UNIVERSITA COMMERCIALE LUIGI BOCCONI (IT), UNIVERSITETET I STAVANGER (NO), AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS (ES), LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE (UK), UNIVERSITAT WIEN (AT), ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE (CH), Pécsi Tudományegyetem (HU)
Smart specialisation is an essential principle of European regional policies, aimed at increasing efficiency in research and innovation investments. This region-based approach aims to boost growth and jobs by enabling each region to identify and develop its own competitive advantages. Over 120 smart specialisation strategies have been developed. The EU-funded POLISS project will address the gaps between the conceptualisation, design and implementation of smart specialisation strategies. Bringing together 8 leading European academic institutions and 14 partners from local governments, development agencies, international organisations, research institutes and private companies, the project will take a multidisciplinary approach. It will provide new systematic evidence and methodological tools to scholars, policymakers and local practitioners for designing smart specialisation actions.