Regions and local authorities play a central role in achieving a smarter and greener economy. Regions and cities are best placed to nurture local innovation ecosystems and can provide testbeds for digital and clean technologies, notably with the instrumental support of the European Cohesion Policy. They can connect sustainable and smart growth to fostering socio-economic development and create jobs, most notably through research and innovation strategies for smart specialisation and new solutions to pry apart economic growth and environmental degradation. As such, regional and local authorities can be key actors in the shift towards a resource-efficient and low-carbon future.

Technopolis Group has been working with regions and cities for more than 20 years. Our work helps them to address complex innovation challenge, which requires a holistic approach and a long-term perspective across the policy cycle.