Přístup inteligentní specializace jako nástroj řešení společenských výzev

Title in English Smart specialization approach as a tool for adressing societal challenges


Year of publication 2020
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference XXIII. mezinárodní kolokvium o regionálních vědách. Sborník příspěvků.
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Economics and Administration

Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.5817/CZ.MUNI.P210-9610-2020-18
Keywords innovation policy, societal challenges, smart specialization
Description Challenge-orientation of innovation policy is linked to the question of how to implement this policy at regional level, which is becoming increasingly important in addressing these challenges. The aim of the paper is to present the application of smart specialization approach as a tool for coping with societal challenges enabling the transformation of regions towards sustainability. The paper uses qualitative research methods, such as a literature review and case study. The application of this approach is presented on example of the Swedish Vinnväxt programme which aims to support sustainable regional growth by creating internationally competitive innovation environments in areas related to strengths of functional regions. From 2017, the driving force behind this programme is the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda. Its main aspects include strengthened or new constellations of actors, formulation of societal objectives relevant to regional actors, long-term horizon and internalization. In future, the presented programme could be an inspiration for the creation and development of similar programs also in the Central European countries.
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