Knowledge and Innovation for the Economy

Healthy, digitalized, sustainable Montenegro

Support Programs

How to use S3 opportunities?

Smart Stories

Sharing success stories

Calendar of Activities

Smart Specialization in Montenegro

Smart specialisation (S3) is designed within the reformed cohesion policy of the European Commission, as a locally based strategic approach that is characterised by identification of priority areas that need to be supported, and builds on the analysis of strengths and opportunities for the economy and the process of entrepreneurial discovery with a broad stakeholder participation

Smart specialisation connects innovative policy with selected priority areas.

S3 Effects


Identifies strengths and comparative advantages of the country (region)


Gives priority to investments in research and innovation in a competitive economic field

Defines common vision for national (regional) innovations

Key Priority Areas for Smart Specialization

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Value Chain

Knowledge and innovation-based agriculture is developed by following the principles of sustainability. It preserves the traditions and values of the country life and complements the beauty of the Montenegrin landscape.

Energy and Sustainable Environment

A regional energy hub with a high level of utilization of renewable energy sources and mineral raw materials based on the principles of circular economy and sustainable environment.

Sustainable and Health Tourism

The destination for sustainable and health tourism with a diversified and authentic tourist offer that is based on innovative business models and services.

Information and Communication Technologies

Digital Montenegro with advanced ICT solutions implemented in all sectors of the economy that enables dynamic and proactive access to new and innovative technologies.

Calls and competitions

e-Innovations Portal

– The E-Innovation portal is a system for submitting electronic applications for registration in the Register of Innovation Activity Entities, as well as for submitting applications for the status of a beneficiary of incentive measures for legal entities and natural persons.

International Programs

International Partners

Special thanks

Supported by the "Norway for You" project - financed by the Embassy of Norway in Belgrade

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