Policy study

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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