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2018 SMARTER Conference Plenary Presentations

Plenary Session [1] “Why Places Matter”

Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, London School of Economics, United Kingdom Why places matter: The geography of discontent and the revenge of the places that don’t matter

Charles Wessner, Georgetown University, United States Smart Specialization in the U.S: Growing New York’s Nano-Cluster


Plenary Session [2] “Moving to Smart Specialisation 2.0”

Peter Berkowitz, European Commission, Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy, Belgium EU Budget for the future. Moving to smart specialization 2.0

Slavo Radosevic, University College London, United Kingdom Towards Smart specialisation 2.0: challenges for less developed and low institutional capacity regions


Plenary Session [3] “Places, Networks and Value Chains”

Henry Wai-chung Yeung, National University of Singapore, Singapore Global Production Networks and Regional Development: Implications for Smart Specialisation

Simona Iammarino, London School of Economics, United Kingdom Globalisation through FDI and regional development policy

Caroline Paunov, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, France The Impact of the Digital Transformation on the Geography of Innovation


Science for Policy Roundtable: Take-ups for EU Policies

Katerina Sereti, European Institute of Innovation and Technology, Hungary Making innovation happen!

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