Smart Specialisation is an innovative approach that aims to boost growth and jobs by enabling regions to identify and develop their own competitive advantages. Through its partnership and bottom-up approach, Smart Specialisation brings together quadruple helix (4H) actors such as local authorities, academia, businesses and the civil society, working for the implementation of long-term growth strategies supported by EU funding.
Everything is based on regional co-operation. In Päijät-Häme, Smart Specialisation means that our 4H actors have selected the strongest areas of expertise that have the potential to create sustainable growth, jobs and welfare. Spearheads in Päijät-Häme are:
The European Commission launched the concept of Smart Specialisation in 2012 (https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/research-topic/smart-specialisation) in order to support regions to find their innovation potential in business sectors and services. One of the most important targets is to help regions reinforce their R&D activities by utilising the EU’s different financial instruments and programmes. This is supported by Smart Specialisation thematic forums, which give tools to the development of interregional co-operation and the formation of European value-chains.
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