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Smart specialization at local level: a practical application

Jonatan Paton

Smart Community concept, considering it as a participatory model for territorial development, is particularly relevant in the context of current understanding of smart specialization at local level, usually limited to Smart City approaches. The aim of this paper is to identify the elements of a Smart Community and its complementarities with the smart specialization policies. To this end, this paper used a mixed qualitative and quantitative methodology to identify the pattern of specialization and diversification opportunities (entrepreneurial discovery opportunities) in the city of Seville, and how these opportunities can be complementary to those of its Region(included in the Smart Specialization Strategy -RIS3 of Andalusia).