The ambition of smart specialization in the Baltic Sea Region is to create regional growth through better ways of combining and using place-based resources and improved macro-regional networks. A key element of achieving this is improved regional governance and partnership coordination. At the regional and national level governance mechanisms, partnerships and networks of innovation are often seen as self-evident and given. The approach in this report focuses on governance of innovation networks in the context of two smart specialization areas (ICT and energy) in Pomorskie region, Poland.
Connectivity and innovation potential in Pomorskie ICT and energy: Comparison across the Baltic Sea Region (by Seija Virkkala, Åge Mariussen and Antti Mäenpää, University of Vaasa with Tech-ACC, PDF)