The Friends of Smart Specialisation (FoSS) is a group of independent innovation policy experts, set up in Brussels in 2018. The group’s goal is to support the mainstreaming of smart specialisation as an instrument for strengthening the multi-level European innovation system.
Smart Specialisation can play a coordinating role in European policy development in aligning innovation and transformation policies at different levels (regional, national, European). Smart Specialisation can, in particular, support the development of a common reference framework for aligning forces to tackle common challenges and opportunities.The group have produced a mission statement that gives an overview of the group’s thinking on smart specialisation.
Our Latest Documents
Below you will find an overview of our latest documents, including FoSS publications, presentations as well as useful references.