Policy study

International Science & Technology Specialisation: Where does Europe stand?

Industrialised countries invest in research and development (R&D) and human resources, their researchers publish scientific publications and industry produces goods and services. This output is often patented and/or exported. However, countries differ significantly in their industrial structures, R&D investment patterns and science and technology output. The study reviewed specialisation structures and dynamics in R&D investment,…

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Impact Analysis of support for strategic development areas in the Swedish manufacturing industry

This impact analysis dealt primarily with the impacts of five programmes which VINNOVA and its forerunner Nutek ran (1996–2009) in the area of product manufacture. It comprised five full-scale substudies in the areas of Functional Sales (FS), Free-Form Fabrication (FFF) and a section of the area Industrial IT (IT). The five programmes had a total…

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The Impact of Framework Programme supported Social Sciences and Humanities Research

The study assessed the scientific impact of the programme for the social sciences and humanities (SSH). It evaluated The Key Action Socio-Economic Research of the ‘Improving the Human Potential’ (IHP)’ programme of the 5th Framework Programme for Research and Development (FP5). It was commissioned by DG-RTD in 2008 and performed by Technopolis Group in 2009….

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Sectorial analysis of the long-term dynamics of business R&D intensity

Under the “Framework Service Contract for Support with the Production and Analysis of R&D Policy Indicators”, Technopolis Group (in partnership with IDEA Consult, NIFU-STEP and SPRU) carried out a study on sectorial dynamics of business R&D intensity in the context of monitoring the EU’s 3% GERD/GDP “Barcelona target”. The background to the request was the…

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Hot Spots: Survey of regional Innovation Policy

The OECD-NIS in collaboration with DG Regio and OECD Member Countries and their regions formed a working group that explored methods to analyse and monitor smart specialisation developments. This led to the OECD publication Innovation-driven Growth in Regions: the Role of Smart Specialisation (2013) to which we contributed. The region of Flanders as one of…

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Developing Firms’ Technological Capabilities

This literature review for the OECD uses a resource-based view of the firm in order to understand what categories of technological capability are needed to make successful use of internal and external science and technology. It proposes a four-way classification of capabilities that in turn offers a basis for designing policies that support the development…

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