Smart Specialisation with Smart Clusters

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The S3-4AlpClusters project aims at enhancing smart industrial transition in the regions of the Alpine Space by facilitating innovation through cluster initiatives and initiating interregional cooperation. Recent experiences show that the identification and development of transformative activities - i.e. the innovation capacities and actions that have the potential to lead to structural change - remain a significant challenge in the practical implementation of Smart Specialization Strategies (S3).

The main output of the S3-4AlpClusters project is the S3-Innovation Model, introducing a systematic process for cluster initiatives and regions to explore capacities and opportunities for transformation and to facilitate the identification and development of transformative activities. Background information, tools and relevant documents are available here: The S3-Innovation Model

More information is available in the final publication of the project: Final Publication

Michael Keller, Lead Partner, comments on the S3-4AlpClusters project and its main output, the S3-Innovation Model, in a short interview at the University of Padova: Interview Michael Keller