Learning Among Regions on Smart Specialisation

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to a strengthening in the design and the implementation of Smart Specialisation strategies in the partner regions. It intends to do so by means of trans-regional learning, to not only improve the prospects of implementing their strategies, but also to communicate and disseminate their results, which may be replicable in other regions.


This objective will be achieved by implementing actions plans for policy development, passing though following (sub-objective) steps:


– Mapping of current Smart Specialisation strategies;

– Established partner triple-helix connectivity approach;

– Triple-helix connectivity analysis with the regions;

– Transnational learning across Baltic Sea Region;

– Policy guidance on innovation measures;


The guidance will be on the four Smart Specialisation topics in the focus of the project:

1) Entrepreneurial Discoveries; 2) Social Innovations; 3) New policy mixes; 4) Support for emerging opportunities


Leader: Regional Council of Ostrobothnia (Lead Partner)

Partners: Lithuanian Innovation Centre (LT); Lithuanian Institute of Agrarian Economics (LT); University of Vaasa (FI); Regional Council of Päijat-Häme (FI); Region Ostergotland (SE); County Council of Norrbotten (SE); Oppland County Authority (NO); Conference of Maritime Peripheral Regions (FR); Office of the Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodship (PL); Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (DE).


Project duration: 1 October 2017 – 30 September 2020 (36 months)


Total project budget: 1.6 M €


Contacts: Giedrė Stumbrytė, Project manager, Ph. No.: +370 5 2356116, e-mail

Last time updated: 2019-02-12 11:16


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