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The section will contain a set of good practices supporting a swift and efficient management of smart specialization strategy development in Higher Education Institutions. Universities that would like to share their good practices are kindly requested to contact us through the email: info@thinkingsmart.utad.pt

 

According to the Europe 2020 Strategy, effective use of public funds for projects that are based on a strong partnership between businesses, research institutions and public institutions especially in the area of science and business will create smart specialization. The primary effect of such actions is to stimulate entrepreneurship both in the local and regional level. University of Lodz also joined into activities whose aim was creating smart specialization.

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TU/e is the co-ordinator of the research-based project, De-escalate that develops and tests mechanisms for de-escalation of aggression through dynamic light. The project studies the potential impact of light on de-escalation, by examining psychological pathways through which exposure to dynamic light might defuse escalation. It translates these findings into dynamic lighting scenarios, and tests their effectiveness in two real-life situations: an inner-city entertainment area and a psychiatric care facility.

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The automotive industry is changing rapidly. New developments are particularly evident in the fields of Smart and Green Mobility. This requires collaboration with other sectors in the fields of energy, ICT, infrastructure and traffic management, among others. But collaboration between companies, research institutes, education and governments is also crucial.

 

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Triangulum project Duration: Ongoing

The Triangulum project, funded from Horizon 2020, demonstrates how a systems innovation approach based around the European Commission’s SCC Strategic Implementation Plan can drive dynamic smart city development. This project will transform designated urban districts into smart quarters in three forerunner cities and then transfer the concepts to three further cities. It will implement pioneering concepts in the three cities Eindhoven (Netherlands), of Manchester (UK), and Stavanger (Norway).

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