Policy briefing: further strategies for smart specialisation of the North Sea region

Hugo Velthuijsen, Gerlof Kuindersma

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This report uses experience gained during the EU Interreg IVB project ITRACT and shares transnational learning on how to deploy IT-based solutions as part of Smart Specialisation Strategies, for example, while creating answers to societal challenges. ITRACT concentrates on rural areas, where the availability of an adequate digital infrastructure is often lacking and where people may lack the digital skills and literacy to adopt the smart solutions (known as Intelligent Transport Services; ITS) offered. The project addresses transport services as an enabler for smart specialisation.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages32
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015



  • itract
  • rural areas
  • public transport
  • international cooperation
  • information technology
  • mobility

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