RELOS3 - From Regional to Local: Successful deployment of the Smart Specialization Strategies


Programme: Interreg Europe

Lifetime: 1st January 2017 – 31th December 2019 (monitoring 1st January 2020 – 31th December 2021)

Keywords: Smart Specialisation Strategies, S3, economic development, innovation.


Objective: RELOS3 focuses on implementing regional Smart Specialisation Strategies in a local context by actively involving local authorities, innovation actors and companies. This is crucial in creating innovation in EU regions. In the current programming period 2014-2020, all EU regions have chosen so-called Smart Specialization Strategies to promote innovation and economic growth. The project seeks to increase their effectiveness by involving local partners, such as innovative companies, research centers, business associations, but also local authorities and universities.


  • Economic Development Agency of Sabadell (Spain) - Lead partner
  • Metropolitan City of Bologna (Italy)
  • Tartu City Government (Estonia)
  • Malta Enterprise (Malta)
  • Local Authority of Emmen (Netherlands)
  • Wielkopolska Region (Poland)




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