The status, characteristics and potential of smart specialisation in Nordic Regions

This report attempts to create a foundation for understanding the added value of smart specialisation in the Nordic context.

It focuses on the cohesiveness and complementarity between the different tiers of government, paying particular attention to the dialogue between the national and regional levels to identify factors that enable or impede the implementation of smart specialisation.

The report also addresses the role of smart specialisation in realising the green economy and looks at regional commonalities in the pursuit of identifying a Nordic model of smart specialisation.

The report is prepared on behalf of the Nordic Thematic Group for Innovative and Resilient Regions 2017–2020, under the Nordic Council of Ministers Committee of Civil Servants for Regional Affairs.

Our Research Fellow Mari Wøien is giving you three reasons why you should be interested in Smart Specialisation: