Introduction to Smart Specialisation in the Australian Context
On Tuesday 28 March 2023, Dr Emma Shortis and Professor Bruce Wilson presented an introduction to the Smart Specialisation (S3) Process as it relates to the Victorian Forestry Plan.
Smart and Sustainable Specialisation Strategies for Regional Development
Webinar held 18 March 2021 to examine the potential of linking economic and socio-ecological innovation policy, and its implications for place-based innovation systems that enhance sustainability.
Reimagining the social contract between country and metropolitan Australia
The summer 2019-2020 bushfire crisis and disruptions caused by Covid-19 have drawn attention to both the contribution of country Australia to the national economy, and the continuing social challenges faced in country areas.
Rethinking Regional Policy After the Crisis
Disaster preparation and recovery must be a priority for regional policymakers in the wake of last summer’s bushfires and the COVID-19 crisis, according to a new report from the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in Smart Specialisation and Regional Policy.
Innovation Systems in Action: Lessons from the Netherlands and Germany
Collaboration is the key to success in regional innovation strategies, according to a new report from a study tour conducted by the Centre of Excellence’s partners at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute (MSSI).
Connecting innovation and sustainable development - second Roundtable Report
The Centre of Excellence rounded out its 2019 program with a second research roundtable at RMIT University for regional researchers and policymakers.
Policy provocation for regions in transition
The Centre of Excellence in Smart Specialisation and Regional Policy has put forward a ‘policy provocation’ to inform regional policy in transition regions.
What’s driving regional investment in Australia and the EU?
On 2 May 2019, the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office (VAGO) released their report Outcomes of Investing in Regional Victoria. For anyone interested in regions, their findings are sobering, but unsurprising.
Collaborative regional policy for Australia - lessons from the EU?
Australia needs to start delivering collaborative regional development approaches, according to the Regional Australia Institute.
Supporting cooperation – first Research Roundtable Report
On 27 February 2019, the Centre hosted a research roundtable at RMIT University for regional researchers and policy-makers. Participants discussed the coherence of regional research and policy and the relationships between researchers and policymakers.
Launch of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in Smart Specialisation and Regional Policy
On the 13th of August, the EU Centre was delighted to host the launch of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in Smart Specialisation and Regional Policy.