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Robert-Jan Smits, Director General for Research and Innovation at the European Commission [Photo: Lisbon Council's Flickr photostream]

EU innovation official: ‘Smart specialisation is not about central planning’

The European Commission is promoting a ‘smart specialisation’ strategy for innovation where regions focus efforts and spending on their strengths rather than spread investments too thinly. But the hardest part is what to drop, says Robert-Jan Smits.