Urenio Watch Watch: Innovation Strategies

Triple Helix and Smart Specialisation Strategies

The School of Business and Society at St Mary’ s University in the UK in cooperation with the Triple Helix Association and with the support from Erasmus+ programme of the European Union (Jean Monet Action) organises the workshop ‘˜Innovative Place-Based Triple Helix Approaches for Regional Development through Smart Specialisation Strategies’ on 28-29 June 2019.

The making of the smart city paradigm

The smart city paradigm was shaped in two decades at the turn of the century, between 1990 and 2010. The paper of Mora, Bolici and Deakin “The First Two Decades of Smart-City Research: A Bibliometric Analysis’ reports on these first two decades of research on smart cities, examining the literature published between 1992 and 2012 by a bibliometric analysis.

EU innovation policy: “Solving Contradictions by Connectivity”

Jean Severijns’ collection “Solving Contradictions by Connectivity” contains 70 essays on the past, present and future of regional innovation and research policy in the EU.

The papers reflect on the evolution of innovation policy over the last 25 years, from the Regional Technology Plans in 1994 to the current Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (2014-2020). At large, the general opinion is that a lot has been achieved