Methodology for Transnational Smart Specialisation Strategy. Abbreviated Version
This document is an abbreviated version of the upcoming publication “Methodology for Transnational Smart Specialisation Strategy – Policy Paper” (final version planned for distribution in April 2019).
Smart specialisation strategies (S3) are considered a new and promising policy tool for building more knowledge-based and more competitive economies. There are some initial indications that 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 collaboration among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), leading to stronger economic performance.
Although created within the GoSmart BRS project context, the proposed Trans-S3 methodology can be widely used in any situation when multiple regions attempt to intensify their collaboration based on the smart specialisation concept.