Ahead of the Baltic TRAM Mid-Term Event “Analytical Research for Industry – Novel Options for Enhanced Cooperation”, the project presents to the wider audiences its latest study “Multi-Level Governance of Innovation and Smart Specialisation”. The policy-mapping exercise and analysis captured by this publication will guide the project´s forthcoming work in exploring how Baltic TRAM processed business enquiries support the smart specialisation priorities chosen by the regions and countries across the Baltic Sea Region. Likewise, the multi-level governance study will help to identify which supranationally agreed commitments are supported by the Baltic TRAM science-business cooperation cases.

The report is introduced at a time when the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) is engaged in dynamic discussions on the implementation of the CBSS Baltic 2030 Action Plan, endorsed last summer during the CBSS Reykjavík Ministerial. “Multi-Level Governance of Innovation and Smart Specialisation” serves as the subsequent part of the smart specialisation analysis commenced by the BSR Policy Briefing 4/2017 “National innovation and smart specialisation governance in the Baltic Sea region: Laying grounds for an enhanced macro-regional science-business cooperation”. Both publications, produced in the framework of Baltic TRAM, serve to explain how the project advances the CBSS Member States´ joint commitment to implement the priority focus area of the CBSS Baltic 2030 Action Plan “Transition to a Sustainable Economy”.

Multi-Level Governance of Innovation and Smart Specialisation
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