SMARTER 2020 Conference Webinar series - Smart Specialisation Strategies for Sustainability - opportunities for economic recovery and competitiveness

06 October 2020

Date and time

06 October 2020, 09:30
06 October 2020, 11:30


General Information

The Webinar situates smart specialisation strategies in the new EU policy agenda with the European Green Deal as EUs new growth strategy. This directionality is confirmed in the recent EU recovery package, where investment and innovation-driven policy for sustainability are highlighted for our economic recovery. Which opportunities for local industrial strategies arise in the green and digital transitions and in the new EU policy? How can smaller countries, regions and cities in Europe design bottom-up strategies reaping the opportunities of the green and digital transition for local jobs and growth? Which investments and innovation measures are needed for this to happen? How to deal with the threats of transitions and local trade-offs? How can we build on smart specialisation strategies and what needs to be adapted?

The Webinar counts on five high-level speakers with in-depth experience in innovation policy design across Europe:

Jennifer Casingena Harper, Malta Council for Science & Technology, Malta
Luke Georghiou, University of Manchester, UK
Philip McCann, University of Sheffield, UK
Luc Soete, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
Daria Tataj, Tataj Innovation, Spain

Johan Stierna, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Spain

Background Material:
Place-based innovation for sustainability report from Philip McCann and Luc Soete

Agenda and Presentations

9:30- 10:30 CET  - ‘Tour de table’
10:30 - 11:30 CET - Discussion and Question and Answers


Lesa Reynolds
Event Organiser (for RSA Europe)

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