On Thursday, November 25th, a joint regional dissemination and stakeholder event on the topic “Smart Specialization and Innovation: How to Design the Regional Innovation System for Growth?” was held by the projects GoSmart&Excel BSR and TraCS3.

The event was hosted by the Förderkreis des HWWI - Niederlassung Bremen e.V. (Sponsoring Group of the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI)).

The conference and panel discussion addressed the context of the ongoing EU projects – GoSmart & Excel BSR and TraCS3 – and focused on the importance of innovation infrastructure and smart specialization for the Federal State of Bremen. The first session included European perspectives and research on innovation processes and structures. In the second session, the Bremen location, its interdependencies and innovation focuses were considered. The aim was to improve the skills of innovation actors in the Federal State of Bremen (and beyond) and to support the Regional Smart Specialization Strategy.