The Head of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, Alessandro Rainoldi discusses the work of the Smart Specialisation Conference 2016

Smart Specialisation Conference, Seville 2016 - Interview with Alessandro Rainoldi 

Alessandro Rainoldi discusses the value of bringing together policy makers and academics to build communities and disseminate knowledge across boundaries of specialism.  He acknowledges that measures of success are different for academics and policy makers, although mixed community conferences such as this one, can help policy makers to reflect.  This helps policymakers consider outcomes from scientific communities when making their future decisions on policy action. 

He describes how the RSA and how being a policymaker with RSA membership helps this process by helping build networks and bridge boundaries.

See the whole video here.

We are now seeking proposals for our 2018 SMARTER Conference on Smart Specialisation and Territorial Development, Seville, Spain

Implementation Across Global Networks of Regions, Cities and Firms

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