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.

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.

The BRIDGES project, co-financed by Interreg Europe, will be presenting its experience on Smart Specialisation.