The MONROE project is working on organizing a special session on modelling of R&D and innovation policy as a part of 2018 SMARTER Conference on Smart Specialisation and Territorial Development that will take place in Seville (26th-28th of September). This conference offers a comprehensive picture of the smart specialisation policy experience, including an evaluation of its early results, and highlights recent developments both conceptually and empirically. Particular attention will be given to implementation challenges and ways to address them, as well as to methodologies for impact assessment. In addition, the conference will explore how smart specialisation engages with global value chains and production networks, and how firms, regions and cities can benefit from relationships across the borders.

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