1st SMARTER Conference on Smart Specialisation and Territorial Development
Date: 28 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
Venue: Seville (ES), HOTEL MELIÁ LEBREROS, Luis Morales, 2 (Seville 41018, Spain)
Smart Specialisation represents the most comprehensive industrial policy experience being implemented in contemporary Europe and it is a cornerstone in the European Union effort to drive countries and regions out of the crisis and guarantee opportunities for growth for each and every one of its territories. Thanks to this effort, for the first time, public authorities and stakeholders across an area of more than five hundred million inhabitants are crafting their innovation policy according to a common set of principles and methodologies.
This conference aims to take stock of the smart specialisation experience and assess its current state of the art both in terms of conceptual developments and practical implementation. It offers to a limited number of participants from academia, European Institutions and territorial authorities, a unique opportunity to discuss these issues, to define the scope and main avenues for future research and policy analysis, and to address the challenges confronting policy makers and practitioners.
Agenda and Presentations
The conference organisers are keen to attract papers that address the whole spectrum of topics, disciplines, and methodologies encompassed by the smart specialisation approach, including contributions from all areas of regional analysis with a link to smart specialisation.
As well as academic submissions, papers contributed by practitioners and by a combination of academics and practitioners are very much welcomed.
Papers reflecting on similar policy experiments outside Europe would also be welcome. There is a need to learn from best practice from all around the world to increase our understanding and knowledge. These papers may consider the especially acute problems of doing S3 in less developed regions and exploring the scope for inter regional mentoring and learning.
The programme will be published soon.