The Belfast Met, Titanic Quarter
Conference on Smart Specialisation in the UK and beyond
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND
17 October 2013
This conference organised by the Northern Ireland Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI) in association with the S3 Platform will focus on Smart Specialisation in the United Kingdom set within an EU and international context.
The various parts of the UK have developed different but complementary approaches to smart specialisation and this conference will allow lessons to be learned within the UK but also by EU and international partners.
The aims of the conference are:
1. To explore and compare the different approaches being adopted in the UK, EU and internationally in developing smart specialisation strategies.
2. To present and discuss the work of the S3 Platform and other support the European Commission provides for the design and future implementation of smart specialisation strategies.
3. To discuss next steps in developing approaches to smart specialisation.
Draft agenda can be found here.