Smart Specialisation Framework for Northern Ireland
A draft Strategic Policy Framework for Smart Specialisation for Northern Ireland will be available in July 2013. The policy framework encompasses a portfolio of existing and proposed policies, including the Programme for Government, Economic Strategy and draft Innovation Strategy
A summary presentation of the 'Strategic policy Framework for Smart Specialisation - Northern Ireland is availble at the link below.
Smart Specialisation Methodology
In recent years, Northern Ireland has been developing Innovation Policy which aligns with the Smart Specialisation best practice methodology of:
Smart Specialisation Platform
Northern Ireland is a member of the S³ Platform, a European Union facility, with the purpose of assisting regions and Member States to develop Smart Specialisation Frameworks. The Platform aims at supporting each region in identification and promotion of the high-value added activities and the range of policies to achieve this.
Smart Specialisation NEWS
Northern Ireland joined the Smart Specialisation Platform in March 2012 and was the first region in the UK to have been selected to be ‘Peer-Reviewed’ at a Commission Workshop which took place in May 2012. The feedback has been very positive.
Northern Ireland has also been selected to take part in a large scale European FP7 research project into Smart Specialisation in September 2013.
Northern Ireland has been selected to host an International Smart Specialisation Conference in October 2013. For more information contact: