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Online platforms for smart specialisation strategies and smart growth
  This paper reports on the findings of the Online-S3 project, funded under the Horizon 2020 Programme (ISSI-4-2015), which tries to address the challenge of strengthening regional smart growth policies by developing an online platform for policy advice. The Online-S3 Platform offers a web- based environment for supporting the design, implementation and assessment of Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3) aiming to enrich the methodological framework that is being used towards enhancing smart growth policy design processes in EU regions. The paper first provides an overview of the Online-S3 platform, and then, focuses on the applications that could be used to help regional and national authorities during the priority setting phase of a RIS3 strategic planning process. Given that this phase relates to the identification and selection of specific sectors that can be used as flagships to support regional growth, the Online-S3 Platform offers a great tool towards enhancing the effectiveness of the smart growth paradigm.

  • Date:

    05 June 2018

  • Publication Status:


  • Library of Congress:

    HT Communities. Classes. Races

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    307 Communities

  • Funders:

    European Commission


Panori, A., Angelidou, M., Mora, L., Reid, A., & Sefertzi, E. (2018). Online platforms for smart specialisation strategies and smart growth. In Regions at a Turning Point: Post-Digital Communities, New Regionalism and Re-Nationalisation - Sustainable Development Implications, (96-102)



Online platforms, Regional innovation, Regional economy, Smart specialisation, RIS3, European Union, Entrepreneurial discovery process

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