MOOC on how to design Smart Specialisation Strategies

Event date
October 7, 2019 - December 20, 2019
Short description

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on how to design Smart Specialisation Strategies starting October 7 2019.


The course offers an overview of the concept and methods allowing the design and application of a smart specialisation strategy on the regional or national scale. Furthermore, the course intends to motivate its participants to take action and develop a smart specialisation strategy for their respective regions. It combines formal presentations, many case studies carried out in the field, as well as first-hand accounts. Hereby the MOOC is proud to present that among others Peter Berkowitz will inform the participants on the S3 lessons learned from the past and on new regulations.

It is especially intended for public policymakers on the regional, national and international level as well as for those responsible for development policies. Furthermore, it addresses experts and analysts who develop consulting services in this domain or work in international organisations. as well as Master and PhD students and researchers in the fields of economics of innovation, technology policy and regional studies.

The course is directed and supervised by Prof Dominique Foray and Martin Eichler. Dominique Foray developed the concept and has been deeply involved in European smart specialisation policy between 2009 and 2013. Martin Eichler is the chief economist at BAK Economics, an expert in regional economic analysis and an experienced consultant to many regions in terms of regional benchmarking and economic assessment.

Course enrolment is for free.

For more information.

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Geographical focus
  • General/no specific focus
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General
Event type
  • Training
  • Webinar

Entry created by Marie Croce on September 20, 2019
Modified on October 30, 2019