Smart specialisation strategy for the Hunter region: a strategy for innovation-driven growth

Economic development Regional planning Entrepreneurship Business Innovation Smart specialisation Hunter River Valley

Australia's first Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3) is an integral part of RDA Hunter’s economic development agenda to advance the region’s innovation network and grow the Hunter’s international competitiveness. Smart specialisation is an OECD framework implemented widely across the European Union to deliver regional economic transformation through analysis of local competencies and discovery of new areas of opportunity. The Hunter’s S3 identifies, builds on and promotes the region’s smart strengths and most promising fields for entrepreneurship so that public resources can be concentrated on sustainable economic development.  

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