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7 November 2019

The most important driver of economic growth and productivity is innovation, especially innovation based on research and development (R&D).

An expert panel from the Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility (PSF) recently presented the Estonian government with their recommendations to improve the country’s research and innovation system and policy.

10 September 2019

Tunisia is looking to develop a more robust research and innovation (R&I) system with clear priorities to promote greater private-sector participation. Experts from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility (PSF) answered the government’s request for support. Their final report, Research priorities and private participation in R&D, contributes to Tunisia’s turnaround story.

19 August 2019

'Open access’, which makes the findings of scientific research available free of charge for readers, is part of a growing trend. It improves knowledge circulation, leading to better science, and boosts innovation. The government of Malta has therefore asked for the Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility (PSF) to help in developing a tailor-made Open Access policy for the country.

10 July 2019

Retaining and nurturing skilled researchers is key to building a dynamic knowledge-intensive economy. Aware of this, Latvia has called on the services of Policy Support Facility experts to explore ways of further boosting its human capital for research and innovation (R&I).

9 July 2019

Malta, the smallest EU Member State, has a booming economy with full employment and a solid budget surplus. Tourism, gaming as well as financial and business services are spearheading impressive growth, but how sustainable is all this? This is what the Maltese government had in mind when it asked a panel of Policy Support Facility (PSF) experts for advice on how to boost the fundamentals of its research and innovation (R&I) system, in order for it to be a driver of a sustainable future.

13 May 2019

Armenia is a land of great heights. The country is more mountainous than Switzerland, with peaks that could challenge the Alps. And when it comes to research it has ambitions to match. Having joined Horizon 2020 as an associated country in 2016, the Armenian government has asked the PSF for specific support in designing reforms to boost its research performance. The study kicked off in Brussels on 16 April.

15 April 2019

Find out in this video how the H2020 PSF helps EU Member States and countries associated to H2020 with practical advice on how to enhance the quality of their research and innovation investments, policies and systems.

9 April 2019

National experts from 15 countries are meeting in Brussels to kick off a wide-reaching mutual learning exercise (MLE) aimed at developing national strategies and roadmaps for future international cooperation in research and innovation (R&I). The meeting sets the scope and lays down an initial programme of topics to be addressed in the course of the one-year study which involves a series of country visits.

22 March 2019

its neighbours and embarked on a process of accession to the European Union. The government is now developing regulations, policies and funding schemes to foster and internationalise the country’s nascent entrepreneurial innovation ecosystem. Montenegro called on the Policy Support Facility (PSF) for support in this – and the PSF panel presented their policy messages and recommendations on 25 March in Podgorica.

21 March 2019

Helping scientists and entrepreneurs to work together is a key way of encouraging innovation. Many countries try to facilitate this and Cyprus is no exception – in fact the country is looking to boost such efforts. A new Policy Support Facility panel of experts is exploring ways of optimising the use of public research infrastructures in Cyprus by businesses.

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