on […]

TIBS system is recognised as a good example of international support for SMEs

GoSmart BSR Innovation Broker Ilona Platonova participated at the conference “New Industrial value chains for Growth” in Tampere, organized by members of The Vanguard Initiative, who are driven by a political commitment made by regions to use their smart specialisation strategy to boost new growth through bottom-up entrepreneurial innovation and industrial renewal in European priority […]

Transnational Innovation Brokerage System gains great feedback in Brussels

The availability of international Innovation Broker in the regions is a way for small and medium-sized enterprises to help developing their product/service and to allow them to see opportunities for cooperation with entrepreneurs or research institutions in other countries, thus promoting of smart specialisation in businesses and cross-border cooperation. GoSmart BSR Transnational Innovation [...]

Polish SMEs’ are expressing their interest in taking advantage of the TIBS services

On 29th of October, 2019, Podlaska Regional Development Foundation organised a meeting in a form of a business breakfast – an early-morning networking event aimed at entrepreneurs, academia, administration and business organisations interested in international cooperation. 44 participants had an opportunity to learn more about the Transnational Innovation Brokerage System (TIBS) value [...]

Insight on Trans-S3 (video)

GoSmart BSR project aims to foster transnational cooperation between industry, the research and development sector, and public authorities.  For this purpose, a methodology for a Transnational Smart Specialisation Strategy – Trans-S3 – has been developed and applied in the GoSmart BSR partner regions. To give a glimpse on what Trans-S3 is we have created a […]

Methodology for Transnational Smart Specialisation Strategy

Smart specialisation strategies (S3) are considered a new and promising policy tool for building more knowledge-based and more competitive economies. Elaborating and implementing these strategies can benefit regional and national economic structures by more business and research community interactions, increased investments, attracting talent to innovation centres, and more intensive [...]