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POLISS - Policies for Smart Specialisation

Project ID
860887 - H2020-MSCA-ITN-2019
Project title

Policies for Smart Specialisation

Project manager, contact details
Krisztián Tóth,
Academic supervisor, contact details
Attila Varga, Dr.,
Total project budget
3.736.336,32 EUR
Total budget of UP
459.430,56 EUR
Project start date
Project end date
Universiteit Utrecht (NL)

Partner Organisations
Università commerciale Luigi Bocconi (IT), Universitetet i Stavanger (NO), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (ES), London School of Economics and Political Science (UK), Universität Wien (AT), École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (CH), Pécsi Tudományegyetem (HU)
General description

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.

Horizon 2020
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