The paper presents the main findings indicating relevant technologies for the development of the sector of production and material processing in Śląskie Region, Poland. The findings are results of analysis carried out by the observatory of material technologies operating within the framework of a network of specialist regional observatories in the region. According to the adopted assumptions, the analyses included technologies used in the region for the production and processing of: metallic materials, ceramics and plastic materials. The findings are crucial for rationalising the public support from the Regional Operational Programme (ROP) for the companies. According to European policy the entities receiving support should implement regional smart specialisation. In Śląskie region smart specialisations are complemented by technology areas indicated in technology development program for the years 2010-2020. The technologies in the area of production and material processing were analysed using two criteria: interconnections between technologies used in the region and the opportunity to create new products of the region.Keywords: technology assessment, regional development, material processing, metal manufacturing, smart specialisations
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