Smart Specialisation, an innovation bridge between the EU and Latin America

Available from: 
June 2020
Paper author(s): 
Albane Demblans
Cristiano Cagnin
Javier Gómez Prieto
Globalization - Trade
Macroeconomics - Economic growth - Monetary Policy

Since 2016, the International Urban Cooperation Programme has been a vehicle for cooperation between the European Union and Latin America on the topic of innovation for local and regional development. In this endeavour, the Smart Specialisation approach originally deployed in the EU, and its potential to foster localised, innovation-driven sustainable territorial development, have been a great source of inspiration. Building on the 20 regional pairings between regions from the EU and Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Chile and Peru), this Science for Policy Report analyses the outcomes and the lessons generated by transcontinental cooperation and examines the potential to enshrine the EU touch on Smart Specialisation in the innovation landscape of Latin America.


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