Creating a smarter Europe means promoting innovative and smart economic transformation and regional ICT connectivity.
Our programme helps local, regional and national governments across Europe to develop and deliver better regional development policies in this field.
We create opportunities for sharing solutions to regional development issues, for exchanging good practices and for policy learning via our two pillars: our interregional cooperation projects and our Policy Learning Platform.
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Discover the SMART sub-topics we address and click on the link to find all related resources on our website.
Projects and project ideas
Get inspired by our approved projects or explore one of these SMART project ideas. Then, discover how you can get involved in interregional cooperation by preparing your own project proposal.
SMART project ideas
Building innovation ecosystem in Western Pomerania
CHIME (City Heritage Information Model in Europe)
GREEN-LEND Supporting Inclusive Green Microfinance by the Improvement of Local Policies
Innovative approach to the Clusters in Smart Industry (4.0)
How to Turn your Patent Rights into Dynamic Self-Funding Securities
HOW TOKENIZATION AND ARCHAEO-NFT COLLECTION OFFERINGS MAY FUEL GLOBAL LIQUIDATION
Paragon ICT program - cross border emergency planning, crisis coordination & management
InnoCoop – fostering innovation-oriented business cooperation of SMEs
New approaches to export potential in a global world
DigEXT: A DIGITALISED, RESOURCE-EFFICIENT AND RESILIENT EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRY
Silver Economy in Rural Areas - Innovation & Digitalization of SMEs
Industry 4.0 technologies & Industrial Property Rights
Digital transformation of health based on the disruptive technologies of I4.0
Explore all the policy solutions our projects and policy experts have identified on the topic of SMART. Read through our policy briefs and good practices. Watch our webinar recordings. Download the conclusions for past workshops and peer reviews.
Food Vision 2030: Ireland’s integrated systems approach for a sustainable agri-food sector
Food Vision 2030 is a stakeholder-led, mission-oriented strategy which recognises the interconnectedness of policies for food, health, climate and environment.
The success stories of the Green Hydrogen Booster project
The Green Hydrogen Booster project aims at development of an ecosystem for green H2 applications by SMEs in three provinces: Groningen, Drenthe and Friesland.
INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY PROGRAMME: CONNECTING TALENT INTERNSHIPS
International mobility program: young people with university degree that can stay in leading organizations abroad for 6 months
EKIN+: Support program for creation, growth & consolidation of innovative start-ups in San Sebastián
EKIN+ is a program created in 2014 to promote and consolidate innovative business projects in San Sebastian.
Support to arts, entertainment and recreation sector businesses | Covid-19
Support to culture sector enterprises by offering working capital loans and grants for organisation of art, entertainment, or recreation events.
Quality standards and individualised approach of local incubation programme within ERDF by Leszno Business Centre
Quality incubation programme for local start-ups including both business support services and investment (first being pre-condition for the latter).
Support program: "Ris3mur COVID-19 for reactivation business through technological innovation"
Financial support for companies framed within sectors included in the Research & Innovation Smart Specialization Strategy whose results were affected by Covid19
SMART policy solutions
Gender equality: fixing the practices for a rapid transformationCurrent trends in society acknowledge the urgent need to boost awareness of the role of women and more generally of gender equality in all spheres. Take a look at EU objectives and local initiatives.
Better governance for Cultural and Creative industriesExplore the recommendations from the peer review that took place in Marseille on creative economy issues.
Integrated territorial development to fight depopulationExplore the policy recommendations from the peer review for the Intermunicipal Community of Coimbra Region on integrated territorial development to fight depopulation.
Rethinking local policies: Spaces for entrepreneurshipExplore the key learnings of our workshop on spaces for entrepreneurship that took place in Ghent.
Get policy advice
Are you looking for help on a regional policy-making challenge or simply have a question? Make use of our Platform services.
Get relevant resources and contacts through a written exchange with our experts.
Get ideas on how to resolve your policy challenge during a two-hour discussion with peers.
News and events
Explore the latest news and upcoming events on SMART topics.