Policymakers everywhere have recognised that innovation is key to competitiveness, which is also why it is at the heart of the Europe 2020 and Innovation Union strategies, and why its importance is stressed in the Regulations for the next Structural Fund programming period. It is against this backdrop that many nations and regions have made innovation a top priority and have set out to develop or enhance national and regional innovation systems (IS), which involve integrating a range of innovation stakeholders into a collaborative system.
114 project partners
65 regions involved
86 regional policies addressed
269 good practices identified
Projects tackling innovation systems
10 projects, analysed by the team of capitalisation experts, offer their know-how and collected good practice in the field of Innovation Systems. Click on each logo to get more information about the project's work.
Results of the thematic analysis are available in several formats.
Innovation policy goes beyond the development of isolated sectoral policies. It involves more than specific efforts to increase spending on R&D, support to SMEs, or support to high-tech activities. It focuses on developing integrated approaches based on the characteristics of the different territories. It establishes networks of institutions and stakeholders, creates space for them to develop constructive dialogue, and uses their inputs in the decision-making process.
Comissioner Huebner, February 2009
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