Smart Up! Specials is a sequel to the Smart Up! Event that took place in Emmen in September 2018. There we spoke to each other about the development of the Northern Netherlands. With the series Smart Up! Specials we zoom in on a theme every time. We want to inspire each other with speakers and interactive working methods. This creates a wonderful breeding ground for innovation. Smart Up! Specials is made possible by Samenwerkingsverband Noord-Nederland, Hanze Hogeschool and the Interreg Europe projects TraCS3, Beyond EDP, ClusterFY and RELOS3. The four Interreg Europe projects combine and organize this joint stakeholder events to address themes relevant to the projects in an innovative and interactive way.