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Republic of Cyprus
Smart Specialisation Strategy

The Council of Ministers approved the Smart Specialisation Strategy for Cyprus on 26.03.2015.

The preparation and adoption of Smart Specialisation Strategy is an ex-ante conditionality set by the European Commission to the Member States, during the programming period 2014-2020, for the exploitation of resources from the European Structural and Investment Funds for enhancing Research and Innovation (R & I) in areas where each country has a competitive advantage. The priority areas identified through Smart Specialization Strategy are: Energy, Tourism, the Structured Environment/Construction Industry, Transport/Marine, Agriculture/Food Industry and the sector of Health. Furthermore, a number of horizontal priorities have also been identified (such as Information Technology, Environment and Human Resources).



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