Welcome to the Smart Specialisation Hub

In partnership, the Knowledge Transfer Network and the National Centre for Universities and Business are pleased to deliver the Smart Specialisation Hub to promote innovation throughout England. The Hub is part-funded by:

What is the Smart Spec Hub?

See how Smart Specialisation works, and how the Smart Specialisation Hub can help you prioritise your investments to your local area.

News

Read the latest Smart Specialisation news, including Smart Specialisation policy and case studies.

Smart Spec 101

Find out more about Smart Specialisation in England, including information on the Hub’s funders.

Hub Library

See the latest Smart Specialisation Hub publications, as well as Smart Spec background and policy documents.

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Smart Specialisation Annual Report 2016

Our inaugural Annual Report gathers Smart Specialisation case studies and commentary from across England.

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Smart Specialisation Progress Report

This Progress Report outlines our analytical framework for Smart Specialisation in England.

Smart Specialisation Hub Observatory

View our Observatory map, and the available LEP frameworks from our Research Analyst team.