GET supports Smart Islands Initiative. The Smart Islands Initiative is a bottom-up effort of island authorities and communities. It builds on years of collaboration between EU islands and seeks to convey the significant potential of islands to function as laboratories for technological, social, environmental, economic and political innovation. To make the most out of islands’ competitive advantages, all actors of the Quadruple Helix need to join forces. Public authorities, businesses, academia and civil society actors from islands need to work together so as to devise a development agenda that captures islands’ endogenous potential, generates local growth and drives Europe’s transition into a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy.