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Unveiling Serbia’s Smart Specialisation Strategy and exploring the role of incubators, accelerators and S&T Parks in delivering sector specific support in the Western Balkans and South East Europe

In October 2019 (October 15-16th) the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre organised a conference to present the Serbia’s Smart Specialisation Strategy (4S) together with the opportunities and challenges for sectoral specialisation of Science and Technology Parks (STPs), Accelerators and Incubators in the broader region of South-East Europe.

The two-day event was co-organised together with EU4TECH Western Balkans, a project funded by DG NEAR, and the Serbian Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development. The conference took place on 15 and 16 October at the Science Technology Park Belgrade.

The first day focused on Smart Specialisation Strategy in Serbia and its priority domains such as Information and Communicaiton Technlogies, creative industries and food for the future.

On the second day, participants discussed the role of Science Parks and incubators in the Western Balkans and South-East Europe regions can play in supporting emerging Smart Specialisation priorities.