Unit D2, Support for Industrial Innovation of the DG Enterprise and Industry, is inviting stakeholders to provide comments on the draft text an upcoming Smart Guide on Service Innovation. The guide does neither cover all forms of innovation nor all aspects of regional innovation strategies that may be supported on a regional level. It should rather be seen as a practical toolbox with ideas, examples and fresh input into the work of regional stakeholders while designing smart specialisation and cluster strategies as well as other policies to address societal challenges, which make better use of the potential of service innovation. The Smart Guide is primarily addressed to national, regional and local stakeholders interested in promoting regional structural change and industrial modernisation, and in particular to decision-makers in the Managing Authorities of Cohesion Policy Funds.
The objective is to publicly present this Smart Guide on Service Innovation during the final EPISIS conference, 4 - 5 June 2012, Helsinki, Finland.