What is an “Innovation Anchor”?

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SMART EUROPE is based on the notion that smart and targeted regional policies and interventions can in fact be designed in order to boost employment directly in the different innovation based sectors in a region, thus creating maximum employment growth within the sectors that contribute most to the regional economy.

Depending on the region these can be for instance a multinational company, a cluster, a university or a specific economic sector, or a combination of those.

In the context of SMART EUROPE these driving actors of regional employment in innovation based jobs are labelled “Innovation Anchors”.