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The idea of this section is to provide European regions with an encyclopaedia in the field of innovation policy and strategic innovation policy management. Articles will be interconnected, wikipedia like.

2014. 01. 20.

Commercialisation of research results

Introducing a result of a research project into a new product/service/process/solution.
2013. 12. 16.

Absorption by SMEs of external knowledge in regional innovation policy - delivery mechanism

Means of supporting quicker take up by regional stakeholders of knowledge created regionally or in another region.
2013. 12. 16.


Governance can be defined as the ability of all stakeholders to design and commit resources to shape and implement a vision or a strategy.
2013. 12. 12.

Cross-border regional innovation policies

Cross-border regional innovation policies are policies that are defined according to “functional areas”, crossing over boundaries of administrative regions.
2013. 12. 10.

Clusters in RIS3

Michael Porter introduced in the early 1990s the concept of cluster as a geographic concentration of firms and organisations working in related activities.
2013. 06. 23.

Monitoring and evaluation

Innovation policy assessment has become a critical issue at a time when public budgets are less and less available and their use is under scrutiny: investments in specific innovation programmes have to prove their economic impact to be justified.
2013. 06. 23.

What S3 means for European Regions, different forms of smart specialisation

Smart Specialization is the prioritizing that takes place, at a territorial level, in economic activities, scientific areas and technological domains that are potentially competitive and generators of new market opportunities in a global context versus the prioritizing that other territories carry out (Del Castillo et al. 2012).
2013. 06. 23.

Frugal innovation

As a consequence of the financial crisis, western enterprises will have to change the way they innovavate as less funding sources will be available and consumers will have less purchase power. At the same time innovators of emerging countries have more than ever opportunities to address the needs of massive population getting out of poverty.
2013. 06. 22.

KETs as driver for smart specialisation

Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) are key drivers for progress, economic growth, competitiveness and employment in Europe. Today KETs are embedded at the core of innovative, advanced products. An electric car, for example, is a combination of advanced materials for batteries, microelectronics, components for power electronics, photonics, for low consumption lighting, industrial biotechnologies for low friction tyres. It also shows advanced manufacturing systems are used to produce electrical vehicles at a competitive cost. Additionally, KETs are of systemic relevance and feed many different value chains in heterogeneous ways. Due to this KETs are very important in the context of smart specialisation.
2013. 06. 22.

Consensus building in regional innovation policy

Consensus building is an interactive conflict resolution process with involvement of numerous parties to solve complex situations and to come up with mutual agreements – in the framework of regional innovation policy consensus building is applicable for different purposes like building the regional vision, developing the regional innovation strategy as well as for conceptualisation and implementation of policy instruments.