Policy Expo 2017: Smart Specialisation and Industry 4.0

On the behalf of the RSA community we would like to warmly congratulate to the Policy Expo 2017 winner: Smart Specialisation and Industry 4.0: Upgrading Regional Capabilities for a Balanced Industrial Development and Growth Through Networks.

Organisers: 

This Expo explores how policy can assist lagging regions to participate fully in the EU’s smart specialisation framework and take advantage of the opportunities digitalisation and Industry 4.0 offers. It does so by analysing the ability of these regions to mobilise local resources and existing capabilities within their regional innovation systems, and attract and connect to new resources and capabilities in global value chains by exploiting the new interface with markets enabled by 4.0 technologies. We will adopt a network perspective to examine Smart Specialisation and the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies by regions in Italy, Spain and the UK (e.g. the socio-economic impact of the presence of Apple’s first iOS Developer Academy in Naples). The Expo will inform novel policy solutions that connect regional, national and international knowledge flows to promote the technological upgrading of embedded manufacturing sectors in lagging regions for a balanced industrial economic growth.

Follow us on Twitter @SmartSpecRSA

For more details, click here: http://www.regionalstudies.org/funding/report/smart-specialisation-and-industry-4.0

All content copyright © Regional Studies Association 2017. Registered charity number 1084165.