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12 December 2018

A new PSF report looks at ways to widen participation in, and strengthen synergies between, the EU Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation (FP) and European Structural Investment Funds (ESIF) – both being key financial instruments for research and innovation (R&I) in the EU.

12 December 2018

PSF experts have recommended how to better integrate the Slovenian research and innovation system – by building up links between academia and business – and strengthen its links with the European and global research system.

4 December 2018

The Maltese government has called on the Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility (PSF) for Specific Support to help boost its research and innovation (R&I) system. The planned expert peer review will likely inform the design of Malta’s 2020 National R&I Strategy.

4 December 2018

Public trust in science largely depends on the integrity and transparency of scientific research, as does the excellence of research itself and the reliability of its results. In order to promote a strong culture of research integrity in Europe, and ensure excellent science, 14 countries have just launched a new mutual learning initiative under the Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility.

25 November 2018

Estonia is home to unspoilt nature, an historic capital, the inventors of the code behind Skype and also an increasingly successful start-up culture and e-government initiatives. With the launch on 20 October of a new PSF Peer Review of its research and innovation (R&I) system, Estonia has signalled its intention to stay ahead of the innovation curve.

28 September 2018

Grants and loans play a vital role in public innovation policy, prompting businesses to spend more on R&D and helping them overcome barriers to innovation such as risk aversion and market failures. The Policy Support Facility (PSF) Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE) on Evaluation of Business R&D Grant Schemes presented its main findings, lessons learned and reflections on the way forward at an event in Brussels on 19 September 2018. The final report covers behavioural change, new mixed-method approaches and the opportunities of big data.

26 July 2018 Malta

The Maltese government has called on the Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility (PSF) for a Peer Review to help boost its research and innovation (R&I) system. The planned expert peer review will inform the design of Malta’s National R&I Strategy post 2020

2 July 2018

On 21 June 2018, the Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility (PSF) Specific Support to Montenegro kick started in Brussels, Belgium. The Montenegrin government has asked for policy advice in building a friendlier environment and a supportive ecosystem for start-up enterprises in the country.

29 June 2018

More countries are adopting Performance-based Research Funding Systems (PRFS) to improve their research and innovation systems. A Horizon 2020 PSF Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE) brought together practice and experience with this relatively new policy instrument from around Europe and beyond, providing a platform for an extensive discussion on the challenges related to the design and role of PRFS. The work delivered a comprehensive report full of insights on the different policy options, and recommendations for optimal PRFS design.

28 June 2018

The final report of the PSF Specific Support to Georgia was presented to representatives of the government, national research and innovation agencies, universities and research organisations, in Tbilisi on 14 June 2018. The report’s policy messages are summarised around four groups of issues which Georgia needs to address over time: Coordination, Concentration, Collaboration and Coherence.

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