Innovation Systems

Innovation systems logoPolicymakers 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.


10 projects

114 project partners

65 regions involved

86 regional policies addressed

269 good practices identified


Cooperation map

Cooperation map

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.

Logo of project CLIQ Logo of project ERMIS Logo of project EURIS  Logo of project INNOPOLIS Logo of project KNOW-HUB Logo of project INOLINKLogo of project IPPLogo of project KNOW-MANLogo of project UNICREDSLogo of project URMA


Results of the thematic analysis are available in several formats. 

Innovation systems


Policy recommendations: view / download
Policy paper: view / download
Brochure: view / download 
Report: view / download

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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